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Rituxan postponement

Rituxan postponement

Today I am getting blood work done. My specialist wants to see a few things. First, my B cell counts. With the hundreds of blood tests I’ve had done in the hospital, that wasn’t done. There was no need to break out the specific white blood cells for a pneumonia. The second thing is my immunoglobulin blood test. I was running very low in the hospital throughout the few months. The pneumonia certainly could be to blame. However, every time…

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Finally finished with antibiotics

Finally finished with antibiotics

Yesterday was the last day of the antibiotics. I have been taking a prophylactic drug from the time I got home from the hospital on March 5th. I was taking Atovaquone. This is an anti-fungal, anti-parasite liquid. It is supposed to be banana flavored. I personally would never eat a banana if it tasted like that. This medication is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent pneumonia. It is given to people that can’t take other antibiotics, have HIV or…

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Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

I was at my primary care physician yesterday because I have a cut on my shin that is infected. I had antibiotics in the house and I started to self medicate and it wasn’t really working so I got an appointment. She prescribed a stronger antibiotic and a cream but thankfully it wasn’t cellulitis or any further issue that needed more care. This was my fault. I knew it was infected for a while. My Zoey never left that spot…

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A swollen calf, cellulitis, a fall and MS

A swollen calf, cellulitis, a fall and MS

I’d love to say my saga is over, but I have a very bad feeling it’s not. I’ve been on my antibiotics for two days and the pain, which i thought subsided slightly, has not and my calf has swelled up tremendously. That’s causing a lot of pain. Something is very wrong!!! I think I’m going to have to go back to the ER later. I know this is crazy but they’re coming to do my windows this morning and…

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Another afternoon in the ER

Another afternoon in the ER

I knew I should’ve gone to one of the urgent care is instead of going to my actual doctor. He was concerned that the bump/bruise I had on my knee not only had an infection, but the infection could’ve reached my knee joint. If that was the case I would’ve needed IV antibiotics and would’ve had to be in the hospital for a couple of days. From the office he sent me right to the ER. What started as a…

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