KWIGLEY   16,788
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ACDF C3-C6, corpectomy 4, pseudofusion :( 2010, age 34





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Looking to find a way to measure my life in some degree of success as opposed to degree of failure. Currently rehabbing knee surgery with home health PT and working hard to transition from robowalker (platform walker) back to my crutches. Currently contact guard assist required with crutches, so I'm only able to use them with specific people.
Looking to find a way to measure my life in some degree of success as opposed to degree of failure. Currently rehabbing knee surgery with home health PT and working hard to transition from robowalker (platform walker) back to my crutches. Currently contact guard assist required with crutches, so I'm only able to use them with specific people.




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Member Since: 3/16/2014

SparkPoints: 16,788

Fitness Minutes: 22,638

My Goals:
Walk on my own again
Consume at least 1000 calories a day
Do daily iv fluids
Put my needs and safety first

My Program:
Hours a day on various PT & OT home exercise program activities

Using apps like "Happier" to help me find the good in each day.

Ridding the users and negative influences from life that cause undo stress!!!

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A friend in need is a friend indeed. I've discovered that few people in my life truly are trustworthy once they discover how loyally and caring I am.

Trust no one is now my first line of defense. That makes me sad.

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2BDYNAMIC
6/16/2014 10:23:00 PM

emoticon on those 10,000 spark points!! Hooray and glad you are getting better!



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KWIGLEY
5/25/2014 9:50:53 PM

Update: Home from the hospital (5/24), unexpectedly early by two days, 11 days of Vancomycin (8a & 8p) @ 90mins/dose (thirty minute give/take on timing). Discharged in "fair" condition. Looking forward to progressing through the wellness categories! PICC line replaces the port, but for how long I'm not sure. Still bed rest limited--but I'm allotted more movement being as nothing at home is alarmed. :) Badly bruised and a little uneasy knowing the responsibility of managing this process now rests completely with me. Thanks to you all for your prayers, kindness, flowers, balloons, and encouragement!! Kate




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KWIGLEY
5/23/2014 3:42:49 PM

Thank you so much. I'm not sure what they did during the code, except use a board, bruise me, and push meds. I had a similar, but smaller episode yesterday morning. It happened in front of a doctor (so only an ICU MD joined the party). I had surgery late that afternoon remove the port, but first had to switch rooms. Upon return to my room from recovery, I was immediately hooked to an EEG and have been since.
I'm told the PICC line may go in as soon as tomorrow (Saturday). A video swallow study was done this morning.

I hate loud noises and the vanc gets air bubbles in the line...now I'm almost sick when it's time for a new dose because I know the pump will scream. I've adjusted to the MRI/MRA space, it's the lengthy, loud banging I can't stand. I'm glad you're brave enough to take the meds.

Thank you, and everyone else, for the flowers to put in my room!!



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2BDYNAMIC
5/22/2014 7:37:53 PM

emoticon Hi Kate-- I finally got home after getting my labs, rx's; and all very trivial in lieu of what you have been going thru! ........ When you said you 'coded' last night ....... do you mean full code ...... as in CPR ? .......... I admit I had a mist of tears in my eyes ........ I am going to try never to complain again and it saddens me you feel disappointment ..... please not in yourself .... None of us deliberately sets ourselves up for illness or pain ........... and are you still in the hospital? Ok ..... here's some flowers for your table by your bed ... (tell those nurses to please add water) .... and get better fast! .... (I am having the MRA (angiogram) like a MRI and believe U me ........... I will take valium!!! the last one 3 weeks ago I did Not and it was like being buried alive!! ....... the only time I do prescribe to drugs; otherwise don't like .... well enuf ......... Get better ya hear? ............ emoticon

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ASOBFALLS
5/22/2014 2:26:57 PM

Came to your page from Fitbit Team... my thought, How can I bring a smile to her face?

Meeting you does bring awareness of my own good health?? so you spark a Thankful spirit...
Disappointment...did you cause the infection? (probably not) so dismiss that and deem yourself worthy of an awesome doctor!

In case you are not near a window, here are some flowers emoticon emoticon




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