Thursday, April 18, 2013

I was sick, real sick

Monday, doc appointment.

Tuesday, doc appointment for something else.

I'm feeling fine, just fine. No problems outside of the usual pains from my foot.

BP was high though?? Very unusual for me!

I leave the doc on Tuesday, feeling ok. On the way home, I'm starting to feel a little funny. It's an hours drive.
I stop by my storage unit to pick up my portable air conditioner, struggle with it to get it in my van.

I manage, I leave.

I start feeling worse? What's wrong with me? what is hitting me so suddenly? I need to stop to get dog food as well.

I do that.

I check out and feel worse yet.

At this point, I'm only 4 miles away from my RV.

I pull in, change my clothes, exercise my dogs and drop.

Literally. By now, I have a fever, my everything hurts and I'm extremely nauseated.

And I can't close my teeth properly. Yep, I had an infected
molar that tried to kill me......ack.

I could not feed my dogs, had to ask for help to feed them.

My poor dogs still needed exed for the night. everyone went to bed...I had to force myself up to ex them, all the while, thinking I need to go to the ER. I was so sick, it took me 2 hours to ex my guys. I'd collapse on the couch, then it would take all my energy to get back up. Next morn, still hard. I had to ask for help again.

I started on some penicillian and that got me right again.
mouth swelling gone now. First night stayed in my overhead bed, I was too sick to set my sofa up. But with nausea, plus trying to drink as much water as possible, I was out of bed more than in bed.

So yesterday, I was able to lay down my sofa so I'd not have to climb the ladder again.

Today, I feel a lot better. Sofa is still jacknived, but sitting on a flat sofa pulled in bed position isn't that comfortable either. So I stuffed pillows against my wall by the sofa and placed my body pillow along the wall. Now that works quite well.

When I start to feel puny, I can simply slink back down again. When I want to sit up, I can rest my arm on the big body pillow. Pretty cool huh?

I'm not 100% yet, but I'm definitely better. Which is good because I'll be dog sitting again this weekend.


Doesn't this look cozy? My ladder is still up, I've not made  my bed since Monday morn. Tomorrow, I'll deal with that.
Need to wash my bedding after being so sick and feverish anyhow.

Hope all is well with ya'll...take care of yourselves...and why does tv suck when you are sick???  Well, that is when you aren't nauseated enough to actually watch it.

PS, It sure is sweet to have an RV to recoup in! I've said it before, I'll say it again, I LOVE My Little home on wheels :-)

23 comments:

  1. I was thinking last night that something might be up as haven't seen anything from you lately. Sure hope you are back to feeling back to normal soon!!!

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    1. Thank you. Not quite the diet plan I wanted to start on... ;-)

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  2. You need to watch it, stuff that knocks you off your feet, go straight to ER don't pass go, don't collect 200, when things go down like that they can get worse fast.

    The dogs will survive a night without ex, they won't do so well without you.

    I hope you feel better, the set up looks comfy! :)

    Erik

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    1. Hi Erik, one of my friends here is a nurse. In fact, he used to be an ER nurse. I would have had him take me to the ER, but
      the expense of that would have really killed me!
      I knew at this point, I needed some antibiotics, so started on what I had.
      Sorry, typing from cell phone. keyboard on this cell is qwirky.

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  3. Thank you. Not quite the diet plan I wanted to start on ;-)

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  4. So sorry to hear about you. Hope you get that tooth taken care of real soon. Been there, done that, and I know it is no fun.

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    1. Thanks Merikay. It sure wasn't fun and quite surprised me.

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  5. Okay, knock it off and get better.

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  6. well, dang! glad you're feeling better! hate being nauseous ~ no good

    Glad Ellie is a comfort for you ... ;)

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. I'm grateful for Ellie every day!

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  7. Eek! That must have been rather scary. Glad you're on the road to recovery.

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    1. Road to recovery, well dang, guess that means I am traveling! In the right direction at that ;-)

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  8. Oh my that sounded so bad. Made me feel bad to read it. You need to get the tooth taken care of as it can REALLY make you sick. It can affect your heart too, as I know a guy that was having tons of heart problems and they finally found out it was his tooth. Please be careful. And feel better really soon.

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    1. It sure wasn't fun. Yes, I'm aware of all that, thanks. Same for the dogs, which is why I use stuff on their teeth and give them fresh knuckle bones from time to time.

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  9. No, No, No. That sounds really scary. So I'm sure glad to hear you're doing better. Dentists are expensive but sometimes we don't have a choice. So take good care of yourself.

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    1. That's the problem right now. They want to do a root canal and a crown...might need to head south to Mexico!

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  10. It really does suck to be sick! Glad you are feeling better. And glad you have a house that you love to recover in.

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  11. Let me say ditto to what Tammy said. An infection in your tooth can be serious indeed. Hope you get it looked at pronto!!

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  12. Sounds really awful Cyn. Couldn't your friends help with the dogs for once? Sheesh you do so much for them. Glad you are better. Take care.

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  13. YES it looks real COZY ... Hopeful healing comes and your back up running before you know it. Toothaches are the worse...maybe a gargle of warm salt water to ease the pain some.

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  14. I have a friend who put a clove in her sore tooth. Not sure what that's supposed to do but she said it helped. Glad you are feeling better. Wish you lived closer to the Mexican border.

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