It started off last Tuesday, when I suddenly felt as if a barbed string had been inserted all the way up my left nostril somehow and was continuously wriggling around; by the following day, my left eye and ear were also affected severely. Wednesday morning, I was noticing the appearance of a horrid and disgusting taste in my mouth that I couldn’t wash away no matter which methods I tried.
A sinus infection, I figured…
I went to the doctor and suggested that I have another sinus infection (I am plagued by these regularly) and asked if they would just give me a prescription. They cultured me for Strep, and listened to my lungs before insisting that despite the fact that my lungs sounded “great”, I get a chest x-ray done – so I did. They sent me home with a dose of anti-biotic before calling me back the following day to inform me that they had been duped by my lungs during listening – and that I did, indeed, have pneumonia, after all. Lovely.
I have written before about being a carrier for MRSA, a leftover element of my ex-husband’s attempt on my life that haunts me endlessly; well, this is a good example of its lingering power and control over what would otherwise be an easily treated issue such as a sinus infection.
Due to my already weakened immune system (a direct result of the H-MRSA), and the colonization of this strain that I have unknowingly allowed to occur in my lungs during the past few months during the tax season crunch, etc. – and in combination with the poor status of my teeth, I have allowed myself to incubate full-blown necrotizing pneumonia again. I have only had this type of pneumonia two other times in the past, and both times brought on epic struggles between me and my immune system.
I will win again, I have no doubt…but wow…it is always quite humbling to be tossed on my ass once again by the invisible assailant known as H-MRSA.

7 thoughts on “Necrotized.

  1. Hey there, sending you lots of strength during this difficult time. You’re going to beat it, just like you beat it twice before 😉

  2. kat says:

    hey, that sounds pretty serious. take good care of yourself and beat it again.

  3. bdlheart says:

    I am thinking of you! I too have a weakened immune system which after much research I’ve determined is a result of the abuse and the resulting dysfunction from PTSD. It will get better. You get knocked down often but you always come back swinging. There is herbal tea for the immune system which works wonders. Hugs

  4. That blows chunks, I’m so sorry. Sending you love and healing and healthy stuff. Thanks for being such a badass, awesome inspiration, even when you’re struggling and sick as f%$#. xoxo