A Little Catch Up

It’s been a little while since I’ve been on here, so this is a little catch up post.

I’ve had a few ups and downs with my health since February including a serious incident with sepsis and a pulmonary embolism, which landed me hospital for a while. Then, as I was recovering from all this, I had a couple of pneumonia infections following just picking up simple colds, so it’s been one step forward, then two steps back.

There’s had to be a lot of laying low and rest and recuperation, but in between we’ve also had some lovely family times and best of all celebrated the birth of our beautiful new granddaughter Darcy. I’ve been concentrating hard on getting better and spending time with my family and especially my gorgeous grandchildren. They are so important to me and with my fragile health, even more so.

My medications have been stepped up considerably since last autumn, including antibiotic nebulisers twice daily to try and help prevent the respiratory infections and blood thinners to help the blood clots in my lungs and prevent any further clotting. We don’t know where the clots came from, so the blood thinners are permanent. I’ve also been provided with both home and ambulatory oxygen to help my breathing, just as and when I need it. So I’m seeing how I get along with all of this now and if it helps. We feel the nebulisers have helped, as although I’ve picked up colds, I’ve mainly managed to stay off intravenous antibiotics and stayed out of hospital just on oral antibiotic medications, so I’ve been pleased with that.

We’ve been trying to make the most of all the times I’ve been well, getting out and about with the family when the weather has been good and enjoying life to the full. We have had many lovely times in between the mishaps and we have some lovely things planned for summer. I’m keeping fingers crossed that things are on the mend now and I’m having a lovely steady spell where we can just enjoy the summer and all it brings.

Thanks for reading and I hope to be back blogging more regularly now things are much better. Wishing everyone a lovely summer.

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I'm Kathryn, married with two daughters and a young grandson and granddaughter. I live with my husband Rob and Ted, our crazy cocker spaniel. After a long illness, Pulmonary Hypertension, I received a gift of new life, a heart and double lung transplant.

5 thoughts on “A Little Catch Up”

  1. Ahhh so great to hear that things are improving but sad to hear you have had it tough again my lovely Kath.
    You are right to say that we all should make the most of times when we are well.
    Precious moments with your fabulous Rob and your two girls and ofcourse the beautiful grandchildren. I bet they love to see you each time xxx
    Stay well xxx love Norah xx


  2. SO sorry to hear how poorly you’ve been, Kath! I do hope you’ll remain more stable health-wise now. Thinking about you, with love and prayers, Claire xx


  3. Hello Kathryn,

    I’m a new follower. I love how you have such a positive outlook. This is so important! Savoring each moment that we are given and choosing to be joyful despite whatever difficulties we many be facing.

    I am a long time blogger and freelance writer who took a break from it all for a while. I recently “repaired” my old blog which was a technical mess and started blogging again. When I did that I cleared out my older blog lists and began looking for blogs to follow that inspired and uplifted me now (I’m middle-aged). I am so glad that I happened upon your blog. Please continue writing šŸ™‚

    best wishes from “rural Japan”.


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