Archive for February, 2012
Lynn’s Comments: It was on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, that I took my temperature at night just as I was about to go to sleep and noticed that it was 38. I was informed by my doctors that once the temperature is above of 37, I should go straight to the emergency at the hospital. I packed a small bag with slippers, toothbrush and some snacks. I drove with my mother to the emergency hospital and she dropped me off. I was seen by a nurse, emergency doctor and then left in an emergency hospital bed. The next morning I was admitted to the hospital and moved to a room in the Short Term Stay area of the hospital. My family came to visit me, along with my friend Senthil. I then messaged my friend and asked him to post on facebook that I was in the hospital and welcomed visitors. The next day was my birthday and I had tickets to see the Marilyn Dennis show with my family. I asked me friend to cancel my reservation for the show and my takeout order for food for my birthday meal. I then messaged a few friends and asked if they could bring my birthday meal to the hospital, and Sudarshan responded.
I started to cry on Feb 5th as I went to sleep, realizing that I’d be spending my birthday in the hospital. The next day, I started to get texts and phone calls for my birthday. Around 2:30pm on my birthday, I got a surprise visit from a friend and she brought me flowers and chocolate. Then a couple hours later, more friends arrived with a Dora balloon, teddy bear and cake with chocolate covered strawberries. It certainly made my day. My mom, had come earlier in the day and my aunt, arrived that evening with my cousin. I even had a facebook friend call me and pray with me, which was extremely special. I had a humbling and blessed day for my birthday.