Sunday, July 11, 2010

Skip This One if Open Wounds Gross You Out...

I do believe the blog is back up and running!  Haha, if it is, then you're looking at my robots-and-friendly-aliens background, right?  Probably won't keep that background forever, but it made me smile and felt sort of fun and whimsical...


Ugh, what a week!  I feel like the 4th of July, and that whole weekend was FOREVER ago!  I started it off with great news about my doctor's visit and all of the happy times I was (& still am, don't worry) expecting to follow ... but it seems I had some resting and waiting to do before diving into all those things I wanted to do when my headaches got better.   


And my headaches ARE better!!!!  OH HAPPY DAY!!!  GLORIOUS, SUNSHINEY DAY!!!!  For the past week, I have been nearly headache-free!  The couple of times I had the beginnings of a migraine, I took the lowest dose of medication possible, and it went away for good.   Most of the week, I didn't even need medicine.  Already!  The new treatments seem to be working already!  


However, I got this stupid infection somehow called Oral Thrush.  It's all been so gross, I won't even go into detail.  If you know what it is, well, then you KNOW.  So I got medication for that, and it cleared up within days, ok, no problem, right?  YES, problem... because I am prone to canker sores, which are painful when you have like one of them at a time.  Weeeelll, this week I learned about something called a Complex Canker Sore attack.  Yes, it happens just like it sounds:  attack of the canker sores.  A LOT of them.  Painful.  At all different stages of coming and going.  For days and days!  At its worst, I was in so much pain that even drinking to stay hydrated was almost too difficult.  All I ate was fudgesicles and a few milkshakes.  Swollen glands.  Extreme fatigue!  I was getting scared!  I mean, I have always been one to get a mean ol' canker when I've been under stress or not getting enough sleep or something like that.   In fact, right after my LAST visit to the doctor, I got one.  It was stressful, just like going into this one was.  But for whatever reason, this time the gates of mouth hell just opened up... 


Who knew that a stupid canker sore, usually no more than an annoyance, a sensitivity for a day or two, could render one unable to properly hydrate oneself?!  Aching with swollen glands?  Unable to do everyday activities because of the physical exhaustion/fatigue?!  Tomorrow, I'm s'posed to see the dentist unless I wake up completely healed or something.  I've got to remember to ask him whether this is, like, the absolute WORST case he's ever seen or something... that is, if he doesn't just fall out with shock from it all before I can ask.  That would pretty much confirm it.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, you've been through way too much all at once! OUCH. ICK! I am so sorry. Hope you are back to feeling good soon

I like your robots :)

i'll never tell said...

haha baby's get thrush. Cam had when he first came home from the hospital. sorry about the canker sores :( that sounds so old ladyish lol

Tatyanna (and Dorian too) said...

Ohhh... that's SO nice ILLNEVERTELL!!! mind you, you can't have it both ways, so you can call me a doddering old lady OR a wah-wah baby, but it's, like, not possible to be BOTH, helllloooo.

Gledwood said...

Thanks v much for your comments, both at mine and Shane's :-)

I thought on the Opposite Side of the Pond, a thrush was an unremarkable-looking bird with a knock-out singing voice and that yeast infection was called, well... just that. So I was wrong then....?

LL Cool Joe said...

Open open wounds freak me out, so I didn't read your post! Yeah I know I'm a wuz, but I just wanted you to know I'm not ignoring your blog, just the blood!

Tatyanna (and Dorian too) said...

@Gleds-- you're welcome! i was fascinated reading your conversation with Shane over at his blog; felt like an eavesdropper! ...the Thrush as Bird, YES! indeed it is a bird as you say! here in the U.S. when one refers to a "yeast infection" they typically mean the type that, uh, women get in certain parts, ya know? If yeast breaks out somewhere else, they seem to name it more specifically. Don't know why! :)