I’m HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m finally home!!!!! I am so happy and grateful to be home!!!!

I’m out and home. We were home in time for Trent to make me a real meal for dinner. And I Survived the two day ordeal with food smuggled in by Trent.

Amos was so happy to see me he tackled me and pinned me to the floor while he licked my face. It was a very happy reunion.

They seem to have the seizures under control with meds they could send me home with.

The radiation caused my brain to swell and it caused seizures. It was really scary because I was fully conscious and aware of them. Great ideas for some short stories though. June 1 is coming!!!

Blogging from the hospital

I was finally admitted to the hospital yesterday. I was back in the ER because I started having seziures and it scared the crap out of Trent.

The full-brain radiation has made my brain swell, so they are trying to reduce the swelling.

The real nightmare is that I have food allergies that the hospital cannot accommodate. They’ve already tried to kill me twice.

Trent had to battle with security to bring me food. They didn’t feed me for two days. It has been a nightmare which included throwing up in my mask. I do not recommend doing that ever. two thumbs down.

But my night nurse is more than happy to help Trent with the great food and coffee smuggling past security later this morning.

Here’s the crazy

We just got back from seeing my radiation oncologist as a follow-up to the ER visit. It was radiation side-effects that had me in the ER. She said that aside from what brought me to the ER things are looking promising on their end. She said this next week is hell week. She said the first week AFTER full-brain radiation is really bad.

I am mostly battling the effects of the brain tumors. They have been presenting themselves as stroke symptoms. So I am in physical therapy mostly to relearn how to use the left side of my body. I am relearning how to talk, type, walk, etc. Cutting things up in the kitchen can be a scary ordeal.

Trent and I were talking and the two of us came up with a super crazy idea to work my brain through this. I wrote 1000 words on my book in progress before my appointment, so I was kind of on a writing high while I was there.

So here’s the crazy, don’t freak out, my doc was instigating some of this and thinks it will be really good for me. Starting June 1 (so I can rest through hell week.) I am going to write 100 short stories in 200 days. (That ends the challenge a couple weeks before Christmas, which is when my parents normally come to visit.) Trent said I work better and seem happier when I am writing under a challenge. 100/200 gives me flex days and time to work on my books too.)

I know it sounds crazy. But my doc said I need to be working against the tumors and said this is how I can put up a big fight.