As you might know, I haven’t been much online since my hospital stay last Summer. I didn’t write much about the reason back then, because I thought it was over, when I went home again. Unfortunately this was not the case.
The illness, as I was hit by last year was Q-fever. I never heard about that illness before and the doctors used around 1 1/2 month to find out, what was wrong, before I heard about this. I hoped for a treatment, as would work, then become better and go home to recover. I got hard antibiotics from day 1 to avoid every illness. I was in coma and didn’t notice much. After 2 months I went home to start my new life. Short time after, I lost mostly of my hair. I’m not a woman, who use hours for make-up and smart clothe in my daily life, I live more relaxed and thrive better in nice and comfortable clothe. But to loose my hair did hurt a lot, I have used many years to get so long and big hair. Then again, I’m happy and grateful just to survive, just wished, that someone would have told me, this could happen too.
I have been visiting the hospital very regular for new blood tests and in June, they found out, that the illness from last year, Q-fever, now was chronic attacking my body and I went to several tests and was and still am in treatment with strong antibiotics again and will probably need this for at least 1 1/2 to 5 years daily. I will not get totally rid of this illness, but I hope that the doctors are able to keep it in control for many years
The doctors told me, that I could have got this illness from either a neighbor, who got herself a baby goat without veterinary checks or from sheep a little more far away. I don’t know and I can’t change it anyway, so I choose to live my life like it is now
As you might understand, this was a kick of the bad ones to get to know. After the coma last year, I needed to start all over, from learning to eat, walking etc. by myself to everything else. Plus process what happened while I was in coma, which were a lot. I didn’t expect this to demand so much time, but I found out, that it easily could demand up to 2 years to find myself after the coma
I have been missing blogging and specially all my lovely friends in here. Some of you have been writing to ask, how life was going, which made me very happy, even if I didn’t have the energy to answer each of you. I will do my best to blog on regular base again and I’m looking forward to come around and visit your blogs, please be patient, I will reach you too 😀
Remember to enjoy life – while you can
Comments on: "My new life" (164)
I have read some comments and learned that you started feeling better, Irene. Hopefully you get stronger during the summer. Also, the medical science is always developing, and hopefully they will find a cure to put an end to this illness. My friend had been fighting hepatitis C for decades, but recently she got a new drug, and after 6 month of treatment she is free of the virus. It is absolutely incredible.
Wishing you all the best!
Thank you so much for kind wishes Inese.
Wish the best for you and your friend too.
You have been through an ordeal. Hope you continue to feel much better every day.
Thank you Deborah. I’m doing better, little by little. Now I try to get back into our beautiful blogging universe again.
Glad to hear it, Irene. 🙂
Dear, dear, Irene! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see you!! Thank you so much for stopping by…and I just read your last post and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and that I send you beautiful white healing light! You have been through so much…now is the time for you to take care of yourself. I pray for you, beautiful soul! May you experience increased wellness and feel much love ❤
Thank you so very much, dear Lorrie.
I’m better now and try to get back into blogging again, little by little.
Wish you a beautiful day ❤
It will be beautiful, dear Irene! Thanks so much for you wish 🙂
I am so happy for you. Know that you are in my thoughts…in my heart ❤
Wish you the best!
Irene, I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been struck by this dreadful virus. I know what it’s like to be hit out of the blue by something like this and while you overcome and survive and can enjoy life again, it knocks a lot out of you too and tests your mettle. I made a decision a few years ago to make the most of the life I have. I didn’t want to be the living dead. That said, there are still times the sense of loss gets to me but as long as I keep walking through it and learning its lessons, I don’t see that as a problem. It’s only when you get stuck. Bogged down and can’t see the joy in everyday.
Take care and best wishes,
Thank you Rowena. It is first now, that I begin to get energy and abundance to live again.
Now I wish to get into blogging again, little by little. This I have missed and the contact with so many beautiful souls in here.
I’m still getting medication and will need to at least for this year, then new tests to see, if I can get a break. I do really hope so, as it is really tough for the body and mind.
We need to enjoy living every day and to be grateful for the time, as we get.
Take care too.
Take care and best wishes.
Thank you for being brave and sharing this with us. Reading through the comments, I realize you’re feeling better and getting your energy back after many months. Much love ❤️ and prayers for you.
Thank you very much.
[…] Irene’s […]
Irene, I came to visit (after reading your comments on Paul’s blog). Q Fever sounds very serious. I am glad that you survived it and are slowly but surely, getting your life back.
Be well, and good luck. ❤️
Thank you very much and I am a happy survivor 😀