Published: January 30, 2009
(As they say on fark.com)
Well, this might be my only journal post on dA. Namely as I find keeping too many journals (as I do now) to be a bit silly. But by no means am I leaving dA, that'd be sillier.
Anyways, few weeks ago, I got symptoms of a sinus infection and went to my GP (i.e. family doctor), who gave me antibiotics for it. Meanwhile, with this devastating feverish neurological infection I have, I was convinced it was a virus I got from a blood transfusion in 1984 and had nothing to do with bacteria.
I always do detailed (as in >4 times hourly!) fever checks on myself about every 14 days for the time period 1-10PM. I mean detailed enough to FDA-approve a thermometer. My next fever check was due 3 days after I started my sinus infection meds... and the fever had gone down by about 0.2F (on average). Strange. So I moved my next fever check to 12 days after starting antibiotics.
Meanwhile, I was starting to feel better. Not the sinus infection, mind y'all, I STILL have intense sinus pain/pressure that's really offing me. But the intense fevers and fatigues... WTF, they seemed to be remitted. Day 12's fever check showed the fever down by another 0.6F. I knew what was happening.
Antibiotics day 20 was when I did my (so far) last fever check. Down another 0.5F. 1-10PM average 98.7-98.9F (normal 98.6-99.0F, and I spent my fever times around 99.8-100.0F). My first normal body temperature day for >2 years.
I'm rid of it for now, and my GP insists I stay on antibiotics until the sinuses are cleared (for up to another 2 months), so there's more chance for further eradication. Not sure the sinus infection will get eradicated, but this EVIL disease that has threatened to bankrupt my whole family seems to be leaving me.
It is time to move on. I am lucky to live in a place where jobs in my field have no shortage. Total serendipity, we will see how that goes, too.
Oh BTW, dear unknown malicious bacteria: Any relapses of yours will be treated with EXTREME prejudice.