Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm back! Sort of...

I've been home from the hospital since Friday night...yay! However, I did have an allergic reaction to one of the IV antibiotics while I was still in and my doctor stopped the vancomycin.  I started breaking out in a rash on my face and leg.  By Saturday, it was not getting any better.  I was still infusing the Rocefin.  Rash just kept spreading and on Sunday when the home health nurse was here, while I was infusing the Rocefin, I started getting redder and redder and felt like I was itching from the inside out! So, another trip to the ER...ugh! I was so afraid they were going to put me in again.  Anyway, they discontinued the Rocefin and gave me steroids and a bunch of allergy meds and Valium (loopy time!).  The itching started to subside and I saw my doctor yesterday.  My leg is getting better...SLOWLY...but it looks like it's been through a mangler.  Of course, she wanted to try me on a different IV antibiotic so off to Outpatient services at the hospital for more blood to be drawn and for infusion so they could monitor me for a reaction.  Knock on wood...I haven't reacted.  I infused another dose of the new one today myself and so far so good.  *fingers crossed*  It looks like I'll be staying here at mom's until my home health is discontinued which will be who knows when and who knows how much longer I'll be on the medicine.  We'll see!

On a positive note, I now have internet here at mom's so I can blog and catch up a little bit.  Plus, I have a writing job that I was supposed to start two weeks ago, but they have been very kind in waiting for me to get better.  I do want to thank everyone for all the kind words.  I really have needed all the encouragement I can get! Also, I wanted to let you all know that Jennifer at Reading with Tequila is hosting me this week on Getting Random with ???.  Be sure to stop by and check it out...I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to Better World Books!

So glad to be back...and thanks again for all of your support. =O)

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  1. Just take care of yourself young lady.

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  2. Take care of yourself! Thinking of you....

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  3. Michelle, glad to hear that things are getting better slowly but surely. Sorry to hear about the ER scare. I am thinking of you!

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  4. glad to hear that you are getting better and are on your way to being healthy again.

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  5. Welcome back! So glad that the new medicine seems to be working and you are slowly getting better. And happy that you have internet access at your Mom's! Missed you! :)

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  6. It looks like you're on the mend. Still thinking good thoughts for you!

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  8. You poor thing! You truly have been put through the wringer. I wish you a speedy recovery!

    A writing job? How exciting!! Can you give deets?

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  9. Michelle--it's just a job for a website writing filler. Can't divulge too much because of confidentiality agreement, but they're paying me per word. It will be great writing practice! Thanks for the kind words. =O)

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I'm hanging in!

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  10. Oh no! How scary and stressful. I'm glad you're doing better now!

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  11. Oh Michelle. I am so sorry to hear of this. I do wish you would get well soon. You deserve to be better. Take care.

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  12. Glad to hear you are back on internet and getting better.

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