Monday, October 13, 2008

I Spoke Too Soon

I spoke too soon. I was running a low grade fever. My primary care doc said to come in. I went in. I gave blood and urine. Doc tells me you have a UTI from being catheterized from surgery. OK. He puts me on Cipro for 5 days...500 mg once in the morning and once at night.

After 5 days I become deathly ill. Admit right to the hospital ill. 102.9 fever ill. Want to die ill. C-diff ill.

This is the second time I have gotten this illness from antibiotics. Seems from now until the rest of my life I can't take antibiotics without a course of treatment for C-diff first and probiotics.

The 7 days I was in the hospital I was under quarantine. My doc didn't visit me once. Not once. Do you know why? I do. Assfuck. I blew out 5 IV lines and was not a model patient. Because of breast removal and lymph node removal I'm what they call a hard stick. They can't touch my right arm at all so you can imagine my left arm...if not here are some photos. I got home yesterday and I'm so weak and nauseated and my hair is falling out by the handfuls and I'm not a real happy camper right now. I have tied a knot in my rope and I'm hanging on.


texlahoma said...

At least you're home, that's got to be better than the hospital. Hang on tight & keep fighting. (I know, that's easy for me too say.)

yellowdog granny said...

judas priest sweety!..
I was asleep when you called the other morning..had the phone turned down..ive been sick for 24 days now...some sort of record.
but nothing like what your going through..
hope your doing better..going to the hospital can kill you, you get more germs there than at home..hope you have someone to help take care of you...get better..jac

sageweb said...

WOW I hope you get better...sorry your going through all this. Now get better!

Rainwolf said...

Damn woman. Glad you're at least home instead of hospital.Wish you weren't having to go through all this shit.
Take care.

Mama Kelly said...

I am so sorry for how sick you have been. I hope that now that you're home that you are quickly on the mend.

Be well
Be blessed

Mama Kelly

billy pilgrim said...

words escape me. your ordeal is beyond mere words.

hang in there and show that lousy bacteria where the bear shit in the bucket.

Allan said...

That hospital sounds horrible, sorry you had to be there so long. Hoping that home treats you better.

Nit Wit said...

I had marks like that on my arms a few years ago. Blowing out IV's hurts but not as much as the other things youv'e gone through. I hope your feeling better soon.

tsduff said...

Thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way xo