Wednesday, February 27, 2008
(wait a few seconds the music will start soon)
First off...I have some really wonderful news! Remember when I posted about 'Free Hugs'?! Someone who is in my local area, Elk Grove, saw my blog. She is one of the nurses I used to work with a while back. She just emailed me on what her daughter just did this Monday! It was glorious out almost spring like (here in EG it was 79-80degrees...really lovely and guess who had to work...me*sigh*) and her daughter saw the video on my blog as her mom showed her. My friend's daughter felt compelled to go out and do this too! A group of 5 young friends got together and took turns holding signs and doing the recording! They went to Target and Chipotle and Costco and some other places! WOW! ELK GROVE YOU ROCK...! I have enjoyed the video and wanted to show you how this has spread to my neck of the woods! Also thanks Dolly for the sweet email and I am glad that the video touched you. And to your darling daughter...you are a wonderful inspiration to us all! Bless you both and thanks for letting me share your experience with my blogger friends!
Now on to the CELLULITIS!
Can I just saw it SUCKS! Today was really painful. I have never experienced something like this ever before. All today I had my legs elevated and took all my Keflex(4 times a day) and my Lasix (once in the morning) and my Motrin w/Codiene(every 6 hours)! AAGGHHHH! it is bad enough that I have to take Thyroid meds for the rest of my life, but taking all of this is just a big pain in the A-S-S!
As, you can see from the pics I posted. This is excatly how my legs look. Expect 2 times bigger (swollen). My legs look like tree trunks...really...NO ANKLES! It is gross and freaks me out everytime I look at them. It creeps me out! I return to work for 2 days and then off for 5. God help me...my doctor didn't think this was an excuse to take work off. WOW! Oh well...she works in the industry and so do I. So, she knows that if I call in sick, my floor will FALL APART! Yes, I am that DAMN GOOD! LOL! ok...just me letting my ego take over! Hopefully once the Keflex kicks in all will be well with my TREE TRUNKS! :)
The doctor feels that because I work 12 hour shifts and sit with legs always down for 10 hours of the shift, this didn't help me with fighting the blood disease. It can start with the tiniest cut or scratch. I don't see any marks but who knows. My doctor wants me to try to elevate my legs at work whenever I can...YEA right! I guess I will be using the trash can as my prop up! That should fly well with managment! LMAO! I can't wait to see their faces when they come to the front desk and see me kick'd back, legs propped up on the trash can! Oh my! That will make my day for sure!
I will try to catch up with all my FAVS this weekend! Sorry not leaving comments on most people's blogs. Soon my friends that will all change, and I will back to me myself. And begin to leave volumes of text on most of my comments. Miss you all and keep me in your thoughts with me going back to work...this should prove entertaining at the most!
With much love,
Posted by Robyn Haas at 9:20 PM