The last ten days..

…have been pretty rough going, bringing up more questions than answers. I am thoroughly exhausted by it all. Each day I hope for a little more strength but instead feel weaker.

But Thank you for all your kind messages, emails and thoughts, I will get back to replying to them all when I feel stronger. But just to say they are much appreciated

I had a Brochoscopy on Tues. Not the most pleasant of experiences but it was helped along with a complimentary therapist, for which I was most grateful.

The ward is lovely but I miss my opposite bed buddy who was always smiling. I can’t fault the nursing staff always vey kind, caring and professional here on 11a South.

Sadly I can’t see Jem or Elliot under these circumstances, but the when visitors do come I feel pretty exhausted very quickly. Still it’s good to see people and breaks up the day.

Not a lot goes on here but at least I have a good view of the nurses station which is better than a blank wall.

So why am I still here? Through all the various tests, blood cultures, scans act they can not find the route of the infection. But my temperature is regularly rising to 39.5 (103f in old language) this is what really pulls me down, I can cope with the coughing fits!

If things don’t improve in the next couple of days I will be transferred by ambulance to UCLH. Here they will carry out a PET scan, probably the only scan I haven’t had. It involves a pretty high dose of radiation and can pick up on all sorts of things even dementia!

I just really want to get home and be with my husband.

I shall just have to continue once again to be a patient patient.

From my window on the 11th floor it looks like you have had some good days, but perhaps we are now starting to enter winter.

Oh well soon I will get a ride in my new car, that’s something to look forward to.

Love to you all

Deborah xxxx

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21 thoughts on “The last ten days..

  1. Just remember Keith was where you are and look at him now … They couldn’t find the route of the infection either sometimes they never do … Your body will start to fight back very soon and you will be driving along in your new car … Thinking of you Jo and Keith xx

    • Well I am counting on following a similar pattern. So far they can’t far they can’t find anything. Maybe the anti fungo drug will do the trick?
      Xxxx

  2. Thinking of you Debs hope you will be home real soon and having a trip in your lovely new car , we so enjoyed our afternoon catching up with you all, that was the best laugh ( Colin’s shirt etc , hilarious ) lotsa love Mary xxx

  3. Deb, I’m so sorry to hear your still not feeling well. I’m sure you’ll start to get back to normal soon. Sending all our love. 😘 xxx

  4. Hi Deborah,
    I’m trying but it’s difficult to find the right, helping words. When I have those bad, bad things happening so I force the hardest myself to concentrate to find some, even if just one GOOD thing. Something to be happy for when things go bad.
    Maybe you could see Jem and Elliot through the nurses station and wave to Elliot if they’re not allowed to come in your room now. That could make you to feel little bit happier! ❤️ You two could make your own secret language through the glass wall without talking!
    Hope youll soon feel better!
    Love

  5. Hi Deborah,
    I’m so sorry to hear what you’re going through and hope you start to improve very soon and get back to your lovely home and family. with much love xxxx

  6. Hard to find words Deborah, but frustration ranks as a contender: after all you’ve been through, now this. Just praying you’ll be able to get home soon and off this latest roller coaster. Much love, Nicola

    Sent from my iPad

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  7. Just remember we are all rooting for you. It is so frustrating when you were feeling so much better. Lots of thoughts and prayers winging your way should ensure this pesky infection is soon beaten and you will be home with your family asap.
    With love

  8. Hope you’re feeling better soon Deborah and can catch up and have a cup of tea when you’re back home. Lots of love xxx

  9. So sorry the infection is still not under control. I really hope they crack it so you don’t have to take a trip to London. While you’re fighting this, come up with some jewellery designs so we can get to work on them when you’re feeling better. Thinking of you. Lots of love, Ruth xxx

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