Thursday, February 9, 2012

I'm Okay

Hi there, everyone.

I wanted to pop in and let you know that I am still here. It's been a rough week or so of being quite sick. I was put on antibiotics for a sinus infection, ear infection and bronchitis. I suppose because of three infections, they placed me on a very high dose. My body was not able to tolerate it, and I could barely function, with nausea like I've never had before. I also became so weak, and had terrible headaches. On the third day of the antibiotics, I called the doctor and asked about it. The nurse I talked to, came to the conclusion that at my weight, I should not have been put on such a high dose. She lowered the dose from 3,000 mg/day to 1,000 mg/day, and I have been improving now with each day. What a relief!

I still find that I get really tired quite easily, so I'm trying not to do too much, too soon. I worked a half day today, but starting tomorrow, I'll be back at my regular work schedule. With Valentine's Day only 5 days away, the craziness begins tomorrow, when I start receiving tons of plants and floral bouquets. I do have 2 other gals helping me each day, which normally does not happen, so I am grateful for that.

I want to thank my sweet friend, Joy, for starting a "get well soon" discussion thread over on Flickr, and to all of you who have sent me messages of concern, hugs and well wishes - thank you so much! I'm planning on getting back to card making too - just as soon as I find time when I'm not working or sleeping.

Anyway, I have really missed being on-line, visiting blogs and commenting on Flickr! I kept saying to myself, "I just want my life back, and to feel like my normal, energetic self again!" I am hopefully on my way to doing just that!

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks again! :)

33 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

So glad to hear you are doing better! Listen to your body - don't push yourself too hard. One day at a time :)

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can, you need it.

Karen B. said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

glad you are improving. sorry to hear about your illness. get well soon!

Sue said...

We have missed you too Barb, I am so glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, the Nurse was very wise in realising that 3000mgs of Antibiotics was far too much; my goodness what was the Dr thinking!!!
You will need to take some probiotics to replace all the good bacteria that has been destroyed in your bowel now, then perhaps you will start feeling much better in your self.
Keep us informed.
Smiles:)

Caryl W said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick. Glad you are getting better and so hope all those antibiotics don't cause a problem. I agree with Sue on the probiotics. Glad you have help at work at this crazy busy time!!

Donna Bowman said...

Glad your getting better Barb. My mom had that same problem with having too much medication for her weight - she really scared us. Glad the change helped and I hope your back to normal soon!! Good Luck at work this weekend!!

Virginia L. said...

So glad to hear that you are on the mend, Barb. BUT please take it easy still. That weight calculation is VERY important for taking med...it's too bad that they didn't get that in the first place! You are truly missed, my friend! xoxo

Trinh said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better, Barb. Please get lots of rest so you can recover completely. Sending healing thoughts!

Tracey said...

Oh Barb!!! My oh my you were/are sick!!!! PLEASE take it easy when you go back to work....it is going to take awhile for you to be completely recovered...we have a tendency to "over do it" too soon!!Sending healing thoughts your way!!! Hugs, TRace

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Always good to question medecine and dosage! Wishing you strength and energy for this busy season . . . and rest when you can. There is no rush!

Simone said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend Barb. Just take it easy and dont rush anything and before you know it you will be feeling so much better. Sending you hugs

Dawn said...

so pleased things are on the improve Barb. Just take it easy and don't over do things. Take care

Suzanne C said...

Get better soon! Rest up as much as you can! Sending hugs you r way!

DoodleSuze said...

Good to hear you're on the mend! Make sure you're gettig lots of TLC and take care.
Hugs
Suze x

joy said...

Good news that you are on the mend! Hope going back to work in this busy season isn't too taxing on you. You really need to build up to full strength again before so much intense work! Miss seeing your lovely cards, Barb!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better, Barb. It's good that you called the doctor's office about your reaction to the medicine. I'm glad the nurse was able to help.

walchowDesign said...

So glad to hear that you are slowy recovering, Barb! Take things easy and plenty of rests in between work!

CinnamonSally said...

I was so pleased to see this post Barb and to hear that you are at last on the mend. You have really been missed over at the flickr group and in blog land. Please take it easy and don't work too hard.
Hugs
Sally

Gilda said...

I've missed your posts. Take care and get better soon!

Lisa said...

So happy you got your medication straightened out! That sounds kind of scary, Barb! Take it easy at work today and let the others help you out :) Hopefully you can get more rest this weekend and be back to normal soon :) XXX

Elizabeth Allan said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend Barb. Wishing you increased health and strength each day...

78thistles said...

Hi Barb. So glad to hear that you're feeling better. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Take care. lisa

Karen said...

Hi Barb, I knew something was wrong, when you were missing from the internet! So glad to hear from you here. I sure hope you feel better soon, being sick is the worst, especially when your usually an active person. Be sure to take it slow as you get better and take care of you!!!!
HUGS my friend!!
Karen

Nancy said...

Hi Barb, how wonderful that you are feeling better. Praying you'll have energy and creativity to spare over these next few hectic days. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Feel better soon dear Barb!!
Sending you warm hugs

xox

Anne said...

Glad to hear you are on your way back to your bright and cheery self again! Now take it easy and don't overdo it Barb! (I sound like your mom- huh?) :)

XOXO Anne

MarcyK924 said...

Barb, just take it easy and rest as much as you can! I'm sending you my mom's virtual chicken soup! (((HUGS))) Marcy

Kathy (krolski) said...

I'm glad you are getting better Barb. That just sounded awful! Get some rest and take care of yourself. Sending big hugs!

Joy said...

Oh sweet friend, you are so lovely to mention me, that is what good friends are for, I knew something was wrong when I had not seen you online and I new that starting the thread would bring a big hearty smile to your beautiful face...so pleased that you are on the mend, but don't over do things...take care sweet girl...hugs

Jenny said...

Very glad to hear you are ok. You are in my thoughts and prayers. (: (: (:

HUGS TO YOU!! (:

sheila said...

wow Barb! I am just getting to blogs after a short absence but yikers you have been sick! I hope you are finally better and back to your sweet self! It is no fun being sick.

Brenda said...

It was a relief to hear that you are feeeling better! Wow, that was one heck of a dose of antibiotics, no wonder you felt so sick from it! I sure do miss you when you are not around.