Monthly Archives: September 2014

Maybe I am a Witch

I just had one of the craziest encounters here at the Ottawa Hospital that I’ve had in a long time. Someone once said to me that I have this strange ability to bring people close to me that I need … Continue reading

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My nice, shiney new needle

I got my new needle for my port in yesterday, at Carefor. The nurse and the nursing student were very friendly and helpful. We mostly just chatted about the differences in the two countries’ healthcare, where most of the horror … Continue reading

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The Smell of Death

I’ve never smelled anything like this before. When I was visiting with my father today, I noticed this strange smell. It’s not just BO, it’s a different kind of BO…I can’t even put words around it… It’s like, the smell … Continue reading

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Chinese Herbs: Desperate times, desperate measures

I’ve never been into anything other than Western Medicine, mostly because I prefer to have at least one constant, knowing exactly what is going into my body. I have so many weird things happening to me, keeping the medicine under … Continue reading

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Bubble popping feeling

Near the end of my 400mg doxy dose (even for me that’s a heavy dose, so you know I must be feeling really, really, bad if I’m doing that…) but near the end of the infusion (it’s a 4 hour … Continue reading

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Feel like shit, but I’m okay (right now).

As sick as I am feeling right now, it’s comforting when my vital signs are okay. Being chronically ill, we become experts on learning our personal degrees of sick–as bad as I feel, I know what much worse feels like, … Continue reading

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Bladed infection from hell

This is part of what my doctor and I have been trying to figure out in order to help me feel better this week…figure out why I’m posting numbers like these even though I’m on IV Vancomycin. The Vanco had … Continue reading

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