What's up with Rick?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Well here it is, another Monday and not making much progress. To what you ask? Not my weight issues I'm actually maintaining and occasionally losing a pound.
It's because I have been in so much pain I don't eat. I had surgery on my hand May 22nd. A simple operation, carpel tunnel and also a not so simple, removing some nodules from my fingers.( there are before pictures of my hands on my flickr acct and I will post some after shots today) Anyway the healing is not gong so well. My hand is swollen and
i can't seem to take enough pain killers to alleviate the pain. So I don't want to do anything but sit or lie around. It's difficult doing this, but I felt I needed to let everyone know why I haven't been on line much. Today I am missing my Pastor's boad meeting and missing Tops because of the pain. I am also calling the surgery center to let them know what's going on even though I have a follow up on Wed.
Also, another thing that happened. a week or so after my surger, I hadstopped to get my mail. As I opened my maibox a swarm of yellow jackets came flying out and attacked me. Now some of you may remember, last year I was stung a couple dozen times and a week later stung a dozen times more with no real bad effects Other than a little swelling and itching. Well, this time I get home, and I'm by myself, I start itching like crazy. The itching escalates and I start getting chills. After a half hour, my wife comes home from work I tell her what happened and she looks me over and now I have these giant welts all over and I'm starting to sweat my temp is up and I start shivering. She say's we're going to emergency!
By the time we get to the hospital, I start having chest pains and it's getting difficult to swallow. They rushed me in, got me in a bed, gurney or whatever, put an I V in me and started taking vitals. By this time my temp is up to 102-103. and my blood pressure is rising. I'm not sure what else they were doing but they started asking questions and I was trying to talk. My voice was slurring and I was becoming delerious and couldn't form the words. Anyway, 5 hours later I have responded well to all the treatment temp is down, BP is almost normal, shivering, itching and chest pains have stopped. The Doc said. you had us worried ther for a bit but responded well to the treatment. They gave me a prescription and lt me go.
The next day, I had a follow up at the hospital for my hand. they took it out of the cast, said this doesn't look good and said, you need to stay here! So I spent the remainder of the eek in the hospital. Now, I have an appt Wed for afollow up my hand is swollen again and causing a lot of pain. Will I end up back in the hosptal? I hope not.
Well I need to stop. this has taken a while to post and I want to lay down. But first, I want to thank all ymy Spark frieds for keeping the teams up and your support. You all are the best and I appreciate you all so much. Thank You!