These are the Days of Our Lives

I did remember to go review my infectious disease doctor. Even though I think he may be secretly trying to kill me I still like him. And I never have to wait for him more than a couple of minutes. Once they chart my vitals, I sit down in the room I pull out my phone to kill time and bam, he’s there. How unusual is that!

He did a very thorough exam yesterday, lots of thumping on my abdomen and listening to things. He is quite concerned that my liver or kidneys may have been damaged. 🙁 I will have it checked today with blood work. I am also having chemo today so, bring on the needles.

He has taken me off of the medicine (Rifabutin) that was causing the fever. I will take only the other two for the next couple of weeks to hopefully let my body build back up. Then, assuming all the bloodwork looks okay I will add Ciprofloxacin. Not overjoyed about that one. It is a cousin to the original drug I took for pneumonia and I tolerated it fine, but it is the one that for some people it causes tendon rupture. Not going to sit down for a year. But, it doesn’t seem to matter, it doesn’t happen only to people who are doing hard exercise, it can happen when you’re just walking. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen no matter what.

He listened to my heart and then stopped to tell me that my heart sounds like an athletes heart. That was pretty cool! Not for much longer if we don’t get things under control! I have also lost so much fat that when I squeeze my thighs I cannot see my cellulite. My weight loss is slowing down but my body is just eating itself. I woke up this morning so so nauseated. The medicines also cause a terrible taste in my mouth and alters the taste of everything else. Even my favorite foods sounds just disgusting.

I bought a new dress at a store this weekend. OMG – I can’t remember where! It’s a cheap dress, it cost me $10.00. But where?? Perhaps my body is now eating my brain? Anyway, It’s been to cold to wear it. Maybe today. 🙂

Allright, enough bitching.




5 thoughts on “These are the Days of Our Lives

  1. Geeze, I’m so sorry. I hope you find some relief and some secure footing/level ground really soon. Really really soon. Enough already, right? What can I do for you? Do you need something from the ocean? Do you want some salt water taffy or some jelly beans that look like beach rocks or chocolate covered twinkies? I do hope that coming off of the fever med helps you perk up a little. Best to you…… xo

  2. Thank you Deb. That all made me smile. I think after being off of the bad medicine for a little bit I will bounce back. It’s only been a few days and I am already way better. Just crazy weak.
    Oddly after my first chemo med today I felt a little better. Weird counterbalance?

  3. Well, your page seems to work again.

    I am glad you have an athlete’s heart. Let’s hope everything else is okay.

    I hope the cipro is kind to you. I have taken it many times and I guess I have been lucky. It has made me well without side effects. I hope it does the same for you.

    What a bummer the new dress is too big.

    Hang in there and have a good day!

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