Tuesday, January 31, 2017

not quite enough


This is not my rig.


I met Victoria in early 2013. Back on the February 2014 page, I wrote about her and her one-eye dog, Henry. At one point, Victoria had to put him down and after a couple years, got another pet. It’s healthy to have a pet if living alone. Last year a fire totaled her Dolphin.


Her sister raised enough money online so Victoria could replace her rig. What a lifesaver.
Whenever I saw Victoria’s Dolphin, she was never at a hookup, not ever for a month or two in the winter. She’s tough.

I thought I’ve had enough medical problems since all this started back on July 31. Apparently not. I went in to see a NP I’ve been working with since I got to Moab. I had an appointment to get a referral to a doctor to have some work done on my chest wound. I had been extremely tired for the previous four days, pretty much slept the whole time and had to cancel a couple appointments. I knew I was way dehydrated, but when my blood pressure came in at 80 over 60, it kind of blew me away. The nurse also did not like the sound of my breathing. I was rolled into the ER and admitted for respiratory distress. I was started on fluids and labs came back positive for pneumonia. Then some more rolling down the hall into the hospital. Wait, wait, been here, done this, didn’t particularly like it! There I found out I was quite anemic and have been for a long time. Now I have a weekly iron IV.
Moab Regional Hospital is a great little place; stellar nurses and CNAs. I loved staying there and did not want to leave.

The following week I had an appointment with the doctor to see about doing some work on the chest wound. I then found out my body is not producing red blood cells as well as it should be. I got flashes back to my bone marrow transplant. Anyway, now I’ll be seeing a hematologist. I wonder if there will still be national forests when I finally get through all this?

value kindness


RVwest article ‘Following a Free Spirit’

RVwest article ‘The Spaces Between the Places’

6 comments:

Emily said...

There will be places, in the forests, for you to go after this is all over with. You and all of us will continue to keep the thoughts coming your way for a strong healing. Keep taking those steps my friend.

Unknown said...

Sebastian, I met you and Meadow and Mesa at Oliver Lee STate Park last Spring (or maybe 2015?) I hope you are back on your feet and back in nature soon!

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Greg in Los alamos said...

Wow, you are really being put through the wringer. Stay positive, keep your focus on your goals and don't give up. All the best.

Carol said...

Glad you are in Moab, where friends who care about you can support this crazy journey you are on. Keep on keeping on.

cherie said...

wow you are really having a bad run. Hope this hospital stay is productive and you are able to resume your lifestyle. Hang in there your cats and your friends need you! Cherie:-)