Bleh, my turn again

Posted by: Celandine

Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 08:22 AM


I've been mildly sicky for the passed few weeks
(just mild malaise: feeling under the weather)
until yesterday that sent me scrambling to the
doctor asap before he went home for the day..
..I was told to just go to the ER.. but you know
how that goes... so I finished my last post, &
drove the 25 miles back to Bloomfield @ 70 mph.

He gave me a once-over and took some samples,
and scoped them right in his facility, and
sent me home with a call-in script for a really
powerful anti-biotic.

At first I didn't think I was going to make it
through the night, doubled over and gasping in
pain... but 2 hours later, my fever broke, the
pain became tolerable, and well..here I am. grin

Getting sicky again; ears ringing, hands tingling
but I can't take the next does for hours yet.

ah well
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 08:39 AM

Get well!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 08:51 AM


trying too

general bacterial infections are no fun a'tall frown

I'm not going to wait

I have a pot of soup perking away on the stove
and I'm taking the next dose before it gets
too bad to pick up Ted at the end of the day.

2 busy 2 b sick
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 08:53 AM


sux that this has happened twice in the last 6 months
and I again didn't recognize what was happening until
it reached an acute state.

thought I was just generally run-down & stressed out
Posted by: Nana

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 08:59 AM

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 09:03 AM


thank you for the good vibes

but I'd rather feel like A NEW Self

the old one's getting a little worn out. crazy
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 09:07 AM


...and wrinkled... frown



wink
lol gotta be qwik
to beat DLC to the punchline
Posted by: DLC

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 12:58 PM

“Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot."

(Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)”
― Louis Pasteur

Ain't it tha TRUTH !! wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 01:01 PM

Wrinkles? Nah--lines of distinction and experience.

And I'm standing by that!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Wrinkles? Nah--lines of distinction and experience.

And I'm standing by that!









Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 05:07 PM

Hey, get well soon! smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 05:11 PM


uh huh
washing down my daily does of nitrates
(chili dogs)
with copious amounts of cranberry juice
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 06/24/14 07:20 PM

Chili Dogs and Cranberry Juice?
Whew. For a minute there I was worried.

As long as you're taking care of yourself! wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/02/14 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
“Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot."

(Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)”
- Louis Pasteur

Ain't it tha TRUTH !! wink



Apparently
Louis knows (knew) his stuff
'cause the microbes are giving me the sh!ts* again
(Aussie slanguage for 'problems')



Whatever the problem is,
it's coming back with a vengeance



He scripted me a new round of a different AB

but I fear this is actually the old operation
that didn't heal properly still stewing in my gut.

Can't get back to a doctor until Tues.
Last time we spoke he suggested another CatScan
that's what brought on my last fall from grace.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/02/14 03:51 PM

Oh, not again. I hope they get to the bottom of the problem .

I go for my six month scan in a couple of weeks.

Dave
Posted by: bird

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/02/14 04:53 PM



Lol.....made you smile !!!

Hope you feel better soon Kiddo laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/02/14 08:38 PM

I hope they get the buggers this time--permanently.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/03/14 01:14 PM

Hope you are feeling better.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/08/14 10:46 AM


RATZ!
Getting worse instead of better. frown

just got back from the Dr.

He scripted even stronger ABs
and ordered an Ultrasound & CatScan.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/08/14 11:00 AM

frown

Now cut that out!

frown

Get well sooner, please…
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/08/14 12:26 PM

Here's to finding a clean bill of health and a more rapid recovery.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/10/14 04:17 PM

One thing is for certain, if you want "clean health," you will get a bill! wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/15/14 06:33 PM


just got home from the hospital

was admitted thru the er saturday

I'm whipped
gonna get some sleep in my own bed now

later
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/15/14 06:43 PM

Yes, please!
Welcome home.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/15/14 08:16 PM

Rest. Sleep. I hope the infection got rooted out.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/15/14 10:58 PM

Ditto. Rest up.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/17/14 07:21 AM

RATZ
Back in the ER on my iPhone


Feel like doodoo frown
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/17/14 07:47 AM

Rats rats rats. frown
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/17/14 10:21 AM

Sigh. Get better soon, please. frown
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/17/14 01:00 PM

First, get better. Sucks to be sick and spend any time in the hospital, let alone the ER.

And I hate to be picky, but...Unless that's you and your family in the photo, I would take it down. Privacy in the ER and all...that's another reason why no cell phones down there.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/18/14 09:11 PM


[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvapacol5owrymi/4thWeek.jpg[\img]

Funny, it was you calling "BULLSHIRT" on me
When I said I was going in for cancer surgery
That started me Documenting my photos in the
First place. tongue

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvapacol5owrymi/4thWeek.jpg
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/18/14 09:29 PM


Anyhow
Texting sets off my intraveinous alarm
So thazitfur2nite grin
Posted by: Nana

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/18/14 10:10 PM

Take care C. Hopefully, the hosp will keep you there until they get whatever is illing you under control.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/18/14 10:22 PM

I like the Watchmen smiley face. Hope it helps to cheer you up.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/19/14 05:16 AM

Oh, Cel. So sorry for you. Just remember the Lord and us arent done with you yet. Thats what i tell myself .

Dave
Posted by: bird

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/19/14 08:23 AM

Damn Cel frown
Screw saying get well soon kiddo.......get well now !!!!
sending good vibes your way...for both you and Ted.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/19/14 05:46 PM


Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

still need a bit o convalescing
'I'm not hungry I'll just lurk.'


Ian...
...The Comedian's Button has been my signature
since the 12 part graphic novel since 1986 and
as you should know, there's nothing "cheerful"
about that, A Gov Assassin who claimed "Life Is
A Joke" never once said that it was a GOOD Joke.

A Blood-Splashed "Smilie" Button screams Cynicism.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/19/14 07:49 PM

Welcome home! (Again)
Stay awhile this time, okay?
smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/19/14 08:57 PM


be careful what you ask for...

paradoxically

had I stayed
I might never
have come back

I was taken to
Hackensack Medical
Center via Ambulance
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 07/20/14 04:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
Welcome home! (Again)
Stay awhile this time, okay?
smile


___ ta 4 the good thoughts

I feel better after a nite's sleep in my own bed
but I'm still on some weird drugs that may skew
the world and everything on it for a while longer,
but in time that too shall pass.

Seems to have been a series of mis diagnosis and
subsequently erroneous meds. that further com-
pounded the problem as time went on. By the first
acute trip to the ER they properly identified
the cause, and the true nature of the infection,
they could only treat with even more anti biotics,
but couldn't pin-point (culture)the EXACT Culprit
due to the SIX Rounds of ABs I'd already taken.

They decided since they ...

hell I'm too tired... and "it's medication time"

l8er
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/08/14 04:57 PM


Up-Date

dis sux frown

More antibiotics

But at least I'm getting over the prednisone
they gave me to counter act the t the allergic reaction
I had to one of the medicines they gave me during my
first hospital stay (which, as it turns out) was a
kidney infection I got from undiagnosed kidney stones.

The stones pushed what should have been a simple
urinary tract infection up into my kidneys.
By the time they figured out what was causing the fever
and white-knuckled pain I'd already been on
6 courses of antibiotics, so they were unable to get
a diagnosable culture of the bacteria so I was sent
home to sink or swim on my own.

For good measure (and I'm sure the best of intentions)
they gave me a pneumonia vaccine which was what
brought me back for the 2nd stint in the ER & Hospital...
The doctor was at a loss for what was going on, until
the 3rd day flat on my back, I ventured a guess that
I was having an allergic reaction to the combination
of the vaccine combined with all the antibiotics!

The doctor freaked out and gave me a massive dose of
prednisone to counteract the reaction, and that's what
caused the INTENSE DIZZINESS that I've been battling
back from all this time* I react very badly to prednisone.
I've been on benadryl ever since to counter act it...
during which time I couldn't walk, or drive, or cook
...or communicate with a doctor until a few days ago,
when my fever started spiking again. Apparently the
kidney infection hadn't resolved after all.

Idoanwanna go back to the hospital

DIS SUX cry
Posted by: Nana

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/08/14 05:17 PM

If you have a kidney infection, why won't the hospital keep you as an in patient until the infection is cleared and/or they figure out why your recovery is so slow?

Keeping toes & fingers crossed for ya.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/08/14 07:37 PM

They couldn't figure out what they could give me
to fight the infection because I'd already been
given so many antibiotics that they couldn't get
a bacteria from my urine to grow in the laboratory.
so they figured the infection was to all intent
and purposes must be gone.

Believe it or not, it soon became secondary when I
had the life-threatening reaction to the pneumonia
vaccine, then to the prednisone they gave me to save
my life, which has had me pretty much flat on my
back ever since...

I think they'd rather not have me around as a reminder
that they'd given me the vaccine for no real reason,
or that they didn't know how to treat me when I
returned the next day via ambulance, or that I had
the secondary reaction that embarrassed them as well.

Ah! hadn't mentioned that the vaccine made my temp.
spike so high all the skin blistered in my nose and
mouth that they had to put me on morphine drip
LOL Yes.. that was the condition I was in when I was
discharged the second time. ;grin:

I was given a fist full of scripts, and told to
follow up with 2 doctors who refused to treat me
because they didn't take my insurance.

For the record, I had to be taken into a pharmacy in
a transport chair to fill my own prescriptions, and
while there happened upon a product called "KANKA"
that plastic-coated the inside of my mouth until
the skin started growing back so I could eat. smile

Life is good! smile

The reoccurrence of the kidney infection was pretty
much a surprise to everyone. smirk

Well.. I felt it coming on, you know when you're
running a fever, but couldn't even afford to buy a
thermometer to verify the fever to replace the one
I lost in the move.

Funny how the loss of such mundane stuff has such
an impact. I sorely miss so many things mostly books
and crafts stuff, even the silly painting I made for Ted.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/08/14 09:00 PM

Quote:
2 doctors who refused to treat me
because they didn't take my insurance.

Hmmm... so much for ObamaCare.

I don't know what to say. You have been through hell & back. If I were in your shoes, I would be seeking 2nd & 3rd opinions and going to a different hospital.

I had a stress test this am. That treadmill nearly killed me. The cardiologist told me in my age projectile, my heart rate is suppose to be in the 153% range when the treadmill is at top speed. I was like WTF???? I am not running a damn marathon. Needless to say, I don't think my heart made it to where they wanted it because I jumped off the treadmill before the test concluded. Called the dr that ordered the stress test & told her it will be a cold day in hell before I go to another stress test.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/08/14 11:13 PM


..er.. that there would be "HillaryCare"...

The HMO System that was Ms. Clinton's pet project
back when Slick WILLY was still in office... smirk

Ask the doctor to have them do The Chemical Stress Test
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 03:16 AM

Quote:
Called the dr that ordered the stress test & told her it will be a cold day in hell before I go to another stress test.


Common sense. Refreshing. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 05:01 AM


To be fair, Hilary's HMO is a good system...
...too bad the participating doctors aren't
what one would hope for... face it... the best
doctors are already making TOP Dollar without the
constraints of treating the poor and destitute.

It was the panic move that left me without health
care until things spun out-of-control.

HilaryCare just got me a New Primary Care Physician,
and a follow up visit with a urologist and even
the medical transport to get me to & fro from the visit.
(Not to mention coverage for the 2 visits to the ER
and a week & a half hospital stay +meds)
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 06:48 AM

Lord, Cel--just good lord!
Posted by: bird

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 08:54 AM

Sending a little honey to help the medicine go down....
a Wing and a Prayer from your friend, the old bird in NC wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdMBdYVWvKw
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Lord, Cel--just good lord!


eh
still battling back
and hopefully on the mend
enough to finally transcribe
a bit of the why-when-where&how
that I felt I owed you('all). smile

Thank you(se) for all the good wishes.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 11:10 AM


Love You
from Beak to Tail Feather,
Our Lady of The Perfectly Timed Sentiment





(btw.. your Pole-Bunny was the cutest thing EVER!) laugh
Posted by: Nana

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Ask the doctor to have them do The Chemical Stress Test

Now that's what I'm talking about. THANK YOU!!!!!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 04:01 PM

My son is having a heck of a hard time getting medical help down in Atlanta. He is "out of service area" and so has to get special permission from the insurance company to get medical service. But the single solitary woman who does that permission was out of the office last week. What a hell of a horrible system we have in this country.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Nana
Originally Posted By: Celandine
Ask the doctor to have them do The Chemical Stress Test

Now that's what I'm talking about. THANK YOU!!!!!
I'd also find someone else, they should have mentioned that option.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 05:23 PM


BANG-ON! smirk

That's what keeps me in a perpetual state of poor health

The lapse in HealthCare that has me always "Between Doctors"

Shyte'll kill ya' frown


Anyway
if the gastroenteritis is the result of poor diet
Steve's correct.. B*L*A*N*D Diet to give the irritated
innards time to heal is the key.

I cured a full-blown ulcer some years ago
with the use of steamed vegetables, white rice
and total abstinence from FRIED FOOD & White Flour.

Fried food (even Fried Rice) challenges digestion.
Products made from WHITE FLOUR ferment in the gut
producing acidic gas.

I went bonkers trying to avoid The WESTERN DIET STAPLE

until it occurred to me to eat Chinese Food such as
Chow Mein and lots of rice.. for the 6 months it took
to heal the ulcer doctors (and TUMS) didn't help.

I had the ulcer for at least 7 years.. then cured it
within six months without reoccurrence.

** GOOD LUCK
finding Chinese Take-Out in Atlanta. crazy
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/09/14 05:46 PM


Ah! Now I'm remembering more...
...All my Herbal Reference Books were lost in the move.

I'm Afraid GETTING A PROPER DIAGNOSIS Is MANDATORY
before you set out to treat any ailment on your own.

but now I remember the vile* details:
I had to ingest 2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
before every meal to coat & protect the stomach,
A Teaspoon of Buckwheat Honey between meals as it's
a Natural Ant-Acid, and soothing teas such as peppermint
or ginger instead of regular tea (Discontinue COFFEE and MILK)

USH! The hardest thing was DRINKING "GRASS"! sick
...seriously... Alfalfa Tea.

Vitamin E & K
Posted by: bird

Re: Bleh, my turn again - 08/10/14 05:47 AM

Thanks Cel..... blush
Like Joe Cocker said in 1969......We get by with a little help from our friends wink laugh