Saturday, March 29, 2008

It is True I Have Been Sick....Yes. I did Not Finish A Show It Is Going To Be Aired In May

Ok. Now for the serious part of the blog. I wanted to thank everyone whether you are a client, vendor or venue for your well wishes. I know rumors have been flying around about my health status. I would like to set them straight and be the "honest" Samantha that you all see every day! I am sure you may have read or have heard about a scare with a drug named Heparin. If you do not know what this drug is it is used for people who have heart conditions, bad arteries, people that are bed ridden for weeks at a time and various other conditions. This drug was recalled from many hospitals in NJ and elsewhere. It was not tainted, but was made with a different compound to save $$$ and well, this unfortunate change caused death in 29 individuals and severe allergic reactions with hundreds of people. Obviously, and I say this with thanks and whole hearted, I was the latter. I had severe reactions. Reactions that no one knew what to do. We did not know it was related to this issue until I was released 2 days later. To read on AOL about people dying and having horrible after effects from a drug I was given for NO reason.... My heart dropped. All I could think of was when am I going to die? I was scared to even send this on to my husband. My mind just went blank. My daughter, my family and my life. It is true, during my last episode taping with Style, I was unable to finish due to a severe emergency. I was hospitalised a week prior to a routine procedure a colonoscopy (if I need to explain this at least get me drunk first :). I was given Heparin from a doctor who was not my Internist. I asked why, they told me because I was told to stay in bed this was going to protect me from blood clots. I have been in the hospital before and have never been given any shots for this reason. I had no reason not to trust, I thought they were looking out for me. I was released as I went home with a fever, vomiting, very dizzy and hypotensive. My blood pressure had dropped to 70/50. I went to a new Internist who immediately put me back into the hospital. I became, anemic, had little potassium, magnesium and various other minerals you do not even think of that help us survive. I would get them and a day later they would be low again. I could not walk without passing out. I do not want to continue discussing my side effects. It was horrible. It still is horrible. We are working on just getting this out of me. No one has suffered any issues with weddings. Including the couple who did not have me present during the last portion of the show. They said it was still everything I promised it would be. Thank you Amy and James. I wish I was there to see the magical garden. I just wanted to write this to let you know. I am doing OK. I have just completed 2 weddings with NO issues. I have a HUGE support system from other planners on Style. Jenny Orsini who has been not only a close friend but has helped me to keep my chin up, when I hear things that may be negative. The producers at Style whom have gotten to know me the last few+++ years have been understanding and very supportive. Thank you. I love the emails. The treats you have sent have been awesome. If you want to continue please do so..LOL..I just need to stay away from the brownies. With this I have gained weight. I know you must think I am nuts for even saying that, but we all have our issues right? Let me have mine! I just wanted to thank you all for your emails, your calls and for keeping the faith in my work. Most of all your patience. I know for some this is about your day, but your support and being so unselfish I can't express my gratitude. Ok...Now let's get back to work right?

1 comment:

amber said...

I am so sorry to hear about your health scare....please tell me you called a lawyer. I am a paralegal at a med mal firm in NJ and I see this kinda stuff all the time. At the very least, make sure you are documenting everything just incase you have any more bad side effects down the road! My husband is in the wedding business and we think you are hysterical-- you need to make sure you get well! If you ever have any questions about what happened to you legal wise, email me at amber@minfirm.com. Id be glad to give you any advice I can!

I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!

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