Now Playing: Day 850-The Final Road To Survival
I am rotating with the season and so is my sleep. "We" didn't get to sleep until 6am. Me-because I was having a bad GP moment. Eric-because his body is so used to working third shift that he wasn't tired.
My heating pad and heat wraps have sure been put to the test lately and I hope they continue so I don't have to go back to feeling like a Zombie on pain medication. Not that getting to sleep at 6am isn't bad enough but at 9:00am I woke up in a huge sweat. I got up and went to the bathroom only to see the same darn abdominal rash I have been experiencing over the past few years. Since my Oncologist/Hematologist wanted me to take a few pictures and call his office next time I got the same rash I did both. After we got off the phone I was advised to take my blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and peak flow-measuring my lung capacity. Since the rash was still present as well the sweats and chills he had me see my other doctor who is closer to my house. So....FINALLY today they were able to figure out these strange rashes which are tied to my compromised immune system. Since most of your immunity is based in your intestines and mine no longer work you can experience flair-ups or as he said, "Disturbances-Red flags" that your body is in battle mode and what is happening on your insides can actually show on the outside. Rash. Another dear fellow GP friend is also experiencing the same problem but she gets hers after consuming Magnesium-Citrate/clean outs. I am getting them during and after in no specific order but at least now I have an answer to the strange pop up rashes. So far they seem isolated to only the abdominal area but I was told if they spread I would need to head to the hospital. Hey! I have had far, far, far enough ER visits in my lifetime so hopefully it will never get to that point. For now I was told once again to not do treatment until tomorrow. I was also advised to continue using ice packs through out the day and was given an anti-inflammatory drug. Much like the other rashes it will resolve once my internal battle calms down.
Since we didn't get much sleep today once we did lay back down and my cell phone alarm went off it was already 4:25pm. GEES! Talking about a wasted day! It could had been a short non-productive day but instead we both kept busy so my mind could be free. Eric finished staining the side patio and started working on the front porch. I opted for some projects inside the house and by the time we were both finished it was already 8:30pm. Not bad for a short day. Hahahaha! At least Mr. Drano aka Hell-In-A-Jug got another break but it can't last long enough. Tomorrow is a new day, a new doctors appointment and another round of treatment. Well at least hopefully one out of two won't be bad!