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  • Writer's pictureJentrie Williams

Keeping Things Exciting

Updated: Feb 20, 2018

Well, I guess I just really like to keep things exciting, because I find myself writing to you from my hospital bed at Huntsman. ha Ugh!

I was not lying yesterday when I said I was feeling awful. The injection I receive every day causes bone pain. And oh wow, it's painful. From my hips, to my lower back, all the way up to my ears and head were so painful, I couldn't sleep or find any relief. Like I mentioned before, fevers=infection=NOT good, especially for me this weekend because my white blood cell count has dropped and i'm very high risk. Well, throughout the day and evening I kept feeling worse. I was constantly taking my temperature, and at 7 o'clock, it was too high. After talking to the Dr., he said if it hadn't gone down after one hour to call and i'd have to go to the ER. Of course, my temperature rose, so I was off to start a long night of tests and pokes.

*As you can see, I was not happy about all of this.

We spent 5 hours in the ER before I was admitted at Huntsman. Longest. Night. Ever. After 4 hours of sitting on a folding chair, I finally convinced Jake to share my bed with me haha.

Though it stinks that I got so sick and had to come back so soon, i'm very grateful to be in good hands here. I sound like a dying walrus, but I am starting to feel a lot better. They are giving me lots of antibiotics and treating me for the flu.

What i'm finding to be hard, is coming to terms with how sick I really am. All of this is totally opposite of who i've been, and i'm sorry to say, but I really hate it. I hate that I'm a "sick mom" and I hate that i'm putting so many people out because I need so much help. But, I have to remind myself, this is only for a season. And wow, I am so grateful that my prognosis is so great. Yes, it's going to be a hard and yucky few months, but I have a 95% recovery rate and I will get back to my healthy self again.

My cute Dad made this sign to go on my door at our house. I cry every time I read the first sentence. But isn't it cute?!

Well I'll be here for a couple more days getting the star treatment, then hopefully I can be home and stay healthy for a few days before I come back on the 17th for my next round of chemo.

Love you all,

Xoxo Jen

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