The adventure continues! Just found out I’ve got internal bleeding 🙂 My team and I are hoping we can BIOTP, (Blame It On The Prednisone) and not something more serious. To rule out the more serious, I had CT scans of my chest, abdomen and pelvis. The procedure was not a big deal. I just felt like I was on fire from the inside out. Thankfully, the results came back normal, and I am now looking forward to a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy to try to find the source of the bleeding. Of course, because IHNFP (I Have No F-ing Platelets), I will have platelet transfusion #8 immediately preceding these fun-filled procedures.
Being that I’ve been on Prednisone for over a month now, I can really start to see the famous side effects kicking in. I have FUSUOLS (F-ed Up Super Ugly Old Lady Skin) big time! It also appears I am storing acorns in my cheeks that will last me the fall and winter. It is probably/hopefully the cause of my internal bleeding, since it is often associated with small tears in the stomach and/or intestines. It’s true – PAB (Prednisone’s A Bitch). Prednisone is not my only med, however. I am taking a multitude of pills throughout the day to try to keep my blood levels where they should be, and my team is planning on adding more soon.
3 thoughts on “We’ve Got a Bleeder!”
Hi Jos! First of all…. You have always shown your amazing talent of creativity and adventure to everyone in your path…. This tops the charts! A personal Blog ! Your positive energy and great humor will see you thru this difficult time, along with your incredible family and friends….
I am not sure your blood type, couldn’t find on any pages of your self help ( for those who needed this, me) pages on your blog… But, I am O negative Blood type ( slightly rare blood) if you need me … For blood ( donor) or just a friend…. I am here, a stone throw away…. Sending my love, prayer and support to you, for a quick recovery…. We need you out in this world doing what you do best! Smiling…. Love you, Karen
Karen-your are right, O-Neg is a rare blood type. Coincidentally, Joselyn is also O-Neg.
Joselyn-My husband is a “universal donor” and I think that means he’s an o negative too. ? So let me know if you need donors. xo