Saturday, June 28, 2014

Health and Healing

I realize the posts this year have been far and few compared to when I started this blog October 2008. Between trying to stay healthy, doctor’s visits, managing my pain, doing physical therapy, dealing with the loss of a close friend, taking care of Brody, being a new aunt, volunteering etc. it has been difficult for me to complete a blog post. Oh, and did I forget to mention working? I will probably take the next few posts to cover everything so you’re up to date (I know I say that a lot but I really mean it this time)!

I have mainly been focusing on staying healthy. The last place I want to end up is in the hospital again. That means lying low keeping my body relaxed and comfortable. Although it seems that once I do, yet another infection or symptom comes in which I have to address it right away. Last weekend I started showing signs for yet another UTI; I was also having other symptoms of different infections. (Over the past couple of months, I’ve been on 4 different antibiotics in a row trying to treat what I believe to be the same UTI that just keeps getting suppressed by the antibiotics and then comes back a few days later.)

On Monday, June 23 after feeling sick Sunday and all night I ended up going into the ER. They took a few samples, made me wait in the waiting room for 4 hours, and then told me all the tests came back negative. I went home feeling like I wasted the whole day for nothing. However, come Tuesday morning I felt great and most of the symptoms had gone away (except UTI). I spent the majority of the week trying to get orders to bring another sample in. Finally, I was able to Thursday and the results were initially negative but then came back positive yesterday. So, yet again I’m on an antibiotic (this will make it 5).

Dealing with infections, being sick, pain etc. in my situation is very frustrating and difficult. It brings a lot of stress along with takes up a lot of my time. Not to mention my body doesn’t handle it very well. I get a lot of spasms and my muscles get tight making it hard to do range of motion and causing pain. It seems that one thing affects another and another and so on. This seems like a good spot to break… Next Post will be a continuation!

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