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August 19, 2019 - Damn the Staph!
I've always said, "if you want to see if God has a sense of humor, tell him your plans".
We had plans this week, or so we thought.
This past weekend, as in yesterday, was a blah kind of day. I didn't have much energy for, well, anything. I spent the day napping and being downright lazy. In fact, Jamie and Mason spent the afternoon at the movies, giving me time to nap.
Jamie and I didn't think much of my lack of energy, until he received this interesting text today. Our doctor texted, "I need to change Renee's antibiotic. She has methicillin resistant staph (MRSA) growing on a culture". My first reaction honest reaction was, "f#ck, seriously"! I mean, do I really have a staph infection to deal with. Argh!
We all know that hospitals are the worst places for germs, and that infection and bacteria can run amuck. And, I suppose we should look at last Thursday's surgery as a blessing, since it enabled them to take a culture and test it for bacteria. But, darn it, I now have to contend with this infection before....well before a lot of things. I suppose the only major scheduling disruption is the insertion of the Port. And, I really should be honest, I wasn't exactly jumping up and down for that procedure. We will just move the Port insertion date to a day closer to the Chemo start date. We will still head to Atlanta this week for follow-up appointments - just no Port insertion.
We are hoping and praying that chemo will remain and begin on the 9th. If so, that should put the port placement date around the 6th or so. Remember, beginning chemo on the 9th puts us at a finish date before Christmas! That is our ultimate goal!!
I hate to write a downer of a post. So, I will end on a happy note. Before cancer invaded our lives, Jamie and I did not find much time to watch TV together. My travel schedule was insane, so we had very little TV time. So, on the bright side, Jamie and I have found a few shows that we are watching together after Mason goes to bed. Maybe I will post a review in the future, who knows. Right now, we are obsessed (well, I am - Jamie doesn't obsess about anything) with Outlander. It is soooo good. I have to give a shout out to Millie for letting us in on that secret. It is a show that I adore. We are also delving into Yellowstone. It is early, but the series has promise.
I'm also running out of books to read, so if any of you want to recommend a few in the comments, I will download onto my kindle.
Damn the Staph! Love to You All!