Well, it’s been a week. I should tell you that I got out of the house on Saturday. My neighbor called to let me know that the roads had ruts, but were pretty clear. By the time I went out, they were almost completely clear. However, I sat in my car for a while trying to get the wipers and windshields to defrost. Wasn’t happening, the car was encased in ice. And it was just too slippery to walk around it.
It took me a while to realize I could just take Dad’s car that was safe in the carport. Sometimes I’m stupid. It was good to get out. I wasn’t really desperate for anything but I so wanted to get out of the house.
And then Monday – this cyst or abscess or whatever flared up again. I don’t want to get too graphic but I sit on the damn thing. This is not my first rodeo. These things flare, swell, break and drain and go away. And then sometimes they infect. And things can get nasty when they infect. When I was a young person I had a pilonidal cyst that gave me a massive systemic infection. Temps at 103°+. Long story and I’m too tired today. Tons of use of the backspace key.
I actually went to my doctor yesterday. I hate going to the doctor. She says it’s cellulitis but I think it’s just so swollen she can’t feel the core. But either way, I’m on really strong, nausea inducing antibiotics. When my fever is below around 100 I have the chills and when it gets around 101 I’m drenched in sweat. I feel awful.
It was funny, last night, I’m not thinking clearly. My temp had gone up to 102.4 again and I finally remembered I could take ibuprofen to bring it down. And it did go down overnight and I felt almost normal this morning. Then we started going up again. But I’m drinking diet 7-up with powerade drops in it for the electrolytes.
So wish me luck. I’m supposed to drive to Springfield on Friday to see my endo. It’s been since last May! I can’t cancel again yet I can’t drive unless this infection thing gives me a break.