Pivotal July

I spent most of July as a patient at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. It was discovered that I have an autoimmune disease called acute ulcerative colitis. Meaning my body attacks my digestive system.

Starting from June I lost over 30 lbs in weight.

July 4th I blacked out, fell and broke my nose. The disease had begun it’s horrible course.

Once admitted to the Brooklyn Methodist Hospital I was given fluids, antibiotics and steroids.

I had to have a blood transfusion as I came close to dying.

It’s been pure physical upheaval laced with miracles.

My ability to Walk has been seriously compromised. I can Walk slowly with a cane. The Visiting Nurse Service comes to my house for rehab.

Nor do I enjoy wearing Adult Diapers but I must.

My physical therapy began in the hospital.

Life can change in a moment. Suddenly I have been thrust into a world of disability, disease and sickness with no road map. It’s scary, frightening and frustrating especially having to be dependent. At first I cried constantly but No more pity parties for me. I’m fighting this battle.

I don’t like asking for help but if anyone wishes to donate to my recovery you can donate via PayPal account deborah.palmer280@gmail.com.

Also Thanks for your prayers as I make my way along this long Strange journey.

24 thoughts on “Pivotal July

  1. I am sorry to read of your diagnosis. I have friends with UC and I know what you are experiencing. I hope the system helps you recover and recuperate.

  2. DeBorah–I am so sorry. It felt strange to hit the Like button but it is only because it was good to hear from you. I knew you’d been gone for a while but I don’t like to ask people ‘is everything ok?’ People like their privacy. I hope you find your ‘normal’ and can get on the road to healing.

  3. Deborah, I am so sorry to hear this. Im sending you hugs of comfort as the doctors work to get your immune system in a better place. I know how much you like to walk and hope you are able to slowly began to get outside to walk again. Blessings to you! 🙏🏼❤️

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