So, for a few weeks now I haven’t talked about something that’s been going on with me. Primarily, I didn’t want to think about it so talking about it wouldn’t do me any good, right?
Several weeks ago I started feeling run down again. It was little by little, and I thought it was just the flu going around. That’s what I told myself at first…….
Then the major abdominal pain started up again. It’s been months since that was going on. Regular readers will remember, after my re-root canal I started feeling like the old me. Even better, I finally had a normal white count on my blood work for the first time in 5 years! Just amazing, all after my tooth went insane back in October. The tooth that was root canaled in 2005. The one that multiple physicians told me had nothing to do with my extreme white counts, extreme illness, etc. That one……..
But all that resolved months ago. My local physician was wowed by my first normal blood score. So was I.
Well, like I said, I started feeling weird a few weeks ago. My gut puffed up again. And finally my jaw re-inflamed the other week. My response?
You’ve got to be kidding!
Well, the severe jaw pain subsided in 2 days time, but the gum line puffed out again. So, today I returned to the oral surgeon. Guess what? I’m severely infected again.
I should have figured with the recent exhaustion, abdominal pain, etc. I’m not thrilled.
So, here’s the bottom line. Back on Cipro, round number 3. This stuff is supposed to kill anything, but I have an extra special infection that’s gone on for 5 years, and hasn’t killed me yet. Cross your fingers that we keep it that way. In the next few days (as soon as I get scheduled) we’re going to remove the offending tooth. There’s a lot more behind this, and it’s shaping up for multiple oral surgeries over the next few weeks / months. I will not let this interfere with work, workshops, etc. We’ll get this managed.
The expense is going to be a killer. So, if you’ve been wanting a print / canvas / etc., from me, now is the time. Consider it a fundraiser for a medical issue that’s shaping up to bankrupt me. 5 years ago nobody believed me about how poorly I felt, beyond the fact that everyone acknowledged a scary white count and damage to my colon. The whole ordeal helped ruin my household back then and set some pretty tough events in motion. I’m certain the driving force behind the past 5 years auto immune issues is directly tied to this ongoing infection in my jaw that I was told for the longest time wasn’t possible. So come hell or high water, we’re going to eradicate this infection before it does the same to me.
Cross your fingers. What was discussed today was not exciting, it’s going to take time, be painful, and costly. So, I’m bumming a little now. I’ll take all the positive vibes you folks in “netland” have to offer me.