day 4 in hospital

Thursday, May 12, 2011


here are some things i’m thankful for! maybe i’ll stop feeling sorry for myself if i think about these:

+surgery went well/no amputations necessary

+not eating for a week means my first meal is going to be really special (same goes for showering)

+i have really selfless friends who travel long distances every day to see me and bring me presents

+after getting blood drawn every morning and shots in my stomach every afternoon, i've almost conquered my fear of needles!

+finally found a food i cam keep down without vomiting (snickers!!!!)

+i've learned a lot of new german words




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all this because a tiny little cyst exploded inside my hand, wreaking havoc/infection on my body……stupid, huh?  real stupid, if you ask me.


64 comments:

magdalena said...

oooh, no! Sending you get well wishes from London. To a speedy recovery!

I am Megan said...

Good luck sweets! Hope you feel better soon and that no harm comes to you in future :)

jackiek said...

oh my gosh!! i'm sending you well wishes!! get well soon girl!! xo

Saara said...

Jenniiii!!!!!!!! I wish you all the best!

mizhenka said...

Yikes. Mend soon! It wasn't one of those ganglion cysts, was it?

Candice said...

Oh my goodness beautiful girl! I'll definitely be praying for you! Get better soon :)
Sending big hugs to you, Jenni!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@mizhenka, no, thank goodness...that sounds horrible! at least i don't think so..

Krystal said...

wow i had no idea that could happen!! please take care of yourself!!!! hopefully you'll have a fun piece of mail when you get back

Bekah said...

wow...i hope you are feeling better soon! I also spent a (sad, pathetic) chunk of time in a hospital in Germany (really really bad mono...go figure) and it is *definitely* a good way to add to your body/medical vocabulary. I'll share if you will!

Jessica @ Life: The Epic Journey said...

Oh My!! I'll be praying for you! How terrible!

FeeMail said...

Oh my, hope you'll feel better soon!! All my best wishes or the next days...

17 Perth said...

oh no! Feel better soon!

Jenny said...

oh wow!! How sucky! Glad you're getting out soon. Feel better.

Maria E. said...

Oh my goodness! Being sick in the hospital is nooo fun at all. :( Praying you feel better very soon! ((hugs))

xoxo
Maria Elyse
www.uneasyimpressions.blogspot.com

wilybrunette said...

oh no. oh no. oh no, oh no, oh no. okay, beginning prayers now. holy lord, please feel better. thinking of you gorgeous lady. xo.

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

oh wow! hope that you get well soon...and your hand heals as well. prayers are with you!

Ashley said...

OH NO! :( Warm thoughts and caring prayers coming your way. xx

Meg said...

Being sick abroad is just miserable! Hope you recover quickly! Sending lots of prayers your way. :0)

Becca said...

oh my goshhh. warm thoughts coming your way!! get better soon.

jcondc said...

Jennifeeeeer!!!!!! :(

Brissa said...

!!! i am so sorry to hear that! i'm sure all you want right now is your mom and your bed in your home. i'll definitely be praying for you. please get better soon!

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Oh, wow! I was wondering where you were... I'm so sorry you're having to go through something like this and to present it with a post about being grateful.. you're a trooper! Hang in there, can't wait to "see" your smiling & happy face again!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Aw Jenni! I am so sorry that you are so sick. Ill be praying for you and I hope you get better quickly. <3

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

Abby said...

that sounds painful! I hope you are doing ok. I will definitely pray for you :) xoxoxo

Alex said...

OH my gosh!! So glad you are doing well. Prayers your way right now. I am also so sorry that you cannot eat...I know how important food is in your life [duh]. So here's to getting better SOON and eating a delicious meal!! xo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

didn't know you were going through this. i am so sorry but hope you feel better soon!!!!

Richard B. Andrade said...

I'm sure you will soon be better! Take good care of yourself! We're waiting for your recovery!

e.day said...

sending positive thoughts your way! get well so we can have an awesome adventure when i get there. i'll bring the snickers. and the finger-pointing dance moves :)

Gentri said...

Ah! I am so sorry!!!! That is NO fun!!! :( I hope you get better REAL soon!! You are in my prayers!!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Oh my goodness! Thinking about you, and hoping you will get all better soon. I did a stint in a German hospital about a year and half ago. Best thing I could have to done to really improve my German :) lol. But all kidding aside, hope you are feeling ok and out of there in no time!

Sera said...

so, i saw hospital and i was like hmm ... wait WHAT?! not okay. anyway, i hope you recover soon and i'll definitely pray for you!

Sarah said...

Es tut mir leid, Jennifer! :( Yikes, I will certainly be praying! May our Great Physician bring quick healing, comfort, and rejuvenation to your body. I'm sure your family are wishing they were there with you just as much as you do. <3 This is one of those not-at-all-fun times of being an adult... I got so sick myself last year, and when I was coherent, all I wanted was my far-away mum!

I'm amazed that you still managed to blog...?! :) May God bless and keep you!

Erica said...

Feel better soon!!

katrina said...

ohh praying for you. i love that you said what you are thankful for instead of complaining. you are amazzzing. hang in there and feel better.

Jessica Marie said...

You take after mom with the snickers thing. :)

Kathrine said...

OMG! I just logged in to my blog to see how everything is going and saw this....oh no sweetie....so sad to read this...

HOPE AND PRAY YOU GET WELL SOON! Sending love and the best of wishes from Greece!

Jan said...

Yay snickers, I knew they would come in handy one day!!!!

artichoke said...

oh my gosh! So glad to hear you're okay! Definitely keeping you in my thoughts :)

Mighty Burns said...

Good Lord! Well Snickers it up girl!! Thats a mighty fine list you got there too :)
Get better, feel better, and smell better :)

kimbirdy said...

oh no! i'm so sorry you have to go through all that. i hope you can recover in miracle speed timing.

this free bird said...

good grief woman! here's to a speedy recovery and a way out of the hospital. i'd be crying a storm up and missing my mom. hang in there!!

xoxo,
carrie

Morgan said...

feel better!
gesundhei

Morgan said...

gesundheit! i meant.
if that's even appropriate :)
haven't had german in a while

Brooke said...

NOO! oh my gosh feel better!!

Charlotte said...

Aww, hun! Who would think that something so small could cause so much trouble? Hope you're back on your feet soon! XO

Hannah said...

You are on my list of prayers! Are you going home home? Like to OK?

Kae said...

ahhhhh. craziness. you have been swiftly added to my list of prayers and since you look rather miserable, you get the top spot. get better lady!

Taylor said...

oh my god...get better soon! sending rays of positive thoughts your way! i am thankful it's nothing too major. be safe!

Brittany said...

Oh man :( Get better soon! Have all the snickers you can handle..any trip to the hospital deserves that!

Tucker said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! JENNI what is happening??? I will be praying. going to investigate older blog posts to see if there are any clues. write me! i'm so soooo sorry.

lady lyles said...

Oh my gosh!! Jennifer!!! I leave for a few days and this is what happens?! Are you okay? Is it a staph infection? What kind of surgery?! Write me too! We are definitely praying...

Also, I don't know if you're in a position to laugh, but i had a dream that i changed my blog name to livin la vida lauren. ALSO, there are new pictures of my brother to distract you.

: ( hopefully P is taking good care of you! So Sorry!

The Childlike Empress said...

i've just started following your blog, but i thought i'd just write and say get well soon.

kim said...

Ow wow, that sucks :( get well soon!

Brenna said...

oh my goodness. how scary to be sick in a foreign country. i'm thinking of you and hope you get better soon.

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

ah!!! Crazy. That sounds pretty bad. A cyst in your head? I hope you get well soon and I'm glad you can at least eat Snickers.

Also, your comment cracked me up. Maybe you do know every person in Europe.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

no, no!! hand, not head! that would be very bad. as opposed to just bad.

Megan said...

WTF. WTF. HOW did i miss this??!!! Are you okay???!!! i feel helpless.

meg said...

This post just made me even more paranoid about a cyst that I've had for about a month on my wrist!!

I hope your recovery is a speedy one!

ashley in wonderland said...

oh my goodness! jenny, this is craziness.
hope all is going well! wish you didn't live a bizillion miles away, so i could bring you snickers!

Celeste said...

i'm so behind on your life!!! i'm glad the surgery went well-- wishing you a speedy recovery <3

Inessa said...

glad that you are okay despite all the craziness

Sarah said...

Jennifer,

Yikes, Es tut mir leid, das zu hören! :(

Somehow my previous comment was obliterated with the first version of this post (silly Blogger), so here goes again.

I have been praying for you! May our great Physician grant you healing, rejuvenation, and a quick recovery.

It sure is the worst being apart from family when something like this happens. :( When I was really ill last year, all I could think of wishing that my mama was there (and she was on the other side of the country). The not-so-fun side of being an adult...

Get well again, soon!

sarah nicole said...

What the! Wait a second! How have I missed all this?!

I am SO glad that you are okay. I'm sorry that I am so late to the good vibe game, but clearly enough people love you that you didn't need mine. : )

But still, they are out in the ether anyway, making their way to your little hand.

xo,

Sarah

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh girl, i've missed out on so much! i'm terribly sorry to hear about this awful happenstance and sure hope you have mended completely from the trauma. geesh, you just never know hey? even the seemingly little things like a cyst can really do a bust up on your insides. what a thing to happen, many blessings! ♥