to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate:
This seems to be the typical state I have been in over the past week. It's confusing, upsetting, and most of all, frustrating. I'm ready to move past it and start a new week, refreshed and renewed.
It turns out that the blob that decided to take residence under my arm was a staph infection. After dealing with intense pain, a lurking fever, and a 3 hour visit to the ER, I was so D-O-N-E!! It progressively got worse (even with the antibiotics), and so, I had a small "surgery" on Friday to open up the area and let it drain. The procedure itself was oh so very painful! I'm pretty sure I broke some of the bones in Clay the intern's hand from squeezing it so hard. However, I had almost immediate relief from this procedure and all seems to be moving along in a much better direction. I have no fever, very little pain and I'm able to move my arm...yippee!
Unfortunately, this staph infection has put a hold on my next cleansing which was originally scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully, we'll meet with my oncologist tomorrow and decide where we go from here.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention...when I visited the ER on Wednesday evening (because of my fever), Nurses Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum decided it would be a good idea to practice their port accessing skills on my port. Well, they failed...and missed the mark. Victor likes to refer to their attempt as hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Let's just say that my legs rose off the bed quite abruptly as the needle entered my skin. I fired them immediately and they left my room, never to return again, until it was time to bring me my discharge papers. One of the nurses did sincerely apologize and I was appreciative of that.
I hope to be back blogging more regularly this week. The rain is clearing and the rainbow is coming.