I Am Back and Slowly Wading Through the Comments and Emails

Today is my first day that I actually feel like I am going to live. I was literally flat out sick in bed or on the couch for a solid week. I don’t remember being this sick in many years, even my heart attacks didn’t lay me out like this. I am not sure if I broke or fractured a rib from the coughing but it’s been a week now and although I am still very tender I am at least able to sit at the computer for a period of time. All of last week I was propped up with pillows dreading a coughing fit. I can’t even think about it without cringing. I never want to be that sick again. At one point I drove myself to emergency because I was so sick and in so much pain but there was a 2 hour wait and I ended up driving home because I couldn’t stand sitting in a chair in the waiting room. Two days later my mom came and drove me to the doctor who gave me really strong antibiotics and I have steadily gotten better since. I think I was through the worst of it by then any way.  but the antibiotics will certainly help to keep me on the healing journey and keep me from having a relapse.

I spent days drifting in and out of consciousness with a raging fever, poor Stella laying by my side and never once asking to go out for more than a quick pee or poo and then coming right back in. Thank God for that kennel that Colin made Kato and Laila when I first moved in. Thank god I was able to get to the grocery store before it hit me full force and i was able to get some apple juice because that was all I ate for several days.

As is common with a high fever I was plagued with horrible nightmares for a couple of nights that have left me with a fear of the dark and being alone that still haunts me now. I have never been afraid at night but these nightmares had me in full blown panic mode and tears. it was horrible. I don’t recall ever being that afraid either. I will write more about the nightmares more in another post, right now I an just writing to say I am back and working through my emails and all the comments on here as best I can and trying to get back on track so please be patient for a little while longer.

right now I am going  back to bed to get a good nights sleep and will hopefully feel that much better tomorrow.

I have missed you all and look forward to catching up with everyone soon.

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8 thoughts on “I Am Back and Slowly Wading Through the Comments and Emails

  1. Tifa

    So pleased to hear that you are beginning to feel better Carrie. Am saddened to learn that you were so very unwell though. 😦 Rest easy and take all the time you need.
    Am sorry again that I haven’t had the opportunity to write you a reference. My new job has kept me busy alongside helping my mum with her difficulties. Just want you to know that I hadn’t forgotten.
    Love and hugs from across the puddle. X x x x x x

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  2. talesfromthelou

    Poor Carrie. Don’t forget to replenish your gut bacteria. Antibiotics will decimate it. Eat lots of yogurt. Wishing you well.

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