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The bad news is that I have some more (or possibly the remains of old) crud in my lungs. And a new set of holes in my arms. And a CRP of around 55 (should be 5-ish in a healthy person, might be in the mid-hundreds for a seriously ill person).

The good news is that the nice doctor in A&E sent me home, since the pain in my lower right chest proved manageable by paracetamol, the X-ray showed only a "blunted costophrenic angle" not a proper occlusion, and my CRP indicated that I'm probably infected but not ill ill. I'm to keep an eye on myself, and hit the health centre if I find myself short of breath after sitting up in bed as opposed to walking up the road. I get the feeling that I was a bit premature. But after the last adventure, I didn't really want to put it off until I was that ill.

Shall I post a picture of my cannula and the other holes in my arms?
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Just consumed the last of my antibiotics. I should pop out and do some shopping now.

TMI, GI

Jul. 12th, 2012 07:38 pm
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I don't know what these antibiotics are doing for my lungs,* but I think they're fucking my GI tract up something rotten.

Anyone got any tips on eating healthily while on antibiotics, and what best to do to reboot your digestive processes when you finish the course?

*Actually, I think they've done my lungs a world of good.

Billy

Jul. 8th, 2012 08:54 am
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

This one's not about me:

Sunday 12:07:08 08:54 )

And that's it, really. I got signed out on Sunday after a day without oxy and reasonable blood-oxygen reading. I missed the bus by a few minutes, and while I was working out if there was any good reason to wait an hour for the next one instead of walking for a half-hour home, I heard the throaty rumble of a Merlin engine cruising by, looked up and there was what was almost certainly a Hurricane (I didn't have my distance glasses with me). My memory of that is a Cinemascope frame, dutch-angle, looking up at me looking at the Hurricane, the sunshine glinting off the canopy, against a blue sky. This is inaccurate in almost every way.
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

Saturday 12:07:07 07:39 )

Another reblog coming, though it doesn't have much to do with me.
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I was essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted, now I'm home.

Saturday 12-07-07 06:09 )

Another reblog shortly, you fans of human suffering.
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I've been essentially blogging my hospital stay in a thread to Tangency, so I'm reblogging the longer posts here, suitably time-shifted:

12:07:06 23:38 )

More reblogging to come.

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