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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I’ll be at the Emergency Room for Meningitis – UPDATED – I Hate the ER ( By Zilla Stevenson)

Three days ago I woke up feeling like I had whiplash. My neck still hurts really badly and is very stiff. That’s why I haven’t been online since it hurts to hold my head up to look at the computer. I was hoping it would pass, but nothing has been helping and I’m also having weird headaches, fevers and chills. I am very very nauseous and feel really shaky. The headaches are different from my regular ones. I finally called my specialist, he said I need to go to the ER and I got chastised for not calling the 1st day this started because that’s when a spinal tap would be most useful. I don’t want to go to the hospital, but it looks like I have to. I’m waiting for my mother-in-law to be able to come over to watch the kids.
It is not fun being me right now. In addition to the possibility of meningitis, I also had a tooth break into pieces the other day on the one said that still wasn’t too messed up to eat with. I cannot do anything about it right now except buy temporary filling goop from the drug store to try to keep it covered.
I will try to update about what’s going on with my poor brain when I get back home from the hospital if I can or as soon as I am able. Please keep me in your prayers, and also, please hit the tip jar if you can because I know that this is going to be expensive. Thanks. Wish me luck.

UPDATE – August 16, 2012:
Thank  you to everyone who prayed for me and to the couple of people who hit my tip jar – as it turns out, I forgot that my gas tank was empty before I left for the hospital, so you really did help a lot right away!
I still don’t know if I have/had meningitis; there are 3 types, bacterial (very contagious and deadly), viral (very contagious, less deadly), and “aseptic” (which could be caused by something else, like a fungal infection or even medications, isn’t contagious and not usually as deadly as the other 2 kinds). It is not uncommon for people with tick diseases to get the 3rd kind, and some of those people have chronic forms of that type of meningitis and they even get chronic encephalitis. I do not know if this is what caused my fever, chills, headache and horrible neck pain, because while the hospital people were initially very professional and respectful, once I had to tell them what medications I am on and WHY I am on antibiotics, that all went out the freaking window and it was if someone had flipped a switch – suddenly they decided, without even looking at me, that there was nothing wrong with me, they laughed at me right to my face, and I could hear the nurses mocking me from a few feet away because they talked among themselves about me as if I wasn’t even there.



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