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Horrible, horrible birthday...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

It is 1:45 am EST. I just got back from ER. Was there for 7 1/2 hours. Ear is much worse. They pumped me full of IV antibiotics (some super antibiotic named vanco and levofloxin) and did a ct scan to make sure that the infection had not crossed over in to my jaw bone. I first went to another Urgent Care place, who promptly took my $40 co-pay, told me how bad it all really looked and advised me to go to the ER straight away. I was on IV's for 3 1/2 hours. Luckily, "Murder, My Sweet" was on TCM, a film noir based on a Raymond Chandler novel, starring Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe and Claire Trevor as the femme fatale (Film noir is one of my favorite genres of film). Not bad. "The Big Sleep" is on now, with Bogie and Bacall. Bogart was playing Philip Marlowe this time. Another great noir, "Lady in the Lake," with Robert Ryan, is on after that, followed by Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers On A Train, one of my favorite Hitchcock movies of all time (Hitch is my favorite director). This is all well and good, as the right side of my face around the right ear has swollen considerably, and it is unlikely that I will get much sleep again tonight. I have to call an ear, nose and throat doc first thing tomorrow (good luck getting a call back on the weekend).

Anyways, I hope I can avoid surgery, but welcome it if it relieves me of some of this pain.

And tomorrow (actually later today) I have my cousin's wedding to go to.

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    Sorry you are having such troubles with your ear. I will wish you a happy day after your birthday. Find something positive to focus on, even if it is something small.
    1661 days ago
    It def is not a good thing that you have this unresolved infection to deal with but it is a wonderful day because it is your birthday !!! Not only a wonderful day but a blessed day that you were born and are here and all us SP get to know and support you and you walk this new path to learn to live a healthy life each day.

    Remember sometimes you have to look for the positive in a situation and then concentrate on it. It's hard but it works and positivity is healing in lots of ways. Do your best, get the rest you may need and then enjoy this very special day !!!

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    1661 days ago
    emoticon hope you feel better soon!

    emoticon Much success on your journey! emoticon
    emoticon ~Pat

    1661 days ago
  • KACAR51
    Sorry about the health issues on your birthday! (29th is my birthday too!)
    Hope you are feeling better soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1661 days ago
    Sorry about your health problems - *especially* on your b-day of all days!

    1661 days ago
    Birthday greetings...may the rest of it be happier. Kinda ironic that I'm reading this while sitting in an ER myself while reading this (even if I'm not the patient tonight)...very much sympathize with the hours you spent there. At least there was something decent to watch to help you pass the time.
    1662 days ago
  • FISHER011
    Great blog! emoticon
    I love Hitchcock Movies,& Bogie & Bacall. Film noir is one of my favorite genres of film too! I love to watch TMC also, they have great classics!
    This is nice being able to pick these greats to watch for your birthday emoticon
    After all you went through on the IV's for all those hours, you deserve some movie time. You liked film class in college didn't you?
    I would try to lay on a heating pad with a soft tshirt & see if that won't make your ear feel better. I'm still taking antibiotics for my middle ear infection-keep taking the antibiotics!
    You know you're in my thoughts & prayers & I'm sending healing wishes your way!

    1662 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    What a bummer on the ear thingie!! If you got pumped full of that much anti, you should see some relief soon. Drink fluids,, think happy thoughts(oh wait, that was for Wendy in Peter Pan)
    well, think them anyway..
    If you still feel crummy by wedding time, you have to think of your health first.. They will understand when they find out you spread the wealth at the med centers!!!!!!!!

    As far as the movies, I was watching Murder My Sweet at the same time. Seeing Anne Shirley in that movie was weird.. Nice seeing Dick Powell in that role too though.. Most people only saw Bogey in it.. You cannot go wrong with Bogey Go-kart either!!

    Enjoy your fluids while watching the movies.. good luck snagging your doc this morning...
    1662 days ago
    I'm sorry you're feeling so poorly, especially on your birthday. But, if no one has said it yet, Happy Birthday! Hope you get some relief and are feeling better tomorrow. emoticon
    1662 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your health issue. Hope it is getting better by now.
    1662 days ago
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