A Very Crappy Night

28 Oct

October 29, 2010

Literally. As if having to endure chemotherapy isn’t bad enough, I ended up in the ER late yesterday afternoon with, of all things, impacted bowels. Even though Halloween is approaching and this would make for a great horror story, I will spare you the gory details of the evening. 

Thankfully I’m home now and feeling much better, but through this ordeal I’ve learned a few things:

  • Things can get worse. Just when you think things can’t get worse, they can.
  • Nurses are angels on earth. I couldn’t imagine going to work and having to do some of the things they’re called upon to do. They are beyond amazing in my eyes.
  • Keep your pantry stocked with bran and prune juice. You never want to end up in the ER for that problem.

Okay, back to bed and my chemo hibernation–which was so rudely interrupted.

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4 Responses to “A Very Crappy Night”

  1. Sandy October 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Hi Cathy, That sounds awful! The nursing home my mom was in gave her PAB when she was having those type problems. PAB = A mixture of Prune juice, Applesauce and Bran. Always seemed to work for her! And it wasn’t somthing harsh. Take care and get back to your hibernation, Cathy Bear. Much Love, Sandy

  2. Noreen October 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    How dare those bowels of yours interrupt your chemo hibernation, they are beyond rude! Carmen and I used to enjoy a beer in the evening, now it’s an iced Metamucil cocktail….so romantic…

  3. Nancy Reidy October 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    So glad you’re o.k. Hang in there!

  4. Fawn October 30, 2010 at 12:21 am #

    Oh no! I’m so glad you’re back home. My sister-in-law makes sure to have about an ounce of olive oil every day and she swears it works. There are specialty stores that sell flavored olive oils and sometimes she’ll just drink a shot of one of those straight. Feel better!!!!!

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