Thursday, August 11, 2011

Why I have been absent from blogland

Since it has been a bit since the last time I posted to my blog I thought I would share a brief explanation as to why.  About two weeks ago my body swelled up horribly.  I kid you not, my face looked like someone had attached a large round balloon to my neck, my eyes were swollen shut, my feet looked like elephant feet!  Needless to say it warrented a visit to my doc.  He ran some blood tests, ordered me to stay out of the heat and to lay with my legs propped up most of the time.  FUN!  (not).  The following day I got a call from his office asking me to come in right away.  The doctor wanted to talk to me.  Bring my husband if at all possible.  Panic!  Apparently my kidneys started shutting down.  My heart was overworked.  I was (am) extreemly anemic, and my blood counts were way off.  Whew!  I went home with this information and was told to come back in three days to have more blood work done.  He called me that night as well as the next afternoon.  (it was a Saturday) to tell me the good news.  My kidney function was back to normal.  We had been talking possible dialysis.  But there was some very bad news, too.  Surfice to say it gets real personal after that.  More tests are being run this coming Monday but loads of prayers are being said for me and I am adapting a positive attitude.  Hopefully things will work out on there own.  The suspected culprit?  RX strength ibuprophen!  It is thought that that is what is causing some internal bleeding.  Sooooooooooooo........I have been absent but have several new things to add to my blog soon.  Cards and such.  After the first of next week.  A fun, happy adventure to share with you, and..........Love, Elle


Anonymous said...

My goodness Elle,you have had a rough couple of weeks. Praying that all will be back to normal for you soon. Take care
Hugs Julie P

Jeanette said...

OMGosh Elle! I am so sorry to hear how unwell you have been. That sounds so scary. I hope that you are now on the road to a quick and completer recovery.
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sandy said...

Dear Elle - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. But it also sounds as if you have a treat in store for us. Thanks so much for stopping in to visit my blog. I really appreciate it!!

Julia said...

Hi Elle,

Thank you very much – I’m happy that you like my ‘Tilda’ rag doll.

I do hope things soon gets better for you healthwise.

Julia x

NGCARDS said...

Sorry to hear it has been rough for you lately hun, sending my love xxx

Linda said...

Sorry to hear about this!!!! My what a time you have had!!!!! Hoping that things will get better for you soon!!!!!Wishing you the best!!!!!