Day 15: my last day in CVCU

Day 15: my last day in CVCU

So much has changed in the days I’ve been in the hospital. I have been in every level of care, in 3 different buildings and like 6 different rooms. Every day, my condition changed and, with that, the doctors’ treatment plan. Today is my 15th day in the Salem Hospital. I’ve become stable enough in the past several days to be independent within my room […]

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Captain’s Log: Day 11

Captain’s Log: Day 11

SO MUCH has happened in these past eleven days. It’s been a near-unbearable roller coaster ride of grandiose proportions. After my last post, I was told by the doctors that I have, not only a ton of clots hanging out in my lungs, but one GIANT clot completely occluding my left pulmonary artery; plus, because of the back pressure, I have severe heart failure. I’m […]

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This is a long one, but I’ve been gone a while.

This is a long one, but I’ve been gone a while.

It’s 2:45am. I’ve been up for about an hour now…since my spO2 dropped to 81% and the alert woke me up…watching some bullshit on Discovery channel with naked people pretending to be survivalists, while my bff snores on the fold-down sofa. Let’s back up. I’ve been so sick since the middle of December. It started with the flu, the week of the 15th, then my […]

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