26th March 2017
Up until last October, I was quite normal! I am married, we have one son, almost 2o years old. I have a full time job which I love. I try and eat healthy most of the time & I loved to – that was my thing! I’d tried lots of other different things, but soon became bored – running is the only thing I’ve stuck with for so long (about 11 years now) .
Then bang! My whole life was turned upside down! I was admitted to hospital with water retention- I’d put on 20lb of fluid over the weekend, and figured I should get it checked out! I was kept in to have a kidney biopsy to find out what was going wrong! This all went to plan, but afterwards it wouldn’t stop bleeding! Three ops, and four days later, I had one kidney less, and the other one wasn’t working anymore & I was put on dialysis. Had a couple of blood transfusions as I lost so much blood, and hubby was told a couple of times I wasn’t going to make it.
9 weeks later, I’d had numerous infections, an allergic reaction to antibiotics which resulted in me getting Steven Johnsons syndrome (a life threatening skin condition which resulted in me shedding my skin), pneumonia, c-dif, I’d been in ICT, HDU, and several other wards in between. I’d lost 2 stone in weight (as well as the 20lb fluid) , and lots of muscle wastage, could barely walk with out sticks, and I got to go home the day before Christmas Eve!
The last few months have been spent building my strength back up, and try to get back to normal. I have now been diagnosed with Lupus, and am constantly at the hospital seeing one consultant or the other – they are treating me with kid gloves as I went through so much while in hospital.
And now I’m starting back to work, and trying to run again.
This blog will be my ramblings – happy and sad, my feelings and thoughts.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’m going to enjoy writing them.
PS I’m not a writer, I’m not particularly witty or entertaining- and this could end up very boring – I’m just me 😊