Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quick Update

A Quick update from the previous post: the original plan was to wait another day and call my coordinator back tomorrow (Thursday); but then she called me back and my doctor wanted me to go ahead and start on IV abx. My coordinator was about to fax the form into the home health company as we spoke. I convinced her to let me wait until the morning and see how I do tonight. I don't think there is anyway around this, and will probably be doing IV abx no matter what...UGH! I'm so frustrated...it's like this pattern of getting sick doesn't want to go away. I just started work...didn't expect to be out this soon! They said I can do outpatient IV abx, which would allow me to go to class. I have a feeling that i will still try and go to work too (that's just my nature) if I am doing the abx at home. So I'm not sure what will happen. Luckily, I don't have classes next Monday (due to labor day) and only my lecture class on Wed (not lab class because of holiday); so we might decide to admit me for 1 week, and then finish up at home. That way I will MAKE myself rest and then can resume work upon coming home. Since I'm already on inhaled TOBI, we will probably just be doing 1 iv antibiotic!

I did go to my lab class tonight...very long, but made it through the 3 hours! Since we don't meet next week, and the following week is our first exam, i felt like I really couldn't afford to miss the class tonight.

I'm off to bed.....thanks to all of who commented on the previous post and are praying for me...I appreciate it! I have been sick this year more than I have ever been since transplant....and it's extremely frustrating. Sometimes I don't understand why I keep getting sick post-transplant and why I don't have much luck with oral abx?? It's a mystery that continues to perplex me and the entire transplant team of doctors/coordinators!

5 comments:

Jess said...

Ugh! I'm sorry you aren't feeeling well :( Hope the IV abx work for you and you don't have to do them long. Good luck on your exam too! :)

Brandi said...

I am glad that you made it through your class last night - I know how important that is to you, but really sorry that you aren't feeling good.

Your idea of going in for a week and then continuing on home IVs sounds like a good one, especially since you have a slower week next week. Get some rest!

Katelyn said...
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Katelyn said...

I'm glad you made it through class! It is so hard to want to do what the doctor's say sometimes. Yes, it's done, but every now and then, which I'm sure you can attest to, you just want to say, "Forget it!" I'm sorry this first few weeks of school and work have been so stressful.

Aspiemom said...

Glad you can do outpatient abx so you can try to continue on with everything, but the important thing is to GET better. I can imagine how frustrated you must get with these interruptions.