Well, it seems whatever mysterious ailment swept through me, turning my life upside down for 4 weeks, has left the building. There does not seem to be a shred of evidence that there is any lingering infection or virus (or whatever it was) in me. The doctors concluded they had no idea what it was. 5 doctors ( 4 specialists) multiple x-rays, CT scans, urine samples, blood samples, physicals (exterior and interior) records reviews and appointments and at by the last appointment, I was declared fit as a fiddle. No known cause, no identifiable source of infection. (My urologist says I had a UTI, the infectious disease specialist disagreed.)
It can be disconcerting to have no answers when it comes to my health. And to have my doctors disagree with one another about results and possible causes. But I do feel strongly they all tried their best to work together and come up with something; the illness just decided it couldn’t wait to be named anymore and fled. And it took 10 pounds with it – yay!
I am off all meds (save my usual daily ones.) I feel fine (no lingering symptoms other than an occasional cough which also remains a mystery) and my energy is coming back, if not in heap loads, in acceptable increments. I do have dome follow-up appointments and check-ups for other things that were discovered throughout this time, but nothing life threatening or to cause major concern, so all’s well that ends well, I suppose.
Although I missed most of Pride, 4th of July, several gatherings, a couple of parties, 2 weeks of work and any other event happening outside of my house in the last 4 weeks, I am well just in time to have our first house guest: Jay of Jay with an “A” arrives tonight for a short stay. He will be teaching me knitting, I will be (attempting) to teach him crocheting, and we’ll try to show him a couple local attractions before he leaves on Sunday. It will be a lower key weekend than I would normally offer a guest, but as I am just recovering, I’ve warned him he’s getting “Grampa Sean” this time around. It will be fun to have a house guest for the first time,in our new place, although I’m bothered that there are so many projects unfinished thanks to my 4-week hiatus from life. We did manage to get a little yard table,/chairs/umbrella set, get the lawn mowed, do some paint touch ups and organize a little more before his arrival, so I’ll have to settle for that.
I’m off to a doctor’s appointment today (and one more Monday, then I return to work Tuesday.) I want to, once again, thank you for all your concern and words of support here and via e-mail and FB. Even in my darkest moments, it was impossible not to feel cared about. Thank you.
Peace Love Pride and Health