As most of you probably know, Melissa has been in the hospital the last few months. We’re beyond happy to announce that she is finally home after a long stay in the ICU. Doctors suspect she has been suffering from complications they believe may be related to her suppressed immune system.
When Melissa returned home we sent her flowers to let her know we were thinking about her, but waited until recently to reach out and check on her directly.
“I’m very up and down in every way- obviously physically, emotionally, and mentally. I’m struggling, this has been a very hard few months and while I was in a coma I literally felt that I was being pulled in two directions between life and death and I believe with all my heart that my family and friends and every single Chiver out there that kept praying for me and sending positive energy my way is what pulled me in the right direction and saved my life. It’s one of the only things I can remember while being intubated is that feeling of being pulled. I had so many people come and see me from my childhood to The Chive MD family just to hold my hand or be there even when I didn’t know they were there, I feel really blessed that I had all those prayers coming my way and saving me. I’m not out of the woods yet, my doctors believe I have some auto-immune issues which they haven’t figured out yet so until we get some real results and a treatment plan, it’s all in the works.”
Looking forward, Melissa has an uphill battle to regain the strength she’ll need to prepare for future biopsies. The hope is that these biopsies will determine the cause of her health issues, but for now she is home healing and getting some much-needed rest.