Monday, November 28, 2011
Sick, but much better....
After you have a transplant, every little sickness is such a big deal. There are so many drugs I cannot take, even over the counter stuff. I do take 18 pills a day every day, and will for the rest of my life. Crazy! I used to would not even take Tylenol unless I just had to. Only two of those are anti-rejection drugs, the others are pills to keep the other pills from eating up my stomach lining, and LOTS of vitamins. Plus my weight has caused me to have high blood pressure, so I take two for that. After the transplant, I basically have no immune system, well I guess I have one, it just doesn't work good.
I can catch things real quick, and it takes a long time to get over them.
Now don't get me wrong, these are just facts, not complaints. I wake up breathing every day and I am happy to be alive. It's just when I get sick, it is usually worse than everyone else gets, and it takes longer to go away. This little sickness, a stomach virus, sent me to the hospital for IV anti-biotics. Plus I have a touch of crud like everyone else where I live seems to have.
But I AM BETTER this morning. Actually am up at 5 am, which never happens. I will posts more today if I can, but thank you for checking on me... I appreciate it.