Thanks so much for asking! Well, I felt a tad better yesterday so I know the antibiotic will help. As a matter of fact, at least I didn't wake up after 4 hours this morning in pain, it only took 6 hours for that to happen! Course, I missed my timing on the antibiotic and I could really feel it. A low grade temp starting, the pain, etc. So I got up and had to start the routine (or rather REMEMBER the routine, first, after getting out of bed groggy) of having a little something to eat (but not too much so that it wouldn't digest in a couple of hours so I could take the nexium on a mostly empty stomach!!!), take the antibiotic and a tylenol (saving the percocets), go back to bed for awhile, then get up and do the nexium, and wait for an hour to eat, and on and on and on!
Problem is with not being able to eat for 3 hours before bedtime, yet not supposed to take this antibiotic on an empty stomach, it's going to mean I have to set the alarm to wake up, groggily, after my pain meds have kicked in but before they're finished working, have a bite to eat of something, take the antibiotic, sit upright for 30 minutes (instructions my cousin, the pharmacist, confirmed) then go back to bed. After today, only 8 days left.
I am hoping beyond hope that this takes care of it, and that the infection doesn't return. In the meantime, I have things like my taxes that need to be finished, and other paperwork for health insurance, SSD, etc., etc., etc., and I'm in no clear -headed state of mind to do it.
I'm just starting to get angry now that this all happened. Angry and scared. Why at the one time in my life that I lose health insurance do I get hit with two major problems?
I did talk to BC/BS yesterday - the one thing I was able to do - for well over 30 minutes asking questions about
the low cost health insurance plan and how to do the application. Thankfully, the woman was VERY nice and patient with me. Because it's a conversion policy, I have time to get it in - even up until the end of September (90 days), although I don't want to wait that long. It won't be that expensive, and my cousin said she can cover the cost (I owe her so much - just like I owe this group!) but it also doesn't cover a lot. But it will cover endoscopies and biopsies.
I don't have any clue what I'd do without all of you here. Thank you, White Beard, and thank you EVERYONE here!
Laurie - I was writing while you posted. Thanks!!!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/1/2009 1:22:28 PM (GMT-6)