Apr 23, 2012 - 12:55 am
Got a note from William wondering what's going on with me. Well, okay, since you ask...
The students are lovely and loving, and when my brain falls out of my head, they understand and are supportive.
Bad stuff... I have an infection in my lower left jaw that WILL NOT GO AWAY. The dentist proscribed a 10 day course 3 different stinking times, and it wouldn't touch it. (Twice amoxicillin and once Kelflex). So they sent me to an oral surgeon who said, "You need to be on strong IV antibiotics." A back and forth with my PCP and the Oncological group was basically pathetic, and they fiddled around for another 9 days. I went back to the oral surgeon who said, "If all else fails, go to the emergency room at your local hospital. But get it done TODAY. You are being poisoned, and the infection can kill you before the cancer has a chance!"
So that's what I ended up doing, and so I got started with a huge bolus of very strong antibiotics, and then a 5 day course of superstrong oral antibiotics (Levaquin... Serious stuff).
So now I will see by Wednesday if the infection goes down. And now, it is almost 10 on Sunday, I teach tomorrow, so I'm going to bed. Hope it works better than last night. Horrible insomnia (very unusual for me) and I didn't get to sleep until 4 AM. Pfui!