Friday, September 01, 2006

Oh, you are NEVER going to believe this...

Last Monday I woke up at the beach house and I went to sleep at the hospital.

I mean really, who does this shit happen to? What 37 year old goes to the cardiologist for a 15 minute visit and ends up spending 5 days in the hospital?

Damn.

I am fine. I was fine the whole time I was in there (minus the whole stay-hooked-up-to-this-IV-as-your-blood-is-too-thick-&-so-you-are-a-HIGH-risk-for-a-stroke thing). Imagine, if you will, being in the hospital and not feeling sick.

Jail with a softer color palette.

My poor cardiologist had to bear my crying every single day when he would come in to tell me the lab results... numbers too low to free me from my Heparin chain.

The plus side is that all rooms are private at Hoag and I had a very nice one with both a bay and ocean view... also, they have cable TV, internet access (could read blogs, but not post) and pay per view movies. Let's hear it for the geniuses behind "GetWell TV".

Did you know that Friends is on like 10 times a day? Also, I am totally addicted to Cash Cab.

Will post details this weekend (because you know, funny shit happens in hospitals), but I just wanted to let you all know where I have been.

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And I will spring the snark.

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BTW: I have about 4 days worth of blog reading and commenting to catch up on, so please bear with me...

40 comments:

Connie said...

Glad you're okay and sprung from anticoagulated inpatient hell.

Yep, funny shit does happen in hospitals...that's why I nearly live in a hospital L&D. That can be a Springer episode all its own ;0)

ananyc said...

Okay, so this is why you haven't returned my other two calls! Sweetie, I'm glad you're fine.

Pendullum said...

Kristen...
Speachless...
Glad you are okay...
5 days in hospital???
Hugh and the kids must have gone crazy!!!

Please post soon so we may let out another sigh of relief...

Sending warm thoughts your way...

mamatulip said...

Good grief, you really meant it when you said at the end of your last post you'd be back with a bang, didn't you?

Yikes. I'm so glad you're okay...I was wondering where you'd been.

Shelley said...

Wow - I'm glad you're okay. Do you need anything? Let me know.

Shell

Margaret said...

Sheesh Kristin. Glad you're OK. Do they have doing anything prophalactically to prevent this from happening again?

Kevin -- if you read this comment, no jokes about my choice of the word "prophalactic."

Heather said...

Yikes! Hope all is well and the jello there was better than the crap they fed my mum when she was in the hospital (I was 12, she didn't like it, I can never resist the jello).

Jodi said...

OHGAWD. That's horrible. I really hope you are feeling better! Being in the hospital is the pits. I HATE the hospital. Hate it. I hope things are looking up. I can't wait to hear you stories about the hospital. Was it like "Days of our Lives" or "General Hospital" there?? :) Did you get to see any cute docs or male nurses or anything?

kayce said...

Glad you're okay! What a couple of months you've had!!!

Kristen said...

I'm so glad you're okay!

I got addicated to the food in the hospital when I had Leah. They had this whole menu we could choose from. The desert was crazy good.

Cash Cab is a favorite in our house!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Oh my gosh, who took care of the kids (and EVERYTHING else??) are you OK?
Lisa

Joannah said...

Take care, Kristin!

carrie said...

Jeez, not a fun day! I am so glad that all is well, I know how hard that is firsthand (even with the entertainment being so good). I sincerely hope the best for you.

Sending a big hug your way and looking forward to the funny hospital stories!!!

Glad to see your smiling face!

Carrie

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh. I'm glad you're O.K.! I hate the hospital too. No fun.

Kevin Charnas said...

OH KRISTIN!!!! I am so glad that you're home safe and sound. I wish that I would've known. I honestly would've driven down to visit you - I mean it...even if Hugh would've made me sleep with him, I still would've come down. HA! Sorry...I couldn't be too serious. Anyway, I'm really sorry that you had to go through that, but am glad that you're home.
You've been missed.
I just kept thinking, oh, she's at the beach house and doesn't have access there...little did my pea brain know.

my best is with you, sweets.

Mel said...

HOLY effin' effy eff, you scared the snot out of me with that comment on my blog. I was all beaming, thinking, "Hey, she got her... nurse... in the... hospitalWHAAAAAT?!!!!"
So I immediately came over here, and peed my pants in relief.
Brat.
;)

Wendy said...

I'm sorry to hear that Kristen. I'm glad you're doing better now.

mothergoosemouse said...

Huh?

I hope everything really is okay. That sounds both scary and frustrating.

Holly said...

Damn Girl. That just stinks.
I hate it when that happens.
Been in anticoagulation hell myself.
Gotta love the in home Lovenox shots, eh? Got some left over pre-filled syringes if ya want em....

Glad your okay! Now be a good patient.

Kel said...

glad to hear you are doing well, I checked everyday for you -

best

Kristin said...

Holly,

I envy you and your Lovenox! Because of my articfical valve, I have to go the Heparin route as the Heparin protects the valve better... believe me, I tried EVERYTHING to get out of there!

On the plus side, I caught up on a lot of movies...

Mommy off the Record said...

Whaaat? OMG, I'm glad you're OK.

Are you OK?

Tori said...

Kristin
Phew....
Big Wave said he spotted you crossing the road downtown today. Glad to have you back with us. I never thought they'd keep you there sooooo long. What torture... Even worse having everyone call you and say....
"Your'e still there!!!!"
That's the most annoying part...
"yes I am fucking still here you idiot - that's why I answered the phone!!!!"
Sorry for being one of those idiots.
Take your tablets now beyatch....
Your family can't take any more of this hospital nonsense....
(never mind about you....)
Tor

Tori said...

Oh btw.... where were you going downtown? You and Hugh NEVER stroll downtown?

Nicki said...

So glad you are home! Now, sign up for DANZ class so we can start our weekly lunches again.

Nini

Angry Dad said...

You lead both the most fascinating and amazing life!

Damselfly said...

Wow, that sucks. I hate hospitals too. Especially when you know you could be at a house on the beach. Hope you're doing better.

Mama C-ta said...

OMG! How scary!

kim said...

Kristin!! there you are ...I was missing you ...Im glad youre ok :)
You sure do know how to live it up girly *huggers*

Jessi said...

Yikes! I'm glad you are out! That must have been incredibly frustrating to feel *fine* but not be able to leave.

Glad you are okay!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you are ok. I too just love Cash Cab!
Stephanie @ Forks and Chopsticks
I switched over to Blogger Beta and now have trouble commenting sometimes!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Oh. My. God!! I hope everything is okay. That's some scary stuff, lady, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you that.

I hope you capitalized on that opportunity to catch up on your daytime tv watching. Something good has to come out of that bad situation.

J.D. said...

Jeepers. Hope you're okay!

InterstellarLass said...

Oh NO! Five days??? I so hope you are better now. Don't ramp up on blogs too quick...you need your rest!

Adventures in Stepford said...

I bookmarked your blog after your comment to me, and have laughed my a$$ off in the archives I must say, so I was tapping my foot impatiently this last week hoping for more posts and you have REAL LIFE going on. who'd a thunk it? Take care of you.
-AIS

Melissa said...

Holy crap woman. So now is your blood all thinned out? I'm glad you're okay.

rubyiscoming said...

Oy vey! glad you are ok - I've been in Africa and missed all of these antics. Are you caught up on every Jerry Springer show? Yikes....hospital stays blow chunks. Glad you are OUT!

Stephanie A. said...

Wow, I'm glad you're ok. Don't you hate being in the hospital when you're not really sick? I've been through it and it feels really perverse to be sitting there watching every single Meg Ryan movie when you feel fine but there are others in the same hospital with worse on their plates.

Suburban Turmoil said...

Okay. What. The hell. Happened.

I'm glad you're okay, but FIVE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL!!!

What made you go in in the first place??

mollymcmommy said...

glad you're ok, yep a heparin drip is loads of fun huh?!

friends is on like 10 times a day?! thanks for the info.

m