• Posted by Cathy
  • 01 Dec 2008

There was a blizzard on Sunday. My mom ended up coming and picking me up on Saturday, to make it easier to get there on Monday. Lot’s of snow but not the 2-3 feet they were calling for. God answered my prayers. We left at 4:30 in the morning so we could make it there by 6 AM. As soon as we hit the expressway the roads were clear! I thanked God the whole way to the procedure. I remember waking up once during the procedure and I was under a blanket. I remember the anesthesiologist (who kind of acted like he didn’t know what he was doing) looking at me and then I was out again. So I now have on my back about 10 feet of wire, most of it is taped up, a couple of bandaids, a gauze pad covering the exposed wire coming from my back, and a pouch with wires in it holding the spot where the battery will eventually go in 3 weeks if all of this works.

I’m supposed to be keeping track of how many times a day I pee and when. So far it’s been about every hour, excluding the 3 hour nap I took, 15 times today, and I haven’t fallen asleep yet, so the 3-4 times I go before I fall asleep haven’t been counted. So 18 times is pretty good.

I should mention the wonderful people I have in my life that have been helping me out so much. My parents, sister, and friends I have around here (who will even pump my gas because I just can’t do it yet). My sister made a huge sacrifice by leaving her kids for the first time in order to take me to and from the hospital! The nurse where I work has been great through all of this. She has agreed to change my drainage patch which is a huge help to me. The people I have in my life is what gets me through each day.

My next steps are to recover, try and start a support group, and get the word out about IC. So my prayer for tonight is Lord Thank you for helping me get to the hospital, and helping me to get to this point. Thank you for the wonderful people you have placed in my life. Please help me to recover and let this work. Guide me in my plans I have for the new year. I pray for your blessings and wisdom in what is in store for me next. Amen

Written December 18, 2007

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