Sunday, November 20, 2011

DoWnHiLl and Up Again--A Rambl-ey Update

Last I wrote I was getting better--unfortunately my health took a turn for the worse on Thursday and I spent a few very long days hardly able to breathe.
I can't remember a time when I've been more scared. 
I've had asthma all my life--but it only acts up if I get a really bad cold--every other year or so I get one and have a bad week of it--then nothing! I'm fairly certain my primary care doctor was trying to kill me--I've never been so under-treated/poorly-medicated in my life! I am beyond thankful that they got me in to see an Allergist/Asthma specialist or I would have wound up in the hospital this weekend. 
Big. Sad. Face.
I can't describe how impossible it was to breathe and how scared and terrible I felt Thurs/Fri. I'm still not 100% and it's killing me that I probably won't be able to get home for Thanksmas this year. It's my favorite holiday tradition and the girls are SO excited about it.
I can't express how THANKFUL I am that my Mom came down to help me. I wouldn't have been able to make it through without her here--something about having your Mom makes everything better even if everything isn't better! I also had a ton of help from my precious in-laws and am so thankful for them--I am so blessed to have them so close by and SO willing to go above and beyond to help me and care for my family! 
Hopefully each day will bring improvement in how I'm feeling. 
Cause's been pretty much the worst. thing. ever. 
For those of you who prayed/are praying for me--I appreciate it more than you know!


Madre said...

To my darling daughter....for some reason this Thanksmas is to be held in your own beautiful home...I pray that the Lord will make this holiday one that you will treasure for many years to come....let's ask Him to reveal Himself in a very special way as we give Him thanks and praise together in an unexpected circumstance. I LOVE you! madre xo

as told by: Korleen said...

From one asthmatic to another! I feel for ya and have been praying for you. I'm sorry to hear you won't be able to head north to enjoy your thankmas, but i'm secretly happy because I KNOW your little family prays for loads of snow and November is just too early for that nonsense! ;-) All joking aside. I hope you can have a great thankmas in Jersey and get a chance to make it up here and show your kids what real snow is later this winter (like February)!

Melody said...

Yikes! How scary! I hope you are 100% very soon!