We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Friday, May 27, 2011

On The Road To Feeling Better

I've been sick.

Really sick.

Like one trip to Urgent Care and two trips to the ER in four days sick.

I woke up Saturday morning with my ear hurting and thought "ooh, this might not be too good." I have a tendency to get ear infections and 25 1/2 months ago I had one so bad they thought I would need surgery. Whenever my ear starts to hurt like this I use some ear drops that were leftover from said ear infection and it gets better.

It didn't get better.

After I took the kids out on a lunch date Saturday, just the three of us (Beya and Papa went to the cabin and Norm was working) I realized that this was no ordinary ear ache. As soon as Norm got home I went to Urgent Care and was prescribed an ear drop antibiotic and ear drops for pain.

Sunday morning it was worse so I had Norm take me to the ER. I was prescribed different meds.

I don't remember much as I was taking heavy duty pain meds every two hours and it was still excruciating. Tuesday evening I had mom take me to the ER again. There's a long emotional story about that but I'm tired right now (this is the first time I've been on the computer in a week). I was prescribed a different antibiotic for a third time. THAT finally started to work and by Wednesday night I was starting to feel a tiny bit better.

Poor Beya has had to take over for me and take care of the kids for the past week. I haven't been able to do anything.

I went to my PCP today and have an appointment with an ENT on Tuesday. There's much more to the story but I'm finally on the road to recovery..... I think. At least I'm down to taking meds every four hours and my ear pain is subsiding so much that I can feel my back pain again! Who would have thought I would be so happy to have my neck and back pain! I'm totally serious, no sarcasm at all.

So that is what has been going on with me for the past week.