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Worst week ever

By maecuff ·
Okay. This is a blatant cry for sympathy from my imaginary friends...

Last Wednesday, I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever. I went to the urgent care the next day and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and a kidney infection. I was still running a fever on Friday, so I went to my regular doctor. She gave me a shot of antibiotic, a new prescription and told me to go to the er if I still had pain in my sides. I did. So, I went to the ER for a cat scan. It came back fine and I was infection free, but I still felt terrible. By Tuesday, I was bright red and swollen from head to toe, so back to the emergency room to deal with the allergic reaction I was having to the new antibiotic. They gave me Prednisone. Was back in the doctor's office yesterday with severe back pain. She took me off the Prednisone and told me to call back if I had any more symptoms.

Well..NOW all my joints are swollen. I can't use my left hand. I feel like I have broken glass in my wrists, knees, ankles and elbows. My face is swollen and I look like a pumpkin. She wants to give me something else to alleviate the fluid retention, but at this point, I'm afraid to take anything else. Except for the painkillers. The painkillers are my only friend at this point.

And I'm at work today. I can move my fingers to type, but am thinking that any code I write today might produce unpredictable results.

Instead, I think I'll just try to look busy and feel sorry for myself until 5:00.

Oh, and I can't wear makeup. I can't grip the brushes. So, I have a swollen, makeupless face. order to get through this day, I need help. Tell me something funny. Tell me that you've gone through the same thing and got better in no time. Tell me that even though I have a pumpkin head, I still look amazingly hot..


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That's the drugs

by w2ktechman In reply to Both

but both -- Ouch! -- Maybe you need to come to terms with those demons, sign a peace treaty -- let them out more often. Oppressing them seems to be a bad idea

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ummm... Painkillers...

by GSG In reply to I've been

I took some pretty hefty painkillers myself last night. The only problem with that is that after taking that stuff, I always wake up with a hangover.

I hope you start feeling better soon. Hang in there.

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The perfect gift for Mojo

by jdclyde In reply to Worst week ever

What a thoughtful gift, while you are having a hard time getting around.


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OH Goody Mae is unable to hold her Shovel

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Worst week ever

Now what can I say to upset her even more. :^0

Hum Hum I can't think of anything. :_|

Life is truly Terrible as I can not take advantage of Mae when she sick and unable to swing her Shovel. :8}

Here have a Keg of Gin while I try to think of something that should help your Fluid Retention and if it doesn't after you finish it you will not care so it's working.

Col ]:)

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So the question begs

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Worst week ever

Why exactly are you at work!

There are grounds to stay off I should think.

Anyway, try a measured mix of Jack Daniels and Coke. 1/5th Jack Daniels and the rest Coke. One to be taken every 1/2 hour or so for about 4 hours.

Normally does the trick.

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And add a

by w2ktechman In reply to So the question begs

triple dose of NyQuil

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I had a friend who had a pumpkin head once

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Worst week ever

should have seen the look on his face every 31st October. He used to carry a candle but got bored after just the one night.

Last time I saw him he was just pie happy. Always thought he would end up in some hot soup some day but hey, what do I know.

Tried to speak to him the other day on the phone but kept getting the pips.


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Mea, even though you have a pumpkin head. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Worst week ever

..... you still look amazingly hot to me.

< insert pumpkin-looking, swollen, makeup-less - but adorable - smiley face here >

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You'll get by with a little help from your friends. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Worst week ever

.....imaginary or otherwise.

What would you think if i sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and i'll sing you a song,
And i'll try not to sing out of key.
I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Going to try with a little help from my friends.
What do i do when my love is away.
(does it worry you to be alone)
How do i feel by the end of the day
(are you sad because you're on your own)
No i get by with a little help from my friends,
Do you need anybody,
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.
Would you believe in a love at first sight,
Yes i'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light,
I can't tell you, but i know it's mine.
Oh i get by with a little help from my friends,
Do you need anybody,
I just need someone to love,
Could it be anybody,
I want somebody to love.
I get by with a little help from my friends,
Yes i get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends.

Or by this guy who seemed to make a career doing Beatles covers:

< insert a Ringo-singing smiley face here >

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Mae, I don't know what to say

by neilb@uk In reply to Worst week ever

I must admit to a small frisson of enjoyment during your recent cold snap but this is a bit too much. Could I request that you get a bit better - maybe not quite so puffy, not quite so red - so that I can sit back, relax and enjoy this a little more.


Seriously, girl. You get well! We need you on top form to keep the rest of us up to par.

p.s. Just to give you something to imagine. A few years ago I contracted Mononucleosis and half of my face swelled up (the right half) for a couple of weeks. NOT a pretty sight...

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