A year ago today I had my first (and hopefully last) ambulance ride.
Because of course:
anemia –> iron-deficiency –> iron dextran infusion –> anaphylactic shock
(for me, anaphylactic shock was nausea,abdominal pain, unable to breathe, muscles all cramping up, tingly and cold all over)
Thankfully, there haven’t been any lasting effects that I know of. I’m getting more bloodwork on Monday to check my iron levels, which have been good since they did manage to get a bunch of iron in me last April.
I won’t recap all the lessons learned from the ER, but I am still ever grateful to friends who looked out for me in the recovery time. I just re-read that post and was intrigued that I wrote about Psalm 23. It’s also the text I chose earlier for my sermon on Sunday – I had forgotten about its relevance to this day.
I’m planning to take a break from writing the sermon to celebrate life by looking at some wildflowers and catching the sunset. Hope you are able to celebrate life today too!