So, just when I thought I was already feeling as poorly as I was going to feel …..things got worse. That sinus infection that became an ear infection became so serious that my ear nose and throat doctor had that HOLY CRAP look on his face. That my friends is a scary moment.
He said that the infection has been resistant to the very strong antibiotics I was already on and has invaded the bone in my ear. That’s when he really let me have it….he said that he has never had anyone this sick just walk into his office before. Then he added that the infection I have could actually kill me and I needed emergency surgery.
So that my friends scared the bejesus out of me. I knew I was feeling really poorly but had no idea things had gotten so bad. I was feeling so guilty for not blogging that I had planned on making a Dutch butter pastry with shaved chocolate yesterday. Ok, there was blogging guilt and the fact that I so badly miss working in my kitchen. I thought I could start slow with something simple….buttery and comforting. Sigh. The problem has been I have a terrible time not falling over when I stand.
I can’t tell you how many times I found myself missing my kitchen and would soften butter and bring eggs to room temperature only to realize I just couldn’t stand long enough to make a single thing. I’ve been so sad.
This illness cost me my favorite time of year…..has my house in disarray and now has me here in the hospital walking around with IV in both arms while sporting a gown with no back. Before I had my kids this gown might have been fun….now it’s just tragic. Sigh.
Oh well. the up side is the surgery is done and I await the MRI to ensure the infection has been removed from the bone. If so I may get to go home. If not I have surgery again! I am not having any fun.
I miss you all so much. I miss being part of my usual life. Please know that I will be right back to my antics just as soon as possible.
I can’t wait!
please excuse typos, I’m writing this on an iPad in the hospital with no glasses. It’s possible this is all gibberish.