One thing I know for sure is that I have a lot to learn. Here I am just buzzing along then, I end up in the hospital for 45 days. You’d think after all this time I would have known to ask for an MRI of my foot both times I had been hospitalized for infections in my foot before this happened. Hindsight- why can’t hindsight just happen first?
Update June 22, 2014
It was not that I needed an MRI, in fact it was quite the contrary. It turns out the doctor who diagnosed me in the hospital, specialized in orthopedics, not rheumatology. What the doctor thought was an infection, may have been inflammation, which the rheumatologist who confirmed her diagnosis should have caught, but did not. The only way to know for sure that what the doctors thought was an infection, would have been to take me off antibiotics to see if the infection returned. The infection has not returned. There is more I need to research over this, but I wanted to mention this here because I was wrong about having an MRI for infections in the past, and that needed to be corrected.
The good news is, I still have 10 fingers and 10 toes. I have some magazines with pictures of pedicures and I think I will cut them out and hang them in key places so when I open the fridge, I’ll be reminded to eat for my health.
Starting Monday, I will start doing yoga every day. I did it once every day for an extended period and had great luck with it. I say Monday, because tomorrow is always tomorrow. I’m just going to keep plugging away by exercising and doing all I can to get back to health again.
I keep trying to pinpoint how I got this infection. I wonder, has it always been osteomyelitis? I need to stop wondering, keep working and just live in the moment and plan for my future.
Update, June 22, 2014. It was not osteomyelitis.
Monday is a brand new day. I have better shoes and the infection appears to have run it’s course. My body has a mind of it’s own and it decided to knock me on my ass to take me down a few pegs. Message received.