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Author Topic: Spend most of the night in the ER  (Read 1857 times)

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Offline heartforyou

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Spend most of the night in the ER
« on: May 23, 2009, 10:41:07 AM »
Oh well, guess I was due for some infection, as my last labs were "fabulous", as my doc said.

Szymon and I  had been visiting some caves in the south of the country, climbed some hills and done a lot of walking.
By the evening I had  some fatigue and was feeling feverish.
Szymon flew to Poland on Friday and I went of to work, having a light fever.

By 8pm I started to have high fever, could not or hardly pee, and started to pee blood.
So, off to the ER.
They did all sorts of tests and came back with the results : severe infection of the urinary tract. White blood cell count 5000 ( instead of 20 !!). So straight to the hospital.
I kept thinking about my dog Lola, who was alone ( and was going to turn 8 the next morning) and so I asked to be released. Had to sign some papers, and promise that, if still running a fever next evening I would come back to be admitted.
Feeling a lot better today, though tired and sort of dizzy.

Not a pleasent experience, an infection of that kind.

Guess I was due for one... and took my first antibiotics in more then 15 years.....

hugs

Hermie
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Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 10:51:51 AM »
Szymon agrees.....

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« Last Edit: May 23, 2009, 10:58:16 AM by heartforyou »
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Offline Robert

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 11:23:50 AM »

hiherman

sorry to hear about the infection.  but you certainly made the right call about getting out of the horsepistol.  It's not a good place to get well.  Better to be with Lola.

Now, get szymon back in town and between him and lola, you'll be better in no time.

miss you....robert
..........

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 12:18:35 PM »
Hey Hermie!

When I saw your thread title, my heart sank.

Glad to read a short story about how Lola got her man!

Oh and Szymon got his man, too.

Take good care.

Em

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 02:39:25 PM »
Hermie, have they found out what was wrong with you? Hope you feel better.

Rodney

Offline Dale Parker

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 08:15:17 PM »
Hi Hermie:
If you can drink plenty of cranberry juice.  The real stuff as it is amazing for urinary infections.  I can't stand the cheap stuff but I find the Ocean Spray cranberry (as opposed to cran raspberry) is good when it's ice cold with ice cubes.
Wishing you a speedy recovery,
Dale
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Nov 10 CD4 272 CD4/CD8 0.138 VL UD

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009, 09:22:24 PM »
Hey Hermie---

I hope you get better soon...Miss seeing you but am glad you are doing well despite the setback... :-*
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Offline Jody

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009, 10:51:38 PM »
Hope you have a very speedy recovery from this infection dearest Hermie.  If not I will have to come over to perform an exorcism !!!
 
Jody
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 01:38:39 AM »
Hermie--

I hope are doing a little better today and will take it easy.

Hugs & Stuff,
AA
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Offline heartforyou

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 05:42:12 AM »
Hey gals and guys,

I had a good night, better then the first, that was filled with nightmares due to the high fever.$
I start to pee again, no blood anymore, but still a bitsore.
In fact I am glad that Szymon is in Poland right now, as I like to be alone when sick. Just like a dog, scrolled up in a corner...

Robert, I miss you too. The AMG memories are so fresh in my mind and heart and will keep giving me strength forever.

Em, how sweet of you and sorry I scared you. I hope your life and family are fine.

Queen, I know, but there is nothing much exciting happening in my life, so I don't ant to be boaring....but I will check in moire often to say hi...and read your stories...

Rod, it was a severe urinary tract infection.Thnx.

Dale, I eat dried cranberries every day, but the juice is better I think. Thnx for the advice.

Jody, just seeing you and listen to your witty remarks would make me feel better... love you.

Andy, thnx and hugs to you too.

And Lola had a great birthday : a walk in the park and some fresh chicken hearts with pasta.. njameeeeeeee

xxxx

Hermie

ps
Pic of Lola getting birthdaykisses..


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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 09:19:14 AM »
Hi Pal,
Sorry to hear about your latest "blip" in the screen. With a hot b/f like that, it should give you the will to get well soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Love,
Jeff
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 10:18:58 AM »
Hey Hermie,

I'm glad you are feeling better and got the infection under control.

Just make sure you finish taking all the antibiotics or Mother Mark will have to fly over to Belgium and give you what for!  ;)

Take care of yourself and give Szymon a hug for me.

HUGS,

Mark

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Offline BT65

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 01:17:32 PM »
Hey Hermie,

Please be sure to take all the meds.  I had a bad UTI one time and ended up with sepsis (and in a coma).  I didn't finish taking all the meds.
  Luv,
Betty

Edited to add:  Lola is adorable.  Please give her a smooch for me.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 12:46:03 PM by BT65 »
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 09:41:52 AM »
Hi Hermie,

Glad you are doing better honey.   I know what you mean about being "due" for something; I feel like I am over-due !  Hopefully, it is just my worry wart personality getting the best of me.   Next month will mark 10 years since I have been hospitalized!  WOO HOO

Happy birthday to sweet little Lola, I hope her 9th year is wonderful for both of you!
Fang sends birthday kitty kat kisses...

hugs,

Alan   :-*
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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Spend most of the night in the ER
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 07:07:48 PM »
I am glad you are a little bit better now. Diana is already 9 but she still looks and behaves as a puppy. Get well soon and buy her a cake with 9 candles.
Hugs

Juan
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