Sunday, August 16, 2009

Still Here....

I guess I was wrong when I said I wouldn't be in the hospital long! Hopefully I can go home tomorrow. I have a lot of pain and cramping after eating and the doc wants me to be able to eat without a lot of pain before I go home. Its a VERY slow process. I think the C-diff infection is under control, but it just takes a long time for the inflamed bowels to heal and go back to "normal". There were white blood cells in the bladder, but the culture didn't grow anything, so its not really an infection. The white blood cells are probably a reaction to radiation on the lining of the bladder.
Don't know what we are going to do about radiation. I still would like to finish the last 3, but don't know if that'll happen. I've decide to pray about it and leave it in God's hands--I don't want to be worrying about it.
It gets pretty boring here! But since I like to sleep a lot, its really not too bad. Dee came down Saturday to keep me company so Rich could stay home for awhile and get some things done. We yakked for about 5 hours! It was great! This C-Diff infection is contagious, so she was taking a risk, but she kept her gown and gloves on like a good girl!
This infection is contagious mostly only to those that have a compromised immune system, or have recently taken antibiotics (because that kills the "good" bacteria that keeps the bad stuff in check).
Thanks for checking in! And thanks for your prayers!!
Love to all,


  1. Tina,
    I am so sorry you have C-Diff. I had that a few years back and I know the pain you are going through. But I didn't have a bladder infection.
    Just want you to know with antibiotics and time it does heal although it takes quite a while.
    I read your blog almost everyday and you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time.
    Keep the faith.
    Love and prayers,
    Your Godmother Elaine

  2. Take care girl and heal ... hospitals suck but hopefully they can keep an eye on you.