Greetings, dear readers. Here I am, your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist finally coming to you with news about myself, which I am still recovering from being so ill at Pen Bay in Rockport. This is the nearest hospital to where I live now.
Here we are already in the month of September. Where has the summer gone? I haven’t seen any goodness out of it, as I have been hospitalized most of the time. I went home the last time too soon, as I wanted to see my sweetheart. I seemed to be feeling better and I did get to see him once for a couple hours. It is tough not to see him, needing to be in the hospital.
Monday afternoon, Sept. 2, my vitals went low on me and I had the AFib in my heart again. My sweet roommate went down and told the sweet med tech, who came up and took my vitals. She said everything was low and I had a 102-degree temp. She said, “I’m sending you.”
I didn’t want to go back, but the sweet med tech and my sweet roommate said they knew it, that I didn’t want to go back. They could tell I was very ill, so I had to go back and get some help. She called Northeast Ambulance, who was there in a jiffy.
They set the stretcher down in my roommate’s part. She said she would have me in her prayers and wanted me to return home feeling better.
The sweet med tech knew I would receive good care and be home before long.
My vitals were taken on the way to the hospital, also an EKG of my heart.
I was taken to the emergency room and nurses started checking me out right away with two or three different test machines, especially on my heart, and blood drawn. Boy! Was it difficult to find a vein as I usually or always do.
I had kind and caring Dr. MacCausland, an internal hospitalist. After examining me and getting all my EKG, chest X-rays, blood work, and urine specimen, what he was finding was making me so ill and he was worried about sending me home because, no doubt, I would be back again.
I went home too soon before because I wanted to see my sweet husband. I did get to see him once and it was so wonderful to see each other; it had been so many days. How illness can cut into a couple or family’s life. Huh.
So I’ve been through a lot of testing, X-rays, medicine IV, besides all the changes in my pills.
I am in Room 19 this time. I have cardiologists and internal hospitalist doctors. All are of kindness, concern, caring. Even the nurses, CNAs, respiratory therapists, and my physical therapist.
On Friday, Sept. 6, I was taken to the endoscopy room. Doctors and nurses took my heart in concern before putting me to sleep. A scope was put down my esophagus and they found the big bleeding ulcer, which he cauterized. Went in the CT scan two or three days after. Chest X-rays.
By Friday the 13th, brother Arthur Crockett had a doctor’s appointment at the Pen Bay Physicians Building. Then he and his better half, Judy, came to pick me up. The nurse wheeled me, and with Judy, took the elevator to the main floor and wheeled me out to meet my brother, who had gone on ahead.
They brought me to Windward Gardens Rehab in Camden. Arthur and Judy went in to tell them I was there. The aides brought out a wheelchair and welcomed my arrival, taking me in to Room 5. Arthur and Judy brought in my items. My sweetheart was brought down. Oh, how nice to see each other.
We had supper together in the dining room later. The internal woman doctor came and asked me questions, checked me out, and told me what would be done for me. They will be watching closely. After supper, my sweetheart was taken upstairs in long-term, where he lives. Then I was put to bed early.
How about some inspiration?
How do we accept Christ as Savior? First is that to believe God’s testimony concerning Him that He bore all our sins in His own body on the cross and to trust God to forgive us, not because of anything that we have done, but because of what Christ did when He made full atonement for our sins in His own body on the cross. (Peter 2:24, Galatians 3:13)
Now God bless you all. I am in Windward Gardens Rehab, Room 5, 105 Mechanic St., Camden, ME 04843. Be looking for Marilyn Beane’s World soon again.