Catch-Up

by Jay on May 20, 2011

I’ve been lax about writing in this blog – a couple reasons for it. #1, my partner M. developed an awful antibiotic-resistant infection on his leg and ended up being hospitalized for more than two weeks, and then spent the next two weeks recuperating at home.

This infection was weird. It started out benign – a little pimple on the inside of his leg, and then turned into a much bigger pimple with red, irritated skin all around it. He stopped off at a walk-in clinic to have it looked at and they recommended he go to the emergency room immediately as it was infected. Once there, they ran some tests and found that it was some rare staph infection that is resistant to all but a couple antibiotics, and they insisted on holding him there for two weeks for a course of intraveneous antibiotics.

After two weeks, they let him home. Of course I am glad that he has recovered, but never has a two bedroom condominium felt so small as it has for the past two weeks. This morning he was finally given the go-ahead by his doctor to return to work, so I have the house to myself. It’s going to take a bit of time to get back into my routine.

The other reason I’ve been away from the blog is that my internet business has been taking up a lot of my time. This is a good thing; I’m doing well with it. It has its ups and downs though. I’ll go three days without many orders, and get panicky. Then the fourth day I’ll get more business than I’ve had in a week. It’s kind of manic, and I’m going to have to work on adjusting to this flow.

One other note, I’ve lost about 8 pounds, but this is more due to stress & being busy than to any special effort on my part. Now that M’s recent drama is over, I can get back on track with my own efforts.

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Paul May 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

ohhh my MRSA (mer-sa… short sounding a) very ugly infection. I got it before and it can be very nasty. It is a drug resistant version of staph. Staph is everywhere and doesn’t usually cause any problems, but the drug resistant kind is very strong and it can stick around for a long time. If I were you, I’d make sure to wash any clothes and sheets that may have come in contact with the area. You don’t want to get infected by it.

Paul October 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

Hey there I hope you are doing well. I check your blog every now and then. I assume that you’ve stopped because things are going well (or are at least very busy).

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