Notes From Supergirl

My Diary from the Trenches

Day 58


The doctors are sending me home today! I am very excited but, I’ll admit, also a bit nervous because I’m going home still being sick. They all got together and had a big meeting about my mysterious infection yesterday and decided that it has stabilized – it would be too soon to see it decline. In addition, they decided that they would put me back on one of the earlier medications they had used that does not have the harsh side effects of kidney damage, fevers and shakes. What that means is that I can go home and have a home-nurse come in to give me the IV medication for an hour a day. That is a far better scenario than having to come to the hospital for 4 hours a day, everyday.

I’m still running the fevers, but they are fairly manageable – still annoying and exhausting. The doctors feel it may still take a couple of more weeks for these to completely go away. Unfortunately they won’t let me take ibuprofin anymore so I am limited to 1 Tylenol every 6 hours. I will just do the best I can.

I think I went through a little of this anxiety when I went home last time. As much as I want to be home, in the hospital every little ache, pain, complaint or curiosity is dealt with immediately.  At home, I’m alone, left to wonder and worry about the tiniest little things. I’ll be working very hard to get over that. I’ll be focusing on trying to do as much with the kids as possible and hopefully that will keep me plenty distracted!

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14 Comments to

“Day 58”

  1. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 2:54 pm Chip Says:

    That’s great news plus you’ll have the added bonus of being able to enjoy the outdoors just when the temps are coming down some for the weekend.

    Here is my Rx for you: Have Bri-Bri prepare a nice pitcher of gin and tonic with slices of lime, a full bucket of ice, and a tumbler. Take all items out by the pool along with a book. Situate yourself under an umbrella, put ice in glass, fill glass with beverage from pitcher. Sip. Repeat until all wonder and worry about the tiniest little things disappears.

  2. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 3:06 pm Meredith Says:

    Great news, Jess! Praying for peace and calmness for you during your time at home!

  3. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 3:56 pm Tatiana Says:

    Great to hear this, Jess! Wish you a very smooth transition into your own home world :-) .

  4. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 3:58 pm Jackie Yau Says:

    Fantastic! That’s great news, Jess. May you settle smoothly back into home life, surrounded by all that you love!! Best wishes. I’m sending warm, healing vibes your way.

  5. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 5:55 pm Heather Says:

    YESk Drinks are on Jess!
    What? Too soon? ;-)

  6. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm Julie Says:

    Somebody say DRINKS? he he
    Welcome Home Jess!

  7. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 6:58 pm Irene Says:

    That’s great news, Jess! Good luck on the transition home!

  8. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm Kim Says:

    Drinks?? Where are the drinks?? I need a drink… I think I am getting those shakes you’ve been talking about just thinking about how I need a drink right now :P

    Count me in for whenever those drinks happen ;) Enjoy being home Jess and keep your head up – focus on how healthy and happy you will be very shortly!!!

  9. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm mary ann Says:

    No drinks for you Jess! Lots of H2O to flush out those kidneys! It’s driving me crazy trying to figure out “the infection” and “the antibiotics” you’re on. Need more medical info :-) What infection?

    I check your blog almost daily and report to Karen. I’ve been up at camp all of July. So glad your bone marrow is clean.

    Have a nice home coming. I’m thinking about you all the time. our Blog entry about your Mom really touched me. I miss her very much.


    Mary Ann

  10. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 10:44 pm Melly Says:

    yea Supergirl! Can’t wait to visit at home! Here’s a little humor for you:
    My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and shekept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
    I asked her, “Do you know him?”
    “Yes”, she sighed,
    “He’s my old boyfriend…. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”
    “My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”
    And then the fight started…

  11. Avatar July 28th, 2010 at 11:54 pm Julie Says:

    Ha ha ha ha – good one Melly!

  12. Avatar July 29th, 2010 at 9:11 am Martha Says:

    Hip, hip hooray! Give Ty and Kieran an extra hug for me. Don’t fret about the mundane, just enjoy the boys. Love, Martha

  13. Avatar July 29th, 2010 at 9:17 am Chip Says:

    By “the mundane”, I think she means Brian.

  14. Avatar July 29th, 2010 at 3:51 pm Martha Says: