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posted 6/19/2010 9:22:11 PM |
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This week did not begin well at all. You see…I’ve been feeling under the weather for quite a while now. So much so that I’ve stopped telling people just how bad I really feel because I’m so bored of hearing the same ole’ mantra spill out of my mouth. ”I’m okay…just lacking a bit in the energy department.” Gesh...I honestly thought I was becoming one of those “slack asses” you hear about sometimes.

Anyway…as I made it through Sunday and into Monday I began to feel worse. I’m talking “you don’t want to leave the house" worse…or “leave the bed" worse. But of course…I have to be Superwoman. So I kept telling everyone…”I’m fine.” Well guess what? By Monday evening I knew I wasn’t fine. I ended up dragging my sorry ass to the E.R. After multiple tests I found out just how sick I really was. I was diagnosed with a staph infection and it’s bad. Yours truly has really stepped into the poo-poo this time! I’ve won myself 2 visits to the hospital each and every day and night so I can receive I.V. antibiotics. I’ve been visiting the hospital daily since Monday…and will continue this routine until this coming Thursday.

This is an example of how crazy my medical appointments have been this week.

8:30 a.m. – Hospital I.V. Therapy
10:00 a.m. – Specialist Appointment
1:00 p.m. – Ultrasound Test
7:30 p.m. – Hospital I.V. Therapy
9:30 p.m. – CAT Scan
10:00 p.m. – Specialist Appointment

All of the above-mentioned appointments happened in one day!

You would not believe how tired I am…and this time I’m not sure if it’s the infection or my schedule that’s causing me to feel this way…probably both.

The specialist will let me know on Thursday if I can start coming for I.V. therapy once a day…or discontinue I.V. therapy all together and continue my treatment with the specialist at his office.

And you don’t even want to know what I’ve spent on parking this week! I may need to take out a loan just for hospital parking.

What makes this story really sad is that I’ve been seeing my family doctor every 2 to 4 weeks since February. And I just saw her on the Friday before the Monday when I was diagnosed with a staph infection. This is completely crazy right? She kept telling me it was this…or maybe that…but she never figured “it" out...and all the signs were there. Now I’m thinking I really need to get a new family doctor because the trust just isn’t there anymore. But there’s a problem. You see…there is a shortage of family doctors in British I hate to drop my current doctor before finding a new doctor to take her place.

Grrrrrrr! I’m so sick of hospitals and doctors right now. But the one thing I’m reeeeeealy sick of is just being sick!

Wouldn’t it be cool if all the doctors looked like George Clooney from E.R.? *sigh* I sure do. At least then I’d get some enjoyment out of all this crap.

Oh well…I sure hope next week is better than this week...because this week was Hell.

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Jun 19 @ 9:26PM  
That's what I ended up being diagnosed with that led to the diabetes.. do get that taken care of. It'll kill ya if you don't. Hugs.. soft ones cuz I know you feel ick.

Jun 19 @ 9:30PM  
I do hope you get everything straightend out and to feeling better, Kat.

Jun 19 @ 9:33PM  
Do take care of yourself. Though not quite as bad, RJ has been battling the same sort of thing for over a week with a high fever that has not been below 101 the whole time.

Jun 19 @ 9:43PM  
Oh sweety I'm so sorry! Feel better soon! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Jun 19 @ 10:02PM  
I also ended up with Staff infection and ended up losing all my toes on the right foot. That to a bunch of good doctors in Seattle they helped me pull though it. I was in the hosptial there for over 3 weeks. It also turned into diabetes.

Jun 19 @ 10:53PM  
Kat, staph infections can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. Make sure they take care of it correctly and when they say it is gone have them retest you to be sure.
It took me seveal months to get rid of one, luckily no lasting side effects from it. I was lucky.

Best wishes and as Sam said, gentle hugs. Feel better soon, Sweety.

Jun 20 @ 12:00AM  
OMG! Where did it come from??? I am so sorry. I had no idea you have been sick. I have been walowing in my own misery and some kind of head/chest infection. Best wishes. I am glad you finally got help. Do what they tell you to do and as others said, get re-tested!
Sorry to hear RJ is sick tpp. Best Wishes RJ!

Jun 20 @ 12:11AM  
I'm sorry to read about your illness! I've never had to contend with a staph infection so, I can't relate to the problems it causes! But, from the comments I've just read, I hope you get it taken care of ASAP!

Please get your good health back quickly!


Jun 20 @ 12:14AM  
That's what I ended up being diagnosed with that led to the diabetes.


I remember 3yrs back being so sick I wanted to die. I assumed it was the flu...

I have type 2 diabetes and was diagnosed a year after that.

Um, yeah Kat go check yourself out, but do get well first.

Jun 20 @ 4:27AM  
shortage of doctors...?
oh well, it is Canada after all..
hmm, one good thing about being sick, i can stir hell outta ya and you can't catch me.
so what good was the cat scan, did he have it too ?
sum wimmin will do anyfink to chat up good lookin doctors ya'now.

Jun 20 @ 7:40AM  
Oh Kat I am so sorry!! I hope all is gets better for you. When you take out that loan make sure you get enough so you can treat yourself for all the agony you went thru. Now you do what the E.R. tells you and get plenty of rest. If you need any moral support you know we are here for you!

Jun 20 @ 8:18AM  
Sorry to hear you're ill Sweetie
I guess I could come up there and give you a few of
Dr. Love's Special Injections
Won't cure ya' but it will make you feel better for awhile

Jun 20 @ 10:01AM  
Sorry you're under the weather. Yeah, having hot doctors at the hospital would really be nice, lol

Jun 20 @ 4:49PM  
Staph infections are insidious! And unfortunately, hospitals and clinics are full of it... it's a primary reason to limit one's exposure in those environments.

Hopefully the IV treatments will kick your infection. And as the other stated, please retest as a preventative measure.

Get well soon!

Jun 20 @ 6:50PM  
Rest up, take good care of yourself..and yes, I would start looking for another family doctor. Hugs Hope you feel better soon.

And hopefully RJ gets to feeling better soon.

Jun 21 @ 3:36PM  
Yep, Luna, it seems that MRSA attacks everything in your body, and one of the first things to go is the pancreas. It can and will also weaken heart valves and other things. I have now got recurring skin infections including psoriasis, joint swelling, etc. I never had that bit before.

I was sick for 2 years, I saw loads of doctors who put me on this pill or that pill and nothing was working.. finally I saw a Doctor who cares.. her NP actually diagnosed me when she came in to do the pre work. She sniffed and said, you've got a Staph infection, I can smell it. It did almost kill me. I'm still regaining my strength from the 2 years of misery.

Kat... be sure to get you some probiotics to be taking along with the anti-biotics cuz you can die from too much antibiotic as well.. it will shut your digestive system down. Yogurt with live culture is ok.. but there are probiotic bars available with three times what you would get with a cup of yo.. also there are pills that you can just swallow... take care of you.

Jun 21 @ 3:37PM  
Oh, also, if you are diagnosed with MRSA, make sure they give you the antibiotic goo you put up your nose as it hides out in your sinus.

Jun 25 @ 7:39PM  
Thanks so much for all the advice and kind words. I appreciate you peeps very much.

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