I was released from the hospital last evening.
The white blood cells finally decided to chill out and I was able to eat a few bites of cream of wheat and a few bites of a banana yesterday.
I was on clear liquids from Sunday through Wednesday.
The take home directions for eating are to take it up gradually. For today I can eat soft foods, toast, and clear liquids.
My tummy has no desire for anything more than that anyway. Eating feels like an effort at the moment. Yuck.
I am still on antibiotics for a few more days. They were running two kinds of antibiotics in the IV, which were leviquin and something that sounded like flaxa or fluxa something. The take home one is levaflaxin or something like that.
If my head sounds a little fuzzy then you have the idea of things. The antibiotics cause some dizziness. Also he gave me something for sleep, which is still making me feel dreamlike.
I took that sleep medicine, called hydrosomething last night at midnight or so. I missed my 1130 am alarm and my 12 noon alarm. I do not even remember turning them off.
I wanted to go up to work to turn in my sick note from the hospital physician. I was told yesterday that there was a meeting at 2 pm today.
My goal was to get a couple of hours in, by attending the meeting. Then turn in my ER paperwork to the boss, in order to arrange my return to work.
So, I did end up getting there, but I was 15 minutes late to the meeting. It turned out okay because like 3 other people were late. Isn’t it awful to be glad for other people doing something wrong, so that you can blend in with them? Sorry about that…human nature I think…LOL
So, I am back now. I picked up dinner for the kids at Frank’s Italian Restaurant. I have some salad and french bread to eat and I got the girls stuffed shells.
I am able to return to work on Saturday. I have to go to the hospital charity are office tomorrow to turn in pay stubs and other proof of income. The hospital bill must be more than I make in a year, at least. I am thankful that they offer charity care at the hospital I was staying at, which is across the street from my house.
I hope you all have been well. I have missed reading your blogs. I tried a few times to read from the hospital, on my cell phone, but it was too strenuous to hold the phone and I kept kinking up the IV lines. The nurses are not too fond of having to come in to unkink the lines, every ten minutes.
I felt like every time I moved at all it made the IV lines kink and then the beeping starts. Beep….beep….beep…Than you call for assistance and they get to you when they can. The sound of the beep…beep…beep…for 20 minutes is disturbing.
I am in bed reading blogs today to catch up with all of you. Thank you for all the kind words , prayers and positive thoughts that you sent my way, while I was sick.