Patient Line Occlusion

Hello Lustig! Readers ..

This is La\’s Godmother of Cool doing her best turn as guest blogger for today\’s entry.

It was dictated to me from The Goddaughter of Cool herself from her hospital bed at Children\’s Hospital. Please forgive my rough translation.

Here we go:

My Godmother of Cool and Typing is writing this for me now because I can\’t access the internet.

Here are the updates:

Monday 5/10/04: Triple Whammy – Surgery to implant the Broviac, removal of two bits of bone marrow and two bits of lung tissue. (Cancer not spreading – YEY!) But there was some pain (even sometimes hitting 11 on the 1-10 pain scale. OWW!) – not fun. Laying around in a hospital bed – also not fun.

Finally, I got the chest tube out last Friday and amazingly felt somewhat better. I got to go home. Car ride home? UGH. Painful. Had to be helped to stumble into the house and get up to bed.

Slept all night and next day. My leg hurt so bad I couldn\’t touch it. Talked to Maureen and that\’s about it.

Saturday, I got a fever and had to go to Fair Oaks Hospital where I got X-rays, the first in a series of annoying roommates and my personal favorite – IV\’s!

Then they said \”Guess what? Fluid in your lungs! and we\’re shipping you back to Children\’s Hospital!\” and I said YEY! Had to go by ambulance. Checked out driver and said \”Double YEY!\”

So, I\’m back in the hospital. My leg hurt and nothing could fix it so I just ignored it. Now I\’m on mass quantites of drugs. Finally started chemo and have made the acquaintance of a wonderful thing called nausea!

Total Barf Count (as of Tuesday): 1
Total Hallucinations/Other scary side effects: 1 (but a large one involving a pink flamingo as my alter ego).

Zen thought for the day: \”I don\’t want to talk to them any more. I\’m a pink flamingo\”

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6 Responses to Patient Line Occlusion

  1. Michelle says:

    Thank you Godmother of the Utmost Coolness. I love you, Lamu! I’ll see you on your birthday. Prepare to be attacked by hotness. Of boys, not me. ::cries::

  2. Allie says:

    What happens when you turn 18? Will you be transferred to Adult’s Hospital? ;D

    Get better soon! I miss you and ♥ you very much.

  3. Maureen says:

    thank you godmother of love! Someone’s birthday is coming up SOOOOON, I wonder who that is??? *coughlaurencough*. OOOOOh must tell u about cute irish guy on rugby team that talked to me!!! Call me when you’re up to it.

  4. Kimberly says:

    Hey Lauren! I read your weblog regularly but this is the first time I’ve commented. :) I just wanted to say that I hope you feel tons better soon and that you’re in my prayers!

  5. Allie says:


    Now you’re legal and you can be badass by buying cigarettes and PORN! Yes… Just what you’ve always wanted: naked people and cancer sticks. YAY! ;D

  6. Ney says:

    HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY LAUREN! We’ll have to go clubbin’ soon. I’ll just have to use my fake id to get in until next month! err… lol. ENJOY YOUR DAY! Hugs and Kisses ~Ney~

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