Monday, July 31, 2006

A miserable Sunday

Woke up feeling ok on Sunday, did the grocery shopping. After bringing in the groceries, I felt a bit tired, so I sat down for a minute. When I tried to stand up, I almost passed out. I was feeling extremely light-headed, dizzy, nauseous, and was sweating profusely. My wife got home a couple of minutes later, and I couldn't even stand up to go to the hospital, so I had to ride the ambulance. My first concern was my heart; except for not having chest pains, everything was indicative of an attack. I am no stranger to heart problems (had to get a stent put in last year), so I was very concerned, especially since the doctors felt there was a high probability of it being another attack. After a myriad of tests, they found out that I have a bad infection (good, no heart problems), and sent me home after pumping me full of antibiotics. Spent a miserable night, had a high fever and I feel like I've been run over by a dumptruck. I am due to go in in about an hour and get another bag of stuff dripped into me, hope your day goes better than mine.

Update:

Well, after some serious vein gouging, three shots in the butt, and some pills, my temperature is normal; yesterday it was running around 103. My blood pressure has gone up to 90/59 (it was even lower yesterday, probably why I was so dizzy). It seems I have a really bad case of cellulitis in my left leg (it is bright red, hot, and twice the size of my right leg), but at least now I can hobble around a bit with the aid of a cane. The odd thing is that I also show all the symptoms of pneumonia, but without the coughing. Go figure.
My thanks to people who have stopped by to wish me well, it is really appreciated. I guess I'll go lay down in a bit (I have been sleeping/passing out intermittently all day), thanks again.

10 comments:

Karen said...

I'm so glad it wasn't your heart! I'm sorry about the infection though, take care of yourself and get well soon!

Nate said...

Dang! Sorry to hear you are ill. I sure hope the antibiotics will do the trick to getting you healthy again. We've got to do some shooting later this month, so you need to be well for that.

Old Dad said...

Be thinking about ya. Get well soon.

GUYK said...

Sorry to hear this but now adays though anti biotic things will kill about anything in you.

Kenny said...

I hope you are getting better. Like Nate said we want to go shooting later this month and I would like to meet you

the pistolero said...

Yikes! Good to see you're still here.

BobG said...

Several more shots in the butt, another handfull of pills, and I'm now down to only 100 degree fever, my leg is starting to get closer to normal size (feels like it got run over by a truck, however), so I think I am getting better. At least I don't try to faint, and my blood pressure has gotten back to normal. I just barely got back on line; our phone line got knocked out by a storm this morning and at 1320, I finally can make phone calls and connect to the Web (I use a DSL).
Thanks to everyone.

Bonita said...

Be sure to continue drinking lots of water. Hope you are up to standard soon.

KeesKennis said...

Glad yhat you are feeling better.

phlegmfatale said...

wow - glad you're on the mend - that was quite a scare you had!