CF: My Hospital Stay

Honey I'm home!  How are you? Been quiet on here but I have a reasonable excuse...woke up at like 3am on Wednesday morning unable to breathe so ended up at A&E at 9am...


Looking gorgeous here ain't I haha :') but yeah, I had loads of oxygen, blood tests (5 needles!) an ECG and then an x-ray which showed I had pneumonia in the bottom of my left lung. I won't lie, I thought that you only caught that from freezing conditions so I was quite surprised. They said it wasn't really any worse than any of my usual CF chest infections but they kept me in anyway. This is where I was:

My Room (have to have an ensuite room to myself because there's a higher risk of me catching things)

My View

My Food (grim as it looks)

My Outfits (pure dedication to blogging, no?)

All in all I will reluctantly say it wasn't too bad although I hated it. I avoid hospital stays as much as I can, last time I was there was February 2012 so I guess I've gotten away with it for a while. I had some issues with the nurses (not all of them though may I stress!) because they weren't being very sterile with my IVs but I won't bore you with that. I like to think I'm quite good at dealing with CF stuff but I don't know why I don't cope so well with hospital stays. On Monday night I ended up having this huge panic attack in front of everyone which was kind of awkward and I was crying for like 3 hours, it's hard to explain but I just felt very claustrophobic...even the wristband I had to wear was freaking me out! It's because I waited all day for the doctor to see if she'd let me leave but I didn't see her so I just had a bit of moment. I also blame IVs, it tends to do funny things to my brain! But I got out this morning so it's all good. It's weird though, because the only day I felt ill was that Wednesday that I went in, other than that I feel perfectly fine. My lung function was normal and most excitingly of all, guess who weighs 51.6kg? ME, yeahhh boy! You might be totally confused, lettme just quickly explain. With CF it's better to weigh more but ironically CF makes it harder to gain weight. My goal was to reach over 50kg, I hadn't over 48kg since I went to the adult clinics a few years ago so I happy! The weight gain is probably why I don't feel as crappy as I should, I was surprised I'd put it on though because I don't look like I have. Apart from my face though, I'm such a div because a few days earlier I was looking in the mirror thinking 'OMG why is my face all swollen??' but it wasn't, it was just fatter haha. 

Anyway, I'm back home and on IVs, just over a week to go on them so I just gotta use that time to rest and things. I'll be back at the hospital in a week's time to check the pneumonia has gone and that my IVs has done the trick, fingers crossed it has!

Josie xxx

P.S. THANK YOU for your lovely messages, definitely cheered me up :D xxxx



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34 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed the pneumonia clears quickly, you poor thing! x

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  2. Oh Josie, I don't know what to say except you're honestly one of the bravest people I know! I can't imagine going through something like this... Wishing you all the luck in the world that your pneumonia clears up and the IV's work. I'm going in to hospital for a knee operation later this month, but hopefully I won't have to stay overnight, that doesn't sound very nice to me!
    If it's any consolation, you look utterly chic in the hospital-bathroom selfies!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, I'm glad I have introduced you to some new music :) xxx

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  3. Hope you are feeling better! :)
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  4. Ahhh so happy that you're back home! Pneumonia is basically water settling in the lungs, right? Hospital outfits were a really good effort, especially since you didn't pack them presumably! Food looks.. erm.. interesting. But actually the mash does look pretty good.

    Overall 11/10 for dedication to blogging whilst in hospital. Kudos!
    X

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  5. Hope you are feeling better! x
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  6. Gotta love your dedication to blogging,

    sorry you've been so poorly sweet, CF is a bitch and can go do one.

    Good lord that food brings back memories!

    Much love xx

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  7. hope you'll be better soon...kisses

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  8. Hope you're feeling loads better (Keep out of that hospital ay?!) I really can't imagine what you go through, I moan about my hayfever like it's the end of the world! haha. That is pure blogging dedication there too, bet you were the best dressed in the hospital :) xxx

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  9. That's pure dedication - how can you look so stylish in hospital! You're a better woman than I am! I hate hate hate hospitals so I'm glad you are outta there now. Take it easy and I hope you feel better really soon. <3 xxx

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  10. So happy that you're better and home! Very impressive that you still managed to take outfit pictures, love all of them!

    Julia xxx

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  11. I'm so impressed with your hospital outfits! You must have been the most stylish patient there ;) So glad you're on the mend and feeling better xx

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  12. Really glad to hear that your home, was getting worried after seeing all the hospital OOTDs on instagram! The food really doesn't look to appetising but hey, you weigh more right? Lots of love Josie! x

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  13. Hope your feeling better, glad to hear your home. I love that you still manage to stay stylish in hospital :)
    Rosalie x

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  14. Really love your outfits! Hoep you get well soon x

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  15. I love that you still did your OOTD's, that is pure dedication!
    Hope you are feeling back to yourself :)
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    x

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  16. Yay! Glad that you're better! Hahaha! I love your personality! :) And you totally rock those outfit! Keep getting better, I'd be keeping you in prayers! :)

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  17. Oh poppet. So glad you're feeling better. Your dedication to outfit posts amazes me. Outfits 2 & 3.are so freakin' cute! Lol @ the swollen face comment and yay for a healthy weight gain!

    Tara xo

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  18. I'm glad you're home now lovely and feeling better! And yes that's really pure dedication and it just shows how strong you are! Lots of love Josie xxx <3

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  19. Glad you have escaped! Love your nail varnish btw!

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  20. I didn't realise you'd been ill! So glad to hear you're home now.

    I love how dedicated you were to blogging while in hospital! 10/10! x

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  21. Oh my gosh! So sorry to read about everything that went on, but glad you're outta there now. And good to hear about the weight gain too.
    PS Your outfit posts during your stay there did make me LOL:D

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  22. I hope you're being spoiled rotten at home! Rest up lovely! XXX

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  23. Bloody hell! I have had five needles for various blood tests lots but you poor thing. However your hospital fashion sense is fabbbb! Love the shorts! I look rough as hell when I go in for physio and you're looking like a babe with pneumonia! (Totally had to google that, auto correct ain't THAT good) glad you're on the mend xxx

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  24. Oh, hope you're feeling better soon :( It's completely understandable to not like hospitals, they're not the nicest places after all even when you're well.

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  25. I am both so glad you're well again and so impressed you managed to look this good hospitalised! Outfit photos in the midst of recovering from pneumonia is serious blog dedication. You trooper you.
    No in all seriousness I've had pneumonia before and it's not fun. So happy you're better. And congratulations on exceeding your target weight!
    All the best hun xx
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  26. I'm so sorry to hear this, hope you get better soon! xx

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  27. I'm so happy you're out Josie, hospitals suck and staying in them sucks even more. I can't believe you did OOTD's in hospital - that's pure dedication right there!!! And you look amazing, your glasses suit you so much :) I'm sorry to hear you had pneumonia, I thought it was a freezing conditions thing kind of too but I had it when I was younger and it turns out the freezing thing is just a myth or something! The food does look pretty grim but I'm loving the jacket and mash combination - I do love a good potato haha. Well done you on getting past your goal weight too :) that's really great news! I hope you've got plenty of fashion mags, chocolate and girly tv to catch-up on this week whilst you're resting up. Thank you for your sweet comment too, I am feeling quite a lot better now thank you :) last of my antibiotics tomorrow so hopefully it has done the trick! You take care xxx

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  28. :O just seen this post, glad you're home now and I hope you feel better soon as. Total dedication doing ootds during your hospital stay, very impressive!! xx

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  29. Aww..Get Well soon Josie! You look fab' even in a hospital :)
    Feel better :)

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  30. You are so brave! Such an inspiring gal! xxx

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  31. sorry to hear about the hospital stay but may i just say i really enjoyed the post, i love your ootds and your humour :)
    your outlook is pretty inspirational! x

    (i am also going to go find you on instagram now!)

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