While I have a lot of tales to tell you - ranging from the hysterical, to the horrifying, to the happy - I think today I'm going to tell you all why I'm an indoor kind of girl this summer.
Most you remember that I am asthmatic. Right? And, thankfully, it has been largely under control except a bought with bronchitis about once a year. Well, this lucky lady got hit with bronchitis/pneumonia twice over the winter. Not fun! Of course, looking back I'd happily do it again instead of what happened next.
I went to work one day in April not feeling all to well and through the day had a few people tell me to go home or go to the doctor. Did I listen? NO! I waited until the end of the day and decided that it might be a good idea to go to Urgent Care. I was there no longer than five minutes when they packed me up to the hospital.
Turns out - I had a 103 degree temperature, was septic, diminished breath sounds, a pulse rate of over 170 beats per minute and sky-high blood pressure. They thought I was going to code and flat out told me that. Scary, right?!
I was lucky - I got lots of nebulizer treatments, a super fun IV that I thought was going to poke back out of my hand, and antibiotics. Did I mention that I fought with them when they told me I was going to be admitted? Yeah, not my finest moment...but I got to go home almost 24 hours after my hospital stay started. Before I left, I had a fun chat with a pulmonologist who warned me that I am under no circumstances to be outside in heat, humidity or pollen this summer or he'd be seeing me again, and next time I might not be so lucky.
So...who has a few fun craft projects for me this summer?