Wish I could say I had been on LadyOfWicca tropical island for the last week.
The whole mess started with a lot of muscle fatigue last week (6-10-2013). I took a nap after dinner and woke up with massive pain in my left thigh. The pain only got worse, so called 911.
They showed up and after a few seconds carried me downstairs. I had to look bad as they ordered two IV in the ambulance and ran the whole way with lights and sirens on. At that point still did not think it was super bad.
I had a lot of people working on me in the ER, in the morning they transferred me to ICU plus ordered a central line put in. That is when I knew it was bad for sure. I lost count of how many bags of drugs they hung up on the IV stands but it was by far the most I ever seen at two full stands worth.
They kept me there for three days and ordered a biopsy of the muscle in my left leg to see what was going on. They are still waiting as the results were odd and had to be sent to another specialist. I will hopefully know something next week after my followup with the Infection Specialist doctor. I spent the rest of the time in the surgical recovery wing.
This whole thing has been very strange. The doctors straight out told me later that they thought I might die that night. I have been thinking about that for days. I’m still processing it but plan to not worry about the small things so much. The most important to love the people close to me and make sure they know it.
I owe a big thanks to the Pasco Fire Department and staff of Kadlec Hospital for saving my life. I need to find out if Hallmark has a card for that.