I miss my sewing machine and fabric!!!! We've been apart over three months, but I am teaching myself something new...tatting...So my hands are still busy.
April 11th, I had signs of Cellulitis infection...My leg was hot, red and my fever was 103. Off to the hospital via 9-1-1....and as the tests started coming back, I was sicker than I thought...anemic, very malnourished, A-fib was out of control, kidneys were shutting down, heart rate was in the high 100's, and the list went on. The results of the CT scan revealed a layer of infection within my engorged left thigh. Although I'm allergic to all antibiotics, I was given benadryl and pumped full of antibiotics for ten days.
Then I was transferred to the burn and wound unit. As the fluid from my Lymphedema drained, the infection came to the surface and was the size of a dessert plate. By May 13th I was able to finally transfer to a rehabilitation place....through the present.
I think I'm getting to old for these rehab...muscle inducing workouts. But somewhere, deep down within I find that strong woman and bring her to the surface. I've only had a couple bad days where even wild horses couldn't get me out of bed. But this old "night owl" is beginning to get a morning routine going. Rather difficult to ignore someone banging on your door at 07:30...here's your meds, here's your food, time to get dressed, time to transfer.etc.. hahaha. Thankfully they allow some afternoon "horizontal life pauses"!
My only frustration now is that I will eventually have to go back to Cottagewood assisted living place, but hopefully not for long as I'm considering relocating to another city in southern Minnesota. Wayne's been gone for three years now, there's too many memories here and it's time to start over someplace fresh.
I had considered moving closer to family, but that's not going to make them suddenly want to participate in my life. Time this strong woman branches out and creates some new fun!!