August 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home ♥

Hi there!  It's been a while since my last post, and not by choice.  Last week I was not feeling well, then Thursday everything went into a downward spiral and I ended up in the emergency room.  I won't go into too much detail...but I basically got very sick and ended up having a blood transfusion.  Saying the words blood transfusion still doesn't seem real to me.  The transfusion took 7 hours and I had to spend a few days in the hospital.  I never slept longer than 2 hours at a time and am now covered in bruises thanks to all the needles, but I'm not complaining.  My husband was absolutely AH-MAZING!  I already knew he was pretty amazing, but he was AH-MAZING.  He stayed by my side the entire time, changed the channel on the television a million times for me, held my IV bag every time I had to go to the bathroom, slept in the bed right next to mine, woke up every time I did and kept me company even though he was a zombie and was exhausted, and he made me laugh...a lot.  Even though I was so sick and in so much pain, my husband still made me laugh.  When it came time to order food my husband decided to read the menu to me....and as he opened the menu he yelled the words "HEEEEY OOOOHHHHH!"...which always makes me laugh.  The menu was like 3 pages long and full of goodies, so we were both pretty excited.  Then my husband said "HELL YEAH!  THEY HAVE STIR FRY!"....again....I laughed out loud.  My husband loves Stir Fry....we never really make it at home so I guess that's why he gets so excited when they have it on the menu.  Who knows.  We cracked jokes about the nurses (Tamara was the best nurse ever), laughed at how squeaky his bed was, joked about how cold the room was and how it was probably haunted (it was 55 degrees the first night), and I giggled when I woke up in the middle of the night and he looked like a mummy....wrapped in a white blanket in the fetal position with his hoodie on.  He cracks me up....

My parents were also AH-MAZING!  My mom brought me all the things that make me feel better....a brush, my Marc Jacobs perfume, chocolate chip cookies, Victoria Secret comfy sweatpants, as well as several other items including underwear.  For those of you who have been in the hospital, they give you mesh underwear....when the nurse handed them to me I seriously thought it was a sweat band that you wear on your head.  Oh no....mesh underwear.  My dad brought me several get well cards to display in my room including one that was a coloring book.  I like to color.... :)  But it wasn't about the cookies, or the cards, or fixing my pillow a million times....it was their company.  Their presence made me feel so much better.  I am SO THANKFUL to have such an AH-MAZING family and AH-MAZING friends.  I love them very much and am very lucky. :)

Sorry that was so long, and maybe a little bit "TMI"...too much information....but this blog, although mainly about photography is also a little journal for me.  I don't like to get too personal, but this kind of event is something that really affected me.....  I'm still not 100% and there are still some challenges waiting for me in the next few weeks, but with the support of my family and friends I know I will be okay.  :)



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Have a fabulous day!  AND live life to the fullest... :)

5 comments:

Meg said...

"And my friend Megan sucks really bad"... I'm sorry!! I am going to come see you this week though... I have something for you that might cheer you up :) Feel better please!!

Nicole said...

Oh Kristina! I am so sorry to hear all of this but am glad you are on the road to recovery. Get well soon friend! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mere said...

So sorry to hear that and glad you are feeling better. That husband definitely sounds like a keeper :-)

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thanks ladies :) I really appreciate it.

Megan you do not suck....stop it. :)
Nicole...friend...thank you! :)
Thanks Mere, yes he is def. a keeper :)

Tamara said...

I'm just catching up on your blog - I'm so very sorry you ended up in the ER, but glad to know you're doing better! Also, glad to hear that your nurse Tamara was the best nurse ever, us Tamara's are good peeps, lol!

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