Friday I flew to Dallas, TX for my kid's cheerleading competition all weekend. I had to visit Urgent Care there on Sat morning for an issue that had been creeping up earlier in the week and needed attention.
|Icy Sunday in Dallas, temps at 21|
Flew home Monday afternoon, got home around 7pm and at midnight decided I needed to revisit Urgent Care at home. They sent me directly to the ER, do pass go, do not collect $200. At this point I have an infection. I think I'm going to die because the UC folks scared me.
I'm in the ER waiting room for 2 hours. And there's like only three people who go in ahead of me. It's pretty empty.
So you may have noticed I haven't gone to bed yet since leaving Dallas, which is two hours ahead of where I live.
After waiting another 2 hours, but did get a CT Scan done, I finally see the doctor and not just a nurse. Best part? She's from my BARN!! SCORE! *love* She assures me that I'm not dying but that I definitely need the big gun antibiotics via IV and that takes another couple hours to drip into me.
After being up 23 hours, I nap for 1.5 hrs during one of the drips from 7:30am -9am. And then I go home. And then I'm just kinda up for a while and finally crawl in my bed from 12:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday.
It's now 2am on Weds and I can tell the antibiotics are doing their job :)
The nature of my issue includes not being able to ride for up to two weeks, maybe a bit more. Today my friend Amy lunged Sam for me since he had 4 days off while I was away. If I don't get out this week, I have someone lined up for Thurs & Sat lunging. I'm walking around and driving, so I think I should be ok by Saturday to do it myself for sure.
Hate to be taking a break from riding, but gotta be healthy first. I did get to read Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant across my four day weekend and I do recommend them.
And now I'm going to catch up on all my blog reading for the last 5 days :)