Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Relief and Now Catch-Up Time!

Wow! I just got released from my doctor after a two week ordeal and it was if a HUGE weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I didn't even know how much it had been weighing me down until he said I could do home health care for the next couple of weeks instead of going into his office for treatment.

It all started two weeks ago today with a bump and escalated to a couple of trips to urgent care over Memorial Weekend for antibiotic shots, a trip to the ER with a stay in the infectious disease ward all by myself and almost daily trips to my doctor for treatment. It turns out I had a staph infection that got the size of a lemon 3" deep under my skin. My doctor and I became VERY good friends - he even gave me a little shoulder massage after every treatment - his fantastic bedside manner helped me endure very painful unpacking and packing of gauze down into the abscess. TMI, I know, but it's a little lesson for us all to take medical situations seriously. They said if I hadn't gone in when I did, it could have been much, much worse... I can't imagine!

I wish I had time to catch you up on a FABULOUS seminar I went to before I got sick and my upcoming reunion - I'm seeing purple and gold everywhere in my house...and I'm in a fashion show next week and the lady picked clothes totally outside of my comfort zone - I'm wearing black knee-high stiletto pointed toed boots with two of the outfits.

Oh, I almost forgot, thanks to each and everyone of you for the birthday wishes. I was just starting to get sick on my birthday but had a lovely dinner with friends. Since I've been sick the birthday celebrations are ongoing - love it!

No time for details at the moment, but please do take care of yourself and remember that part of that all-over good health is doing things for yourself, so do a little something for you today, make a little crafty item, take a walk or in my case, I'm going to go call and make appointments for a spa day with my dear friend who's coming for our reunion all the way from London.

Take care,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a very scary story. Taking care of ourselves is very important. I'm glad you are on the road to recovery!