Depressing Health Update

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I went to the doctor today because my ear is still killing me and I’ve been running a fever for several days. Turns out I have another middle ear infection…this has to be about the sixth one in six months. Boy, am I getting tired of this. Not much I can do either, since I have tried many “alternative medicine” cures for ear and sinus infections and have went the whole ENT and allergy specialist route, only to find that nothing really works. In the end, I feel like it is just my own immune system working against me.

The doctor also said that she suspects the mouth sores I was dealing with might have been related to Coxsackie Virus (or Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease). Adults don’t catch that illness nearly as often as kids do, but it can happen, and with my autoimmune issues, I guess it wouldn’t surprise me to find out I did get it.

So, I am on ANOTHER course of antibiotics. Something that depresses me to no end because I fear with all the antibiotics I have had to take lately that I may end up developing C Diff again, which caused me to be hospitalized for almost a week a few years ago. Needless to say, I am not in a good place physically or mentally and am just tired of it all. This chronic illness shit sucks.

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15 thoughts on “Depressing Health Update

  1. I thought that might be what you were wrestling with. Glad the doctor confirmed and has you on the road to recovery. I think you need some down time to just do nothing. Let your body heal. Sleep, meditate, let others fend for themselves. Block out the world and just concentrate on you. You’ll feel better and be better!! Autoimmune diseases are awful and until people realize this is so, we will never really be understood. Take care of you, my friend ❀

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  2. Ah, feel for you, sorry you keep having them. Hopefully it’s just one of those things in life that will go away, I went though a stage of stomach pain everyday, now I virtually never have it at all. I do have a sort of chronic condition, so I can, I think, relate. It can be quite horrible at times. I really do wish you well πŸ‘

    And I’m sure you will have googled or your doc tell you this advice, so I don’t want to sound patronising at all, I just hope maybe (maybe not but-) that I may be able to help possibly with a few tips πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ? Worth a try πŸ˜„ I remember just after I had a middle ear infection, I changed a few things in my life, simple things like avoiding getting my ears wet (wearing a shower cap- you can even get things to protect your ears when you wash your hair), and also, a difficult thing, but manageable- trying not to scratch your ears, πŸ˜„ and not wearing earphones or headphones 🎧 can help I believe πŸ€” (I think) just keep fighting though like you are and I’m sure things will get better πŸ€›πŸ˜Š

    Frankly I just hope you get well soon! Life can be so troublesome at times! πŸ˜©πŸ™‚

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