August 24th, 2016
I wasn't really getting better so I talked with my OBGYN, and he thought I should be checked out at the ER at Winnie Palmer. (My OBGYN is my high risk doctor just down the hall from that ER. So far they've been a good hospital). Anyway, I received an assessment from a respiratory specialist, breathing treatment, and a cool device that vibrates the lungs as you breathe out to help break up junk in the lungs, called an "Acapella." I'll write more on the ER experience later because as a lot of people with chronic illness knows, this can be a nightmare more than for the average person if we have to deal with a doctor who feels threatened by how much we know about our bodies already.
In the meantime I wanted to share a moment that took place. I'm a strong woman on my own and I have many amazing friends who can bring me to full on laughter, but my fiance makes life feel easier and calmer, and yes, he makes me laugh too. When I'm sick, the love for my partner grows, because he comes through as someone who is caring and compassionate, and I think, Wow, he's gonna be a good dad.