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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RELEASED!!!

Good afternoon, friends!!!  First I need to apologize because I wasn't here yesterday to personlly congratulate all the showcase awardees.  Also, I'm going to be a lttle later getting to the winner of my blog candy than I expected.

You see, as I'd told you, I went to see my doctor yesterday but what I didn't know was that it would turn into an all night stay!!!  Before I left yesterday, one of my infected  fingers decided to split open maybe 5 -10 minutes before getting out the door and it was a mess!  When I did get to my doctor's office she immediately sent me over to the hospital emergency room where they admitted me and treated me for an extremely severe case of "cellucitis" -- a bacteria infection below the skin.  They were so afraid the infection may have gotten into the bones, veins, and/or the nerves of my hand.  I am so glad I have a strong faith because I think, although I've had some major pain these last few days, I was the most calm of everyone in that little room they had me confined to.  Anyway, I just got released several hours ago and I'm just getting home.  To keep me from being able to do anything with my hand at all, they wrapped it in a splint.


I now have to take a different antibiotic and a probiotic (to replace the good cells and bacteria that the antibiotics kill).  I'll try to explain it all in detail later.

Before I was released, they gave me a whole bunch of goodies to make me feel better.  I'll let you peek in my bag...  I've got sterile water, syringes, pills, gauze, and all kinds of stuff for my hubby to treat me over the next several days.


And I got to "sport" the lastest fashion hospital emergency room wrist bracelet...


All joking aside, this is a serious and frightening infection, and was/is excruciatingly painful!!!  Right now I'm still pretty groggy from all the meds and four series of antibiotic IV drips.  So, I'll be back later after I let my body get the rest it's so much demanding right now.

I haven't forgotten you all and I miss you too!  Wanted to let you know what was going on and that I wasn't ignoring you.  As soon as I can wear down the effectiveness of these meds today, I'll get the names of my followers who left comments together, have my hubby pull from a box, and come back to let you know who won my blog candy; but, it may be several more hours.  I'm sorry!  This episode truly wasn't part of the plan!

Showcase winners, sorry I'm a day late in saying congratulations!!!  You and all the contestants did great!!!

Right now, not feeling too great, kind of dizzy, kind of still in some pain and discomfort; so gotta go get myself better so I can get back to you all sooner than later.  Before this stuff takes over and "knocks me out" completely, I've got to figure out how I'm going to keep this hand elevated while I'm sleeping; don't have the bed rod here they had in my room last night -- tsk, tsk...

I'll be seeing you!!

24 comments:

Melissa said...

OMGoodness Audrey! Feel better quick!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Audrey! Hon, you stop worrying about us and rest and recuperate! We miss you terribly but just want you BETTER!!!!!! Big Hugs, D

217 Creations said...

I hope you feel better soon!!!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey my friend...I feel so bad for you. Glad you are being treated for it but take your time. I know everyone on the showcase will understand and we your followers and friends too.
You take care of that hand and tell hubby do not let you do any excess today and tomorrow at least. Those are flowerdisco's orders. I got my MD a while ago :)

Hugs sweetie and I will pray for a fast recovery.

shari said...

Audrey, You concentrate on getting better. Don't worry about the giveaway and your blog. I hope you feel better soon. Shari (cricutrookie)

magicwanda said...

Oh My Goodness Audrey you poor thing...
I thought I had problems, well I think you topped mine....I am glad you are home and hopefully on the mend.
Just rest and take care of that hand ...
Big Hugs Wanda:-D

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey don't you worry about anything but getting yourself better... I am so sorry you are still in so much pain. Sending you BIG HUGS

Leirad said...

Sending hugs your way! Take care

paperscissors said...

oh my gosh! the real life drama of a blogger gone wild! i am soooo relieved that you have received the medical attention that this serious situation warranted, sorry at had to come to that "breaking" point. please follow the medical advise and resume activity when it is deemed safe!!! do take care, while we miss you we can and will wait for your return!!!

Melissa S said...

Audrey take your time and make sure you get well. Praying for you!

Love That Bug said...

Oh Audrey,
What a night you had. I sure hope you feel better real soon.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT worry about the blog candy announcement right now. We will all be here when you get better. I for one an not going anywhere.
DO, I repeat, DO take care of yourself. Try to get a good nights rest, so you can feel better in the morning.
I will say a prayer for you my good blog buddy!
Take care,
Stacy

Becky and Ruth said...

Oh my goodness, you poor thing. I am glad you are on the mend. We will be praying for your continued healing. Take care and don't try to do too much. God Bless you, Becky and Ruth:)

- - Sheryl - - said...

OMG Audrey!

You take care of your self. Stay off the keyboard!

I remember when my son - at 6 years old had an infection in his thumb. Very serious as you infection - he was admitted and given antibiotics via the IV. He was a trooper. but it was so weird - he was putting a two interlocking blocks together at school and they think it poked in his thumb skin under the nail - the next thing we knew - his thumb was yellow and blown up!!!! needless to say - take care!!!!! hugs

scrappin sista said...

Ouch!!! your hand looks painful!!Audrey.... please take care of yourself! I will be praying for your speedy recovery! Get well soon!!!

Susan said...

Oh Audrey! I am so sorry that a simple doctor's appointment turned into a major adventure. I hope that all of the meds and sterile water and other little goodies do their magic and that you are soon feeling much better. Now don't you worry a bit about us. Let us fuss a bit over you while you just relax and take care of yourself. And don't try to be too tough or independent. You let DH take care of you (it'll make him feel a bit less helpless). Hugs!

Sammibug said...

Sounds like you had quite a day! I am glad you are on the road to recovery though! Cellulitis can be tough. Take it easy and take care of yourself!

Kim said...

Looks like a giant owie! :( I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Your blog and friends won't disappear while you are recovering so make sure to take the time that is needed! :)

Hugs,

Kim

xosparklesxo said...

I just read this! Oh my goodness! I am so glad you are alright, that's scary!!!! I'll be thinking of you.

Audrey Frelx said...

My dear friends, thank you all!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

OH NO! The only bags of goodies you should be getting home with should be papers and pens and glues! No syringes or prescriptions!

I hope you're soon feeling like a teenager (or a really healthy adult). :)

Cher~ said...

Hey "Queen sister"! Nice meeting you. thanks for visiting me. I hope your hand continues to get better. Sorry you are going through this now. Great blog you've got here.

Jen said...

AUDREY!!! I've been so busy away from my blog reading that I had no idea until you left the comment on my blog last night. Ah honey, I'm sorry about your hand. :( Sounds so painful. Please know I'm thinking of you and am sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery. You'll be back to two-handed crafting soon. :)
Hugs!

Gail said...

if you need a nurse , i am here. I wondered what happen to you. Hope you feel better.Keep that arm elevated to help with the swelling.

RobinJ said...

OMGoodness again, Audrey and once again I can empathize because my mother-in-law had cellucitis in her leg about 6 months ago, and it was the same thing where her leg swelled and her skin started to split. She was on antibiotics for several weeks before the infection finally went away. You poor thing--all of this uncomfortableness and you're still a trooper!!!
xoxo-RobinJ