Hospital – Word of the Week

Could it be anything else really seeing as I’ve been there every day!

Each day I’ve gone to the day treatment room and hooked up to a drip for my IV steroids. It’s not so bad really, it takes half an hour or so once I’m on and the radio is there for company. The chairs are reclining and cosy and the whole procedure is not so bad at all. My arm throbs while it takes place but it’s not unbearable. It leaves a horrid taste in my mouth but a couple of mints helps with that.

The worst part has been actually getting there and getting home. We have to go straight from picking the kids up from school and so they have to come with us because there is no time to drop them off anywhere. They have been really good but it’s cost us a fortune in the snack shop! Coming home we hit rush hour traffic so by the time we get back we are rushing to get the kids fed and ready for bed.

Thank fully we have managed an earlier appointment for the latter part of the week which has been really helpful.

Side affects have been insomnia, I can go to sleep okay but I’m waking up really early and not being able to get back off again. Then I’ve felt tired all day. My blood sugar has been high and my blood pressure has risen but I’m coping alright with that. I’ve have been feeling a little nauseous but nothing too bad, I’ve not eaten very much this week.

As for results, it is early days yet and I still have more months of oral steroids to take. I’m keeping hopeful that they will work.

The Reading Residence


  1. liquoriceuk
    January 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Glad to hear that you managed to get earlier appointment for the latter part of the week – it sounds like it is quite a juggling act trying to go straight to the hospital after school and then getting home, fed and ready for bed. Hope the insomnia eases soon and that you'll see some positive results from the steroids soon x #WotW

  2. January 20, 2017 / 11:42 am

    What a week and how difficult (and costly!) to have to take the kids with you several times, too. Glad they've not made you feel too bad, though and I do hope the insomnia soon subsides x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. Dean B
    January 20, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I do hope the treatment works and sorry to hear that it's been a bit of a difficult week for you guys, hopefully things will get better soon. #wotw

  4. angiemwebster77
    January 20, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I really hope this treatment works for you Anne. Hopefully the time will fly and soon the appointments will be a thing of the past. x #WotW

  5. debsrandomwritings
    January 20, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Hi Anne, fingers crossed that this treatment is the one that works for you. Hopefully, when you read this you will have finished your last hospital treatment and can look forward to starting to feel more yourself again. I do hope the oral steroids don't have side effects.


  6. January 20, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I really hope the treatment works for you and helps….It sounds like a hard week for you. Sending love and hugs x

  7. optrixxaris1
    January 21, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    May the treatment help and you not face the frustration of car parking like my family had. #WotW

  8. January 22, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    It sounds like you have had a rough week. I'm glad that you were able to get some earlier appointments to make it easier with the kids. I hope things get easier for you #WotW

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