I was wondering about
you, as you have been "missing in action."
We both share auto-immune dysfunction, so I try to follow your posts and offer support where I can. When the body sees itself as a foreign enemy, illness takes on an entirely new meaning.
I am glad that the molar extraction is successfully behind you, but less thrilled that pulmonary fluid overload followed as an unexpected consequence. The necessity of taking corticosteroids suppresses the immune system, in ways both small and large. Recurrent infections are a problem of Increasing magnitude for me. It looks like your immune response is routinely weakened, as well.
My mother sometimes asks of me, "when is it that I can expect that you will be better?" She asks with true inquiry in her heart. The inherent problem in my mother's line of inquiry is that there is no "getting better" for me, no unicorns nor rainbows. My mother is 84 years of age and has no acute or chronic health problems. She takes not a single prescript
ion medication. My mother could run laps around me, and does.
All to say, RocckyD, that I can appreciate the disconnection and isolation that accompanies loss of health. Even in the company and presence of family, we can be alone as we sit on the sidelines.
I hope your chest congestion clears and you are on your way home - soon. Home is where true healing begins.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)
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