I FOUND YOU ALL!!

Jlynn
By Jlynn Latest Reply 2011-10-05 00:10:08 -0500
Started 2011-06-20 09:50:14 -0500

I have been away from here too long, no good excuse really, just different health problems, and etcs.
I had stress and illnesses that continued to raise my sugars, and kept me constantly uncontrolled..BUT Earlier this year I started on the insulin pump, and it was a learning experience..with pros and cons..
In may I was bit by a spider,(my diagnosis) and it quickly turned into an infection, and a week later after antibiotics were done,
I felt like I had flu or worse,I dont recall everything,I know I took my pump off to shower, and Im told that I went blind, confused and panicing,I was taken to Hospital, and found to have several infections,pnemonia,blood infection, ketacodosis, etc. I was medicated and fell into a coma.
My kidneys then failed and I was put on dialysis, and my family was told that I wasnt going to survive and if I did Id remain blind, on dialysis and more ..
I awoke in May, I have yet to know the extent of any permanent damage, and Im even more skeptical of doctors more then ever,
I know that my life will never be as it was, I couldnt recall the name of our web site here,lol, but I found you all…Im really needing encouragement…thanks and welcome all of the new people …


16 replies

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-21 15:08:17 -0500 Report

WOW! Brown recluse spider, maybe? It can send the system of a "normal" person whacky, let alone us abnormal diabetics! I have found that stress, prescription meds, and OTC meds can mess my BS #'s so bad, I just stop testing. I don't need to know that my BS is 436 if I have not committed any food "sins" recently. Living and working in wooded areas, I get bit often. Large black ants seem to find my sweat smell alluring! Maybe I ought to bottle it! LOL.
Before using any meds, I find after a bite my #'s start to climb. Isn't it great when other people have to tell you what you went through. I had that happen once in my life, and I hope never again! Of course, having 2 brothers AND 3 SISTERS and 2 parents that were willing to spin yarns didn't help! I didn't know who or what to believe! Seriously, remember, doctors are a reference point, or a tool in your tool box, they are not God (He was with you through all of this and is the One that got you back. He must not have wanted you just yet!)
anyway, it is great to meet you. Hope your recovery is full and complete. the other insect that comes to mind is the tick that carries Lyme disease, but I don't think you had the common symptoms to that bite.
I wish you the best, Jim

Poppop1961
Poppop1961 2011-06-30 14:47:26 -0500 Report

My aunt got bit by one and had to have surgery. She is also loosing her eye site do to it. They are nasty spiders. Jlyn I'm glad you are back with us. We don't want to loose you. Lots of Hugs sweety…

MarkieMarkie
MarkieMarkie 2011-06-21 14:21:52 -0500 Report

I wish there was something profound that I could say; however, with such tradegies as you have suffered there seems to be little words of expression. I've not experienced the things that you have experienced, but I have gone through a tremendous amount of things in my life and what I hang onto the most is my spiritual faith. It seems to me that you are going to need some monetary support as well as emotional support. You mentioned you get $300 month plus foodstamps… Where does the $300 come from? What agenies have you been able to contact? What local government agencies are available to you in your area? Do you need some help with locating who these agencies are? Let me know if I can be of assitance to you… I am happy to do research or whatever you may need. May God bless you. I am praying for you at this moment, that God delivers those things so needed and that you will be reunited with your children. I am glad you are doing better and pray that you will continue to improve on an hourly basis.

edvel54
edvel54 2011-06-20 22:47:04 -0500 Report

After all of that and taking the kids, too..don't know if I could function. But we are glad you are back and our prayer and blessings will be with you.

Jlynn
Jlynn 2011-08-01 05:28:08 -0500 Report

they didn't exactly take the kids however, my 5yr old daughters father lives in another state,they had never met until last April. Well the state of Ca. ten days after I went into the hospital,had a court hearing giving him custody.When I got out and started making calls,all I was told was that;they didn't think I'd make it,and that my daughter inst in their jurisdiction anymore,there's nothing they can do. Im never giving up,but as you can imagine, I have limited resources and family support to help..Its hard to believe that this could and did happen…

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-06-20 20:28:45 -0500 Report

so glad you survived, you seem to be okay? glad you are back here with us! Hope you continue to recover and find out the extent of any damage. Best wishes to you

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-06-20 17:22:46 -0500 Report

Glad you found us again, welcome back and prayers for a complete recovery sent your way. That's a lot to of gone through, evidently you are quite a fighter! Good for you, I am sorry you went through so much though.

Best wishes,

- Debbie -

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-06-20 11:32:42 -0500 Report

Welcome back, and my prayers for a complete recovery. What a lot you've been through. Hugs.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-06-20 10:25:20 -0500 Report

Howdy again Jeri! Really glad to see you back. Sounds like you've been through the mill! Thank God that He brought you through all of that. You're here because God has something for you to do that only you can do.

My news is that I'm in kinda the same boat too. The love of my life "Jem" passed from this life this past July, and my reason for living went away. I don't know why I am still here, but I am, and I believe God will show me what I need do next in due time. What is more, I will probably need to go back on dialysis in the very near future.

I take it that your sight has come back, Yes there are A LOT of new people here. More come every day!

Praying God's richest blessings on you and yours Jeri

James Baker

Jlynn
Jlynn 2011-06-20 11:02:33 -0500 Report

I thank you..I left out the worst of it..(really)
Because I was given little to no chance of surviving, social services had notified my kids fathers, and they came to get them. My 5 yr.old girl.(whom never met her dad til now) was taken back to georgia. My 12 yr.old son who visited his father once a year, is 6 hours away.
To make matters worse, the social workers handling the case tell me there isnt a thing they can do, my girl is out of california.
I wasnt suppose to live, Iam reminded again and again! But I did and …
I havent seen my kids since march,
I still have a disability appeal pending..but, All the assistance I can get now is $300. monthly@ food stamps. If a miracle doesnt happen by this weeks end, Im loosing our home too.

Now would be a great time for my FAIRY GODMOTHER to appear!!

Jlynn
Jlynn 2011-06-20 11:02:02 -0500 Report

I thank you..I left out the worst of it..(really)
Because I was given little to no chance of surviving, social services had notified my kids fathers, and they came to get them. My 5 yr.old girl.(whom never met her dad til now) was taken back to georgia. My 12 yr.old son who visited his father once a year, is 6 hours away.
To make matters worse, the social workers handling the case tell me there isnt a thing they can do, my girl is out of california.
I wasnt suppose to live, Iam reminded again and again! But I did and …
I havent seen my kids since march,
I still have a disability appeal pending..but, All the assistance I can get now is $300. monthly@ food stamps. If a miracle doesnt happen by this weeks end, Im loosing our home too.

Now would be a great time for my FAIRY GODMOTHER to appear!!