Saturday, August 29, 2009

Holy Cow!!!

Well, it has been a pretty bad two weeks! I looked at the calendar today, for the first time in a couple of weeks. Because I got sick. Sicker than I think I've ever been! I used to joke when I was sick and someone would ask me how I felt. My response was "I thought for awhile that I'd have to get better to die."

But now, I think that was really true!!! There were several days that I have no recollection of! The last thing I remember was Monday 17Th I think? Then there is no memory until the following Friday morning the 21st!- I was delirious and feverish for that whole time. Then when I came to, I realized that my right leg was sore???

When I looked at it I was very surprised to find it red and bruised looking, and there was a quarter sized spot on my foot that was full of...something. So I figured it needed lancing and then I'd figure out what to do. Well, I lanced it, and there was obvious infection. So we figured out that the cat had been sick on the bathroom floor. And, since I'm the one that cleans the bathroom, and I'd been sick... I had walked on that floor in the middle of the night, and had gotten an infection as a result.
I finally went to the doctor and he sent me for an ultrasound, to check for clots, gave me antibiotics and sent me home to put my foot up... over my head. So here I've been with my foot elevated, flat on my back, for several days. And let me tell you.... it's not an easy thing to stay down. I can't imagine how women spend most of their pregnancy in bed! I'm up right now with my legs on a stool, so I'll have to go to bed soon. I still have some spots that are bruised. So I have to spend some more time with my leg up.
I have stamped out some images to color. So I've got some thing to do. Plus I've got a couple of books from the library. As long as I've got some things to do, it's not so hard.
The worst part is that I can't sit up with my feet on the floor, so no scrapping or card making for me! GRRRRRRRRR!
I hope it won't be long though. Would you all pray that I don't have to stay too much longer in bed!
I hope you all have great weekends.


Karelj said...

Jess, I'm so sorry...I didn wonder where you'd been, but figured're speedy recovery is in my prayers.

Karelj said...

BTW, I left you an award on my blog!

eiyiyi said...

Prayers and reiki are on their way. Oh your poor dear! I wish I lived close by, I'd come and make you soup. Feel better soon, hugs, eileen

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Jess you poor thing, sounds like you have had a real rough time. Hope you are well on the mend and get back to your crafting soon.

Kaye x

Enfys said...

Oh Jess, your leg looks just like mine did. Frightening isn't it. I am glad to hear that it is much better now. Sending hugs
En xx