Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bladder Infection

This morning I felt great. I got up at 6:30 with the kids got them ready and sent them out the door at 8:30 and 8:40. My sister had stayed the night because Ryan left at 3 am this morning in case I needed help but I was great. I got some phone calling done for some bills and organized my folder for my cancer treatment. I got a lot of new things yesterday to add to my notebook. Anyway about 30 minutes later I got the chills. Which they said wasa common side effect is flu like systems. So I just tried to keep warm. Then I decided I better take my temperature it was like 97 then about a 1/2 later it was 99.9. My sister had to leave so I told her I may be calling her if my temp went up to 100.5. That is one of the only systems they like you to call the doctor right away. So about an 1 hour later my temp was 100.9. So I called over to Kadlec chemo department and they said to come in. I went in and my temp had gone down. They took a urine sample and 4 blood test. The kid that took my blood told me it would be 72 hours but the nurse said no it wouldn't be that long. So about two hours later they said you have a bladder infection and gave me a prescription and sent me home. I have to go back on Friday for another blood draw. So it was an eventful day. I came home and slept most of the rest of the day. I am starting to feel better again tonight. I think the nap helped. I was so thankful I had the infection today and not tomorrow the chemo department is going to be slammed tomorrow plus the sooner I get antibiotics hopeful I will be able to do chemo on Tuesday and not have to push it back. Thanks again all who helped out today.


Anonymous said...

Hey chick,
Man, when it rains it pours! Glad to hear that you are feeling better tonight though. I went and had my yearly checkup today. That is always so much fun, but thanks for being my reminder of how important they are! Thinking of you often and still hoping to help in any way possible!
Love ya,

Linda Kirkham said...

Love ya, Kid. You are on my mind all day long. Aunt Linda and Uncle Carl

Anonymous said...

Your strenth and optimism continually amazes me when I read your posts. I know I'm in Phoenix, but if there is anything I can do please let me know!

Smiles & luv!


Heather said...

I'm sorry you had one more thing pop up but I'm glad you were able to get everything taken care of.e

Let me know if we can help in anyway... and remember, we love you!

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Ok, Heavenly Father, she's got enough character...can You please let up a little?

Just kidding. Kind of.

I'm glad you're feeling better this evening and I'm glad you took the time to nap today. That's what you'll need to keep doing to battle the beast.

You rock. At all things. Seriously.

Tharker said...

Let's see...what else can we add to the list? Canker sores...ear infection...strep...I mean as long as your at it...just kidding.

Optimism...that is a perfect word for your posts. You are wonderful!

debsters said...

You are a true example of courage and strength. We'll pray for good days.
(So Cole and my son, Dallin, are in Miss Penfield's class together. I told Dallin that new kids always need a friend to play with at recess, hoping that he would show him around a little. Dallin replies, "Mom, he's got like 5 friends already." Sounds like he's doing great. If Cole feels comfortable he is welcome to come and play with Dallin anytime after school. I know that sometimes with appointments and such you might get in a bind.)
Keep Smiling!
Love, Debie Spurgeon

Karen said...

You have been such an inspiration to so many. It is said again and again throughout these blogs. Keep up the positive attitude, it in itself is healing!!

Anonymous said...


I got your note and check from Kamden on Monday. Thank you! I still insist on free tuition! This is the only thing I can do to help you and your family! I need the blessings Rochelle, think of you helping me!
Yesterday, we had a hand washing course in preschool! I got several bottles of germ-X and we'll also squirt thatseveral times! Kamden is doing great at preschool! She follows directions and loves to always completes her projects! I love her! She is strong like you! I am glad to hear you are doing well!

Kristen Hatch

Lacey Kogan said...

I'm so glad your first chemo wasn't that bad. I know it will probably get worse but hopefully you can ease into it! Bummer about the infection. I wanted to come in and say hi yesterday but I have a cold and you really don't need to add that to your plate! Sorry the flowers weren't wrapped so pretty. I didn't have anything else! :) Still praying for you and thinking about you a zillion times a day. Let me know if you want Carter to come over and play or if I can come do you dishes. I need to help! :)

Love, Lacey

natallie said...

hope you're feeling better today...let me know if you need anything. ps. give kamden's teacher the blessings!! :)

Anonymous said...

Ro - You are so lucky to have so many people offering their love and wanting to help you. This just shows what kind of person you are that so many people want to surround you with their love for you. Put me on the long list of people that want to help, I really hope that you will take up the offers and when you need help to please ask for it. I know that you can be very strong headed and stubborn when you want to be, but I hope that you will call me and others when ever you need anything. I have always know that you are one tough cookie, But you are so amazing with the strength you have shown to fight this stinking cancer head on. You have a very special place in my heart and I get to laughing at all of the weird, crazy, and stupid things that we have done and I can't until we are able to do more. I Love ya!!!!


Please help Kristen out.

Kara said...

I saw this quote a while back. After reading your blog the other night I was reminded of it.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. -William James-

Your strength, courage and your positive attitude are truly inspirational.

Thinking about you and your family,

Khatch said...

I just wanted to thank-you for your sweet note. It really made my day. You are an inspriation to me. Again let me know if you ever need anything. You can call me anytime. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who does not give us more than we can handle, and you my friend are one tough women. I hope that you are feeling better.
Kim Hatch