Got up early for appointment and saw nice sunrise.
Early morning appointment. We go in together. Got weighed etc by the nurse, then sitting there waiting for the doctor to come in. Door flies open, Doctor walks in hands full of paperwork. Looks at Bill and says you're fine. Then looks at me. And the day went to heck in a hand basket."You are in trouble." are the first words out of his mouth. What? I knew my pesky, had it off and on for years, infection had come back, just didn't know how bad it was. Seems like it is now resistant to all the antibiotics that I've been given in the past. He scared the crap out of both of us. Long list of what could happen up to and including death! I'm speechless. Long story short. Before we got home I had a message from an infectious disease doctor to call immediately for an appointment. I called and had an appointment to see her in two hours. So over to that office we go. Only solution is intravenous infusion of antibiotics for ten days. And the office is way across town. I ask can't it be done a different way, that's a long drive? Yes if you want to check into a rehab facility for 10 days. Don't think so. In ten minutes I had an appointment for my first treatment the next day. I have now had three infusions - seven more to go. IF they work. The way I got sent home the first day. The needle and some tubing are under the wrap.
Yesterday my arm was getting a little red so all was removed after the infusion. Today of course, another stick and tube and infusion. So here is how I am at home today. Just above the back of my right hand.
Either tomorrow or Wednesday they will put a "port/piece of tubing" in a blood vessel in my upper arm and that will be how the infusing will be done until treatment is over. Not looking forward to that. Just hope it all works.
Needless to say, putting off our leaving for Mexico for awhile.
But good things did happen we finally got our reimbursement from the insurance company for Bill's January surgery. Hooray! Cross that off list.
Oh yes, it got pretty cold here for a couple of days, down to low 40's at night. Got up and turned the thermostat to heat and NOTHING. Our brand new furnace just went HUMMM for about 30 seconds and that was it. Had to call for repair, but also had to work it around doctor's appointments. Did get it fixed later that day. Someone forgot to turn the heater switch to ON when they installed it. Works good now.
We were going to get our flu shots this week but think we'll put them off for a while, until I'm free of infection.
The funny things is I feel fine, no symptoms of anything. Bill, bless his heart, is waiting on me hand and foot.
Strange. Just got a text message from the doctor, wants to see me 8:15 tomorrow morning?
Just a wall on the way to the doctor.
Have a good day.