Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can't Kick my Infection

Well, as the story goes on and on regarding my bladder infection...I received the call this morning that after my second course of antibiotics - I still have the infection. The doctor has now increased the level of antibiotic, yet again, without having to go into the hospital for IV. I have now had this infection as best as I can tell since May. I will know in about 10 days if this one has worked. It is really scary how my body isn't reacting positively to antibiotics. I am worried, because I am going to also be taking an immunosupressive medication beginning in October. What will that do to me when trying to fight an infection? I also think that I will need to give in to prednisone. There isn't much else that we can do to try and get me out of this flare. One step at a time.
My family and I had our 10 day follow-up from the accident; for the most part we are doing well. It turns out that my right side of my body took the most damage 1)pulled hamstring 2)pulled muscle/ligaments in my neck 3) shoulder 4) sprained wrist/thumb 5) foot and big toe sprain. Nothing that is life threatening, but just an added discomfort and more narcotic pain medicine. I have been eliminating as much pain medication as possible and then I just got knocked backwards.
On a positive note, when picking up my prescriptions today I had a consult with my pharmacist who also has Lupus. We talked briefly about the antibiotic and my not responding to the previous two and that I cannot take a sulfa based drug. She told me that she has been in remission for quite some time. It was refreshing to see someone look so healthy and actually be in remission. I can't imagine it but I hope that I magically can go into remission someday. In the meantime, I am working hard on not letting my nerves get the better of me and remain as positive as I can given the new aches and pains. I am so thankful that the bumps and bruises that we have from the accident will heal vs. the alternative that we could have been facing. Today is a good day! <3

1 comment:

Careccia said...

Everyday I witness your courage and tenacity is inspirational to me. I love you with all of my heart.