Thursday, November 17, 2005

Not so fast...

I had a feeling about today, that it wouldn't go as planned. Little did I know how true that would be.
As soon as I posted my last post, we were informed that Zale Lipshy had suddenly decided not to accept me as a patient. Losers. So we're back to square one on the transfers. Very disappointing.
Then I had a chest x-ray done which revealed... a collapsed lung! Yes I have a collapsed lung. That would explain my persisting cough and shortness of breath, huh? So to treat that they inserted a chest tube today. I'm still in quite a bit of pain from that.
Then you should know that my left arm has been swelling to an enormous size over the past few days, and today a test revealed that I have 2 blood clots in my arm. So that is painful and the treatment is two shots daily in the stomach.
All this to say that today might not have been the worst day of my life, but it has been really close. It's done a lot to dampen my hope for recovery.
So please pray for me. I'm in a lot of pain. Also, again, encouragment is appreciated.
I'll keep you updated.

10 comments:

Josh said...

Ann,

I'm still following your journey, and I will pray for you, especially tonight as you've had an awful day. I can't even imagine...

Mark and Kelly said...

Alexander's terrible-awful-no-good-very-bad-day has got nothing on your day. We're thinking about you and praying lots for you.I hope you can start to see a light at the end of the tunnel soon. We miss you and love you.

Jessica said...

Yup, that is what anyone could call a "really bad day", if not a "worst day". Still praying for you. I can't wait until the day when I can be there with you physically as well.
Love you sweets!
Jessica

Karen said...

Let me know if you end up in one of the other hospitals in Dallas, and I'll come visit you even though I don't know you. I'm on the UT Southwestern campus. My email is on my blog.

Leah said...

Ann, I am so, so sorry this is happening to you. I will say a prayer. I wish I were working in that hospital so I could help take good care of you. Maybe they can send you to Denver. Hope tomorrow is a better day. Love you.

Anonymous said...

God has big plans for the healthy, energetic Anne White that you're slowly turning back into. I don't know how, but I sincerely believe that He will use this experience to make you stronger in the long run, and to allow you to minister to other people. In the grand scheme of things, this period of time is just going to be a footnote on the great history of your life.

This too shall pass.

Stephen Bell

Anonymous said...

Ann,

We miss you so much. Izumi and I are praying for you and your family. We hope the next news you get from the doctors is good news. We wish we could be there to encourage you.
We love you.

Teng Teng said...

Ann, you are one of the strongest person I know.....Don't ever lose hope that you will someday recover. The greater the hardship you experience, the greater God's expectations are of you. Things may seem really bad right now but in God's eyes it's all for the better. It's all for you and your future........Ann I miss you heaps. Here's a great big virtual hug from your Malaysian Kiwi friend =) jyane.

Tim said...

Ann,Knowthat we are all on your side and praying for you. I wish you all the best and anything that Jennifer, the girls, or I can do for you. Please let us know.

Peter Rice said...

God's people in Mito are praying for you. Keep fighting, Ann! Ganbatte!