Four rounds of antibiotics later.
My body had enough.
Hives emerged and multiplied like “Gremlins” that got wet.
I saw my Dr. and she ordered a *mild burst of steroids.
I am going to the bathroom every 2 hours at the most.
I am drinking (8) 16 oz. water bottles filled plus coffee plus juice plus smoothies plus Vitamin Water in a day…
and I am still thirsty.
I am eating every 90 minutes, and desperately trying to mix in “healthy fillers” with the chocolate that
Last night, I laid in bed for 1 very long hour, too tired to move yet unable to sleep.
I fell asleep for 2 hours, would wake to use the bathroom,
and would lie awake for the next hour.
This continued ALL NIGHT LONG IN A
LAY DOWN-TRY TO CALM YOUR BRAIN – FALL ASLEEP- WAKE UP-PEE-REPEAT.
I woke with James’ alarm in the wee small hours this morning, and despite exhaustion, could not fall back asleep.
I did manage to spill water on the bed, the power cords, and myself when I gagged on my multivitamin.
Through it all, though, we still have our humor.
I am grateful that my family understands that I am really trying to have and demonstrate self-control through my clenched teeth
and tight lips, really I am.
My skin is crawling.
It feels like I am trying to molt; as if my skin needs to crumble off of me…like this:
I am tired.
I will probably cry at the drop of a hat, and then maybe I’ll laugh about crying.
I am healing, and eating…and trying to rest.
On the bright side, maybe, just maybe, I will lose some extra water weight…
since I am spending the majority of the day and night in the bathroom.