so it's day four...and I just got the news that my reservation has been extended...here's a little recap of the last few days:
Because the steroids delivered with the antibiotics can increase your sugar, I have been getting regular fingerpricks. Each finger has been pricked three times, so forgive the typing... luckily, the steroids are being decreased today, so I can go off of the pricks and insulin shots
The cultures from my spinal tap are not growing - REALLY good sign that the meningitis is viral versus bacterial, but I am still being treated for 4 different strains of bacterial meningitis. so at 6am, 12pm, 6pm and 12am, the iv's start and last for 4 hours, so I get a little break in between rounds
Last night my IV arm gave out. The pain from the meds moving through my arm was unbearable, so they had to start a new line on the opposite arm (hitting a nerve that extended down into my wrist). Much better, but the original arm is sore, swollen and still leaking - so disgusting!!
I just saw the doctor and he is sending the Infectious Disease doctor in for a consult...better to be safe..
There has been some good news from my oncologist...he does not see anything to suggest that the lymphoma has spread to the bone marrow, so we can finally table that concern...That's about all the news i have for now, still Quarantined and I've watched most of the decent movies, but i can usually find something on HGTV or a Law and Order rerun.
Thanks for al of the kind responses. Sometimes they make me cry...I'm more than a little emotional cooped up in here by myself, but your comments, texts and emails are keeping me tuned in...thanks! hopefully my next post will be from home!