Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A little off course

A lot has been going on the past several days for me. I am fine.

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.

2:00am Monday
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.

6:00am Monday
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 :)


  1. Yikes! I hope you get to feeling better quickly.

  2. Scary. Hope things improve quickly.

  3. :( Hoping you feel better soon.

  4. Eek! Hope you are ok and feeling better.

  5. Glad you're doing better! And Sam will be fine -- it's important for you to rest and be 100%!!