a legit excuse

Sunday, October 7

   Well, hi. I guess I've been a little M.I.A on perfectly PRIYA lately, but it's because...I decided to add "trip to the ER" to my list of fall date ideas!
   So yeah, I've been in the hospital all week.

  Very long story very short, I was having weird symptoms at the start of the week, which got a lot worse by Tuesday afternoon. Hunter took me to the ER, where eventually I got a spinal tap to test for meningitis, because my symptoms were similar. Thankfully, no meningitis, but they told me I had a Urinary Tract Infection. I returned home late Tuesday night tired, sore, and still feeling bad, but armed with antibiotics and ready to rest.
   Wednesday was a lot worse. I hadn't been able to slept all week, I was nauseous and had no appetite, was switching between fever sweats and shaking chills, and my neck ached. When I took my medication, I wasn't able to keep it down, so very reluctantly, I headed back to the hospital.
    Wednesday night we waited in the ER from 7 pm until 1:30 am as my fever climbed up (they kept taking my vitals). By the time I was seen, I was so relieved, also very dehydrated, and feverish.
     By Thursday morning, I was moved into a room upstairs with a new doctor and new nurses, and a new diagnosis: pylonephritis, which is an infection in your kidneys. Basically, I had a UTI, which traveled up to my kidneys, so now I have a kidney infection. Which explains the crazy symptoms.
     Thursday was spent trying to sleep, getting more blood taken, eating popsicles, and getting visited by friends. I was initially hoping to be home by Thursday night, but my fever spiked really high several times, which meant I needed to stay in the hospital.
      By Friday morning, I had slept, was no longer dehydrated, and was feeling loads better. Since I started to get restless and bored in the hospital (and turned on the T.V. for the first time!) I knew I was ready to go home.
       I've really been laying low all weekend, which is SO difficult for me who always needs to be doing something! It's hard to remind myself that I just need to rest, and that's ok. But I figured I could get one outfit post up for you guys!
sweatshirt- Disneyland, sweatpants- Old Navy, bracelet- c/o Vanderbilt Hospital, shoes- Vans
I've just been wearing sweatpants. And this is me actually coughing...thanks Em.

       Since then I'm feeling even better, and trying to (as I've been saying) "get my life back." Which is kinda scary considering how much schoolwork/rehearsal I missed last week.

Thoughts from last week:
- I am so thankful it a) wasn't meningitis and b) is something treatable and not that bad.
- Like most things, I never appreciated my health that much until it wasn't there. Man, we're lucky to be healthy. And have accessible hospitals.
- Going to the bathroom with no I.V. is SO easy and fun!
- Thinking about all the people that loved and cared for me (especially my own mom...who seriously was going to fly out several times) and ALL the people that said "Let me know if you need anything." makes me emotional. Because, that's lucky. Thank you everyone who thought/prayed for me.
- Minus the feeling crappy part, being at the hospital isn't all that bad! I had all the popsicles I wanted!
It's good to be back to my normal, crazy, busy self. 

Now can somebody give me credit for being the most fully disclosed blogger for sharing that awful picture of myself in the hospital?!

20 comments :

Karen said...

Oh gosh, I'm so glad you're much better. That sounds like such a scary experience, but I thank God you pulled through. Feel better! :-D

Larissa said...

Get well soon! Much love!

Elana said...

OH MY GOSH, PRIYA. Way to give me a heart attack! But seriously, this is awful! I really hope you feel better soon and I'll be thinking about you. Thanks for being the most fully disclosed blogger out there! If I wasn't so far away, I would say, "let me know if you need anything!" Well, let me know if there's anything I can do that involves the internet :)

Priya said...

Karen! I'm glad you're alive too! And thank you so much :)

tsbjf said...

I was praying for you last week as your mom kept us updated! Very thankful you are ok.

Priya said...

Thank you Larissa!

Priya said...

Thank you so much Elana! And thanks, that works, it's the thought that counts! Now I'm gonna pop over to your blog!!

Priya said...

Saw your message on HisList too. Thanks for your prayers Joanne!

Karen said...

I totally got your postcard!! I was so geeked over getting mail that wasn't a bill, hahaha. I was even going to take a photo of it on my collage wall and do a whole post dedicated to you, but I've barely been able to breathe in the last few weeks. I graduate in about 2 months though, then my time will finally be mine. But look out for that post. It's coming... any day now... hahahaha :-)

Larissa said...

Thanks for your comment :) I promise sooner or later I will tell you more about my finace! As he is the man behind the camera I have to make a thank-you-post for him one day. My blog would not exist without him :)
Hope you already feeling better!?

chloe said...

Priya! I'm glad you're feeling better and are home free :D Strange illnesses can be so nerve racking!

Alexa said...

Priya! You're an absolute doll. Thank god you're okay. I definitely missed your blog posts and am so glad you got to include this fun outfit. And of course even in a hospital bed you look stunning as always. You're such a sweetheart. Glad all is well. Have an amazing week girl <3

Alexa <3
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Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! So glad to hear you are feeling better now, that is quite scary. Welcome back to the blog, I missed ya last week!

xo Jenny
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Rachel Morrison said...

PRIYA! so glad you are okay, so scary though. Wish I could have come visited you and brought you some ginger snaps. Love you!

Priya said...

Thanks RayMo! I'm glad you're still alive too, actually! And I would have loved some of those gingersnaps!!

Priya said...

Thanks so much Jenny! And glad to hear I still have friends even though I've neglected the blog, ha!

Priya said...

Thank you Alexa! I dunno about stunning, but glad to know I don't look entirely repulsive! Thanks for your sweet words!

Priya said...

Chloe! Thanks so much! Yup, looking back it was very nerve racking! So glad everything is normal again.

Priya said...

Yes, I think a thank you post is in order! Especially since he is such a huge part of it! I am feeling much better, thanks Larissa!

Priya said...

Oh gosh I am glad you FINALLY got it! How exciting you're almost graduating!! Don't worry about my post until then, but after then, I can't wait to see it :D