The Hoarse Whisperer
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I have really REALLY gotten out of the habit of blogging...that goes for my non-Spark blogs also...out of the five blogs I really am only paying attention to one of them...and of late, even that has been sporadic.
So maybe I shouldn't be so overzealous about writing lengthy, "meaty" blogs...and instead just chat with you a bit..til I can get my blog on, if you know what I mean.
I've been in the hospital since last Thursday for asthma and a stubborn respiratory infection gained in the pursuit of Enbrel - a drug (new to me) to try to corral my psoriatic arthritis. Problem was I got REALLY sick this time around....So sick I had trouble maintaining consciousness when my fever was in the 103's last week. But I didn't go to the doctors. I knew I'd just end up here in the hospital and wanted to give it the college try before admitting defeat....So three weeks of sickness later, and I found myself in my Doc's office being told to hie me hence to yon Hospital without passing "Go" or collecting $200. So that was ancient history.
Now, my fever is down, my cough is violent and comes in spasms rather than being constant and so bad that I can't get a breath in sideways....I still have no voice but a hoarse whisper due to the weeks of rasping coughs. Asthma sucks. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise...and adult onset asthma like i have not only sucks but can well kill me. God knows it's come close to doing it several times so far.
Anyway...Good news is that my doc stopped by today, interrupting my virgin bite of a veggie burger with "the works" at my dinner time and told me I can go home "Hopefully by this coming weekend." Well. yay. But I was hoping more for like "tomorrow."
My appetite has exploded due to the steroid IV injections I'm getting every four hours. HUGE MEGA doses of pure appetite. To top it off, I 've ordered the Spark Cookbook on my Kindle and have been reading it. Drooling in anticipation of getting out and getting cooking! I do have to say though that the food in this brand new hospital facility cannot be beat. It's amazingly good....Better than most restaurants I can name.
In case you don't know. Steorids = appetite = bloating= fat redistribution=water retention. So I look JUUUST lovely. and feel even worse.
Okay. Enough chatting. Got some important...something....to do. Just don' t know what it might be right now. Sleep I think it is...yeah. Sleep.