Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Past 20some days

I haven't really been around blogland for the past month as a participant. Now I've been reading all my favorite blogs just not posting. Some may be thinking that I'm not a very dedicated blogger but what can I say..... life happens. I've been dealing with mastitis which turned into an abcess. The 11th I started to feel some pain in my right breast. Went to the doctor and recieved antibiotics. About 4 days later I went back to the doctor, it was getting worse. Recieved more antibiotics. She said to call in two days if not better. Two days later (Wednesday before Thankingsgiving) called her and said I'm no better. So she scheduled an ultrasound for the next week. We were planning on going to Montana for Thanksgiving. So Wednedsay we left after work I had antibotics and pain medication. Figured that they had hospitals and what not in Montana. We reached Spokane (2 hours away) and I couldn't handle the pain any longer. I felt every inch in the road. So we fed the kids McDonalds and turned around and came home. Never before have I drove two hours just to eat McDonalds. Thanksgiving day I slept the majority of the day. I did manage to get up long enough to the in-laws for dinner. Which was very yummy. Friday morning about 2 am the pain was unbearable and I had doubled is swelling and redness so darling husband took me to the hospital. We spent about 3 hours in the ER before we saw a doctor. Once the doctor came, he loaded me up on pain medication and ordered an ultrasound. When they took me down to radiology I was just expecting them to do an ultrasound. Well, they did an ultrasound and then some. The radiologist determined that the abcess was about 3cm big and required draining. To drain they poke you with a syringe and suck it out. That my dear friends was the most horrible pain ever. I won't go into the details of what came out but it looked like bacon grease that had gone solid. Draining it relived all of the pressure and the majority of the pain. I was just exhausted. They sent me home with orders to come back each day for the next three days for iv antibiotics. It was either that or to stay in the hospital. So I came home and slept and slept and slept. By Sunday I was feeling just good enough to not want to be on the couch another second. So, it's been a week since this ordeal. I'm still tired and a little tender. On antibiotics but I must say...... I'd much rather have another baby than do that again. They did figure out what the bacteria was and what antibiotic killed it and the antibiotics are working like a charm. I go back in about 3 weeks for another ultrasound. Now I know the question is: How much knitting did I get done or did I knit at all. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were no knit days. And I got about 1/2 of the argosy scarf done. It's the one Christmas gift I am making this year.

6 comments:

Jessica said...

That's horrible! It's not something that re-occurs is it? I hope not for your sake. Take care.

Duchess said...

Oh you poor poor poor woman. I am so glad you are feeling better. I too had mastitis over the Thanksgiving holiday, but it was nothing compared to what you went through. I didn't even go to the doctor, just used my pump a lot and slept a lot. I can't even complain after hearing about your ordeal.
I'm with Jessica, I dearly hope that it isn't something that you might get again.
Get those boys of yours to rub your feet or make you dinner or something. You deserve it!

Heide said...

Oh dear! I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal. I had a brief bout of mastises while breastfeeding my eldest daughter, but it was NOTHING like what you've endured. I know that you're quite young, but will they schedule an mammogram in the near future? I hope so. Keep resting and get well soon. Hugs from the west side.

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