John, it's so good to hear from you! We have been concerned about you. You were definitely missed!
It's great that you were able to make that trip! You'll have some good memories to draw on when things aren't so great.
Please do contact your doctor ASAP about that fever!! I, like you, have a normal temp of 97.9 or so--so even 100 is a big deal.
Take good care of yourself and let the Beatles lull you into a restful sleep. Update us when you can.
Hi John, I was happy to read that you got out for a bit. Fresh air can be healing all in itself. By now you should have seen the Dr and received some care for that fever. I hope that you can let us know what was wrong and certainly I hope that you feel better. I am looking forward to reading your next post.
“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
I'm so glad you are better. I must admit I was a little scared. I am one of those people that wants to know whats going on. It would drive me crazy if they coudn't tell me why I had a fever. I'm sure you are used to that by now. Every time this happens to my husband I have lots of questions. I'm sure they are tired of me. I hope you are able to get rid of that fever and heal a little. Maybe you did just have virus and its just taking a while to get over. I sure hope so. By now your are probably listening to Zeplen and the Stones. Good choice. Hope tomorrow is a good day for you.
about 2 months ago I went through fevers for a week, headaches for 3 weeks straight and inappetance...followed by nausea if I did eat. I finally went to the doc for the fevers primarily. Initially she thought it was appendicitis but abdominal CT only showed an ovarian cyst and an enlarged spleen (it's been enlarged b4)...so she wasn't worried. I had a small ear infection too. However, my LFT's went up a bit. She conferred with my hepatologist who figured I had some kind of infection (other than the ear) so I went on antibiotics. So 5 days later (and feeling much better) I went to have bloods rechecked....LFT's still high but apparently I had some hemolysis going on. Further testing with a hematologist, who was trying to figure out where the hemolytic anemia was coming from, found me positive for CMV (cytomegalovirus). It's common, 50-85% of the population have it, but us immunosuppressed folk can have more severe issues with it. I can happily say that the hemolysis is resolving but since I am positive for the virus, I will need to keep on eye on symptom changes.
Anyway, it could be a virus that caused your fevers and your body is taking care of it...CMV could be one to ask them to check for. I was surprised to hear you were using Tylenol for your fevers....I was told by all my hepatologists to stay away from it. It's the worst NSAID for liver toxicity. They said I was allowed Advil (Ibuprofen) when needed but in moderation.
Take care and happy sleeping!
John, I'm glad to hear that your fever has come down and your testing thus far has been negative.
Rest up and feel better!
John, I haven't seen Gonzo, but I do have Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson on my queue at Netflix. It's not yet known when it will be available on DVD, but possibly Sept.
Was your hip replacement a result of arthritis or osteonecrosis? Mine (both hips) was from the latter.
How about Eric Clapton Unplugged for tonight's music?
John, that ER sounds like a nightmare!! Well, Shands here is kind of like that. Thank God Mayo finally has their own hospital and ER here. The ER is open to anyone in the community and not many people know about it yet. I had to go once when one of my drains clogged up, and I only had one person ahead of me. They have carried over the same great medical care and respect for the patients in the hospital, as they have in the clinic.
So how is the fever now?
Yes, I know about the hip pain. I had the left one done at 59, and redone twice. The right one was done at 60. I still have some pain, especially in cold weather. Climbing stairs is difficult, but I do it. Mostly, I have stiffness and my legs tire and hurt when walking more than a few blocks. I'm doing a lot better now, though, than I have in a long time. I pray it lasts for awhile!
Do you have any Richie Havens? I have The Classics CD and love it. Or how about John Lee Hooker's The Healer?
Well, John, good luck with forcing "a normal awake day." I try, but get to where I can't keep my eyes open. Like now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Hugs and later,
John, if the Cipro has worked before to lower your temp, it's definitely worth suggesting to you doc. Glad you are having family come visit. I can understand that you want to get on more of a "normal" schedule for them. If you find you can't, just tell them you need a little nap and excuse yourself. I've had to do that with my sister in the past, even at her home in SC.
Do you like Simply Red? I like the early stuff (If You Don't Know Me By Now, Money's Too Tight To Mention, etc.)