Obviously I've been meaning to write a post, but I just haven't really been up for it. I have another bad chest/respiratory infection. When I had it before I went to Spain I was put on 200mg of Doxycycline a day for a week. It went away for about 5 days and then it came back. Then when I finished my first treatment about a month ago it went away for about a week and a half, and now its back. Its a persistent little bugger, I tell ya.
I start my second treatment this Saturday and I'm actually quite eager to get started because of this chest infection. I've just been filling out my symptoms form that I have to fill out after every treatment. There isn't any significant change. Some things have got worse. My pain was the worst its ever been for the month of September. It has improved slightly.
You might remember me saying I started to have pain in my lower spine after Christmas. Well, this has got continually worse and its in my hips and down my left leg. In Spain I bought a childs pokemon rubber ring to sit on which was very helpful. As you can imagine I wasn't exactly flashing it around... When I got home I set out to buy a proper medical one. They are actually really hard to get here in Ireland. So for that reason I will put up a link to the site I bought it from for any of my Irish followers who may need to get one Here is Link
I don't really seem to get good patches here and there anymore. I'm sure this is just part of the treatment process... I got my bloods done last week and I will be interested to see if there is anything new since starting my treatment. I will be having them done in between each treatment. I've been getting a new pain that is worrying me. It is around the left rib cage about mid way down. It is mostly at the side, but has been at the front and back. I hope it isn't an inflamed organ or something. I guess it could be coming from my lung due to the infection.
Now! Moving on to my good news............ I got engaged last Friday! It was a total surprise and I wasn't expecting it at all. God love my partner trying to find the right time to do it, as I spend 80-90% of my time in bed now. I shall tell you the story. I woke up feeling very ill on Friday morning and he was out somewhere. When he got home he wanted me to go out to lunch in a hotel nearby that is by the sea. I said no, and that I wasn't up for it. He had intended doing it the following week but realized that I was on treatment then. Between one thing and another the next few weeks weren't suitable and at Christmas he thought my brother might ask his girlfriend. Anyway, he was very persistent about me going out for lunch and I thought he was being very inconsiderate of how I was feeling. As I feel guilty for our lack of social life I decided to make the effort.
When we got to lunch and I saw the menu I got into a bad mood as I couldn't really eat anything on it due to my strict diet. Not going so well for him... On the way out he asked me to walk over to the beach with him. I said "NO! I came out for lunch and that's that I'm going to the car". In the end he got down on one knee beside the car door. Not how he imagined it to be. I obviously said yes. It has been such a welcome distraction from this illness. Happy happy happy as can be!!