March 1, 2009
Greetings from Tampa General! After a long restless night, I am feeling WAY better today. My hemoglobin levels following my 2 blood transfusions yesterday was at 9 this morning. My doctors are comfortable with that level, and we're hoping that it will continue to rise on it's own. My chest pain and shortness of breath have all subsided too. We're thinking that all these pains I am having are a result of my body readjusting from being in bed for so long.
My pulse rate is still really low, but stable. Tomorrow I am going to have an Echo cardiogram done to make sure my heart is functioning properly. I am nervous about that because I don't want the doctors to find anything else wrong with me. If my test results are normal, I am hoping that I will be discharged in the afternoon.
Josh went home this evening to get some good solid rest before he returns back to work tomorrow. I miss him already since he's been with me this whole time. I am so lucky to have such a strong and supportive husband to help us get through this. I'm not alone tonight though, my mom is here with me keeping me company. We played cards earlier and are now getting ready for bed.
Posted by Lauren at 9:01 PM