I am extremely thankful that I have never had a serious illness or even a scare. Minor car accident and an allergic reaction to benadryl in combo with dehydration are the 2 that took me in an ambulance, neither of which turned out to be serious at all.
About 4 1/2 years ago they think I had a stroke. I lost the ability to speak, and even swallow some. All of a sudden I used my right hand when I had always been left handed. They still do not know what happened and that really freaks me out. I also had severe Pre-E and went into liver failure during my pregnancy with my toddler and there were several moments where we were not sure if either of us would make it.
A few months ago, back in Feb, I was in so much pain and weak that I could not move. Not even to roll over into bed. It would take me 30 minutes, with help, to get out of bed. Each movement was excruciating, and every step I took sent to much pain to everyone of my joints I would literally cry. I had no fever, just in pain everywhere. I ended up going to the hospital, because the pain lasted longer than 3 days. I had had two different explanations, one was Fibro, the other was MS. The pain eventually eased a little, but I still hurt everyday, just not enough to keep me from moving. I don't have insurance, so I can't see a doctor about it. I just deal with the pain and all the other symptoms as best as I can.
Nothing I can think of really, maybe when I was forced to saty in the hospital longer after the birth of my first son because I had severe bleeding and almost needed a transplant.
When I was 24, I had pneumonia. I thought I had the flu but realized that something was up New Years Day. I broke a rib coughing, had a temp of 104 that wouldn't go down with Tylenol and didn't get out of bed for 4 days. When I finally went to the Dr, they put me on some powerful antibiotics and I was out of work for 4 months.
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