Pin It This has not been the best week! I'm once again working under some really tight deadlines (and people keep changing them and making them tighter, which makes for an unhappy Lisa). I thought I had it all under control until my body decided to throw me for a loop.
I wasn't going to write a blog about this because it just seems so dramatic, and I've already detailed the whole saga on Facebook, but a Twitter friend (hi Shelly!) had no idea what was going on. I decided if I put it here, then I won't have to repeat it anymore and I can start to put it behind me.
This past Sunday I came into work with plans of working until five, and then head home to get ready for dinner with a friend. That friend ended up cancelling, which was really for the best. Around 3:30 I stepped away from the machine to get a cup of coffee and realized that my shoe was digging into my ankle. I pulled my (pajama) pant leg up to see what the deal was and wow. My ankle was swollen up like a balloon! It was hard to walk. So I went home and got into bed.
By Monday morning the swelling had spread about half way up my leg and all the way down my foot. Weird, right? On Tuesday I thought it was looking better (yes, the picture below is the "better").
And then it got worse again. Regardless of my own opinion, my friends thought otherwise and urged me to get into the doctor. Tuesday afternoon I called and made an appointment for Thursday (today). Then for some reason, I called back and tried to get an appointment sooner, and they fit me in on Wednesday morning. When I got to the examination room and took off my shoe and sock the nurse said it didn't look so great. When the doctor walked in he said, quite loudly, "hoooooooooly cruuuuuuuuud", which made me heartily laugh (you have to know my doctor). He drew blood and basically decided that I have MRSA because a couple of days after the swelling started, I developed lesions, gross lesions in my skin. He was worried about me becoming septic for some reason (I don't know how that happens, I'm no doctor). He said that if I had waited for today's appointment, he would've admitted me to the hospital right away for IV antibiotics. It's a good thing I changed my appointment! I got a shot of something, my leg got zapped in a few places with an infrared light, it got wrapped and I was sent on my merry way with a prescription for some new antibiotic that is supposed to help with the antibiotic-resistant strain of whatever it is that I have. I had to spend the night wondering if I was going to get to come to work today or not, as he was still convinced I'd end up in the hospital.
I had to go back today for a re-check and if it wasn't any better, he was going to admit me. Luckily, in some areas there was improvement, while other areas are actually worse. Anyway, I'm getting wordy here. I have to go back tomorrow and Monday for more re-checks but for now, I'm out of the hospital and have to try my best to remember to take a pill (the pharmacist said it's a double dose strength) twice a day for the next six weeks. The swelling makes working difficult and the aches and chills are no fun at all but... so much to do! I hope you all are well. Hopefully soon I'll have some finishes that I can share with you. If I don't, I will have some very unhappy customers!
Giant thanks to Janet-Lee Santeusanio, Mark Pfeiler, Randall Cook, Teri Lucas, Mary Schilke, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, Janet Bay, Peggy Bass, Arlene Simpson, Becky Glatter and ALL of my wonderful friends for urging me to go be seen. I really didn't think it was a big deal and without them basically threatening me if I didn't go to the doctor, who knows how bad it could've been. I love you guys!
So there you have it (Shelly!). Now I can get back to work and try to catch up from being miserable and exhausted all week and getting nothing done. =]
(If none of this made any sense, my apologies. My brain hasn't been properly functioning lately)
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