Monday, October 27, 2008

what? still sick?

I know, I'm shocked, too. I've been fever-less for almost 24 hours, and that right there is probably the biggest blessing. I discovered last night that I can lay on my back again. That's been a pretty nasty issue since I got home. When I would lay on my back, my chest would get tight like my lungs were collapsing and my throat would feel like it was closing. In addition to being REALLY uncomfortable, that's kind of terrifying. I have some awesome headaches (which are obviously not from being dehydrated since I drink 2-3 liters of water with electrolytes daily) and have picked up a fierce honking cough. The antibiotics (1500mg of amoxicillin daily) are pretty rough on my tummy so I will be pretty happy when I finish the 10 day run and my stomach can heal. I made the grave error of going to the grocery store with my mom today (hey, it's her birthday) and ended up ridiculously exhausted. On top of that, for no apparent reason, my entire body is swollen. I went to put on the jeans I wore to church yesterday and they were uncomfortable because they put so much pressure on my pelvis. They weren't snug yesterday. I don't think I just gained 15 or so pounds over night, either. My face is puffy, too.

Eryn has ordered me back to bed, so that's where I'm heading. I'll probably take a pill to settle my stomach on the way.

Thank you so much for all your prayers, guys. I know that that's playing a huge role in my healing. The more I've read about sepsis, the more I know how blanketed in prayer I was all night in ICU.


Melodie Ann said...

Love you, love!

Kyle, Tiffany, and Samantha said...

Aww! I asked one of the doctors I work with and she said to get Probiotics for your tummy to reduce the affects of the antibiotics. Just don't take the probiotics at the same time as the antibiotics or it will kill all of the stuff you are putting back into your system and won't work. Hugs and Prayers to you!

Vicki J. Dooly said...

Sorry you're so sick! Talk about a crazy ordeal!!!

Just lay low for a while and get better girl! :-)

The Cobbs said...

....AND STAY THERE! you dear. Rest.