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01 April 2009 @ 10:57 am
 
So I know who won me for Sweet Charity now—the fabulous scarlett_o and someone I haven't met before. \o/ Wonder what form their desires will take? *ponders* I can think of at least 3 possible areas for Scarlett alone, and no idea what the other person might like.

Thanks to all of you who bid on me—I saw names flying by for awhile until the whole thing went into radio silence, and of course I like to guess what kind of story you'd ask for if you won. :D I had massive fail in my own attempts. I tuned in on Saturday to see what was for sale, and couldn't get the database to show me any details, then got buried in RL (car, work, etc.) until end-of-bidding yesterday where the whole site became inaccessible! Basically, it appears that fandom is too awesome for the mere capabilities of most network servers under stress. ♥

HalfshellHusband is running around between his doctor and various labs today, after an ER trip last night and some prior tests and visits. His right knee has been killing him for weeks, due to swelling below it that has slowly spread down his leg. I was hoping for cellulitus (runs in his family), and last night thought it might be another MRSA attack. His doctor's been pursuing clots, and now is looking at medication side-effects. Meanwhile, swelling has begun in the other leg and we have no answers. The pain keeps him awake at night, limits his daytime activities severely, and god knows what's going to happen with the Disneyland trip we've got planned starting on Sunday. We think clots and MRSA have been ruled out, and unfortunately also cellulitus (which is treatable with antibiotics). But we have no solution and therefore no relief. *bites nails*

On the good news front, my M-I-L (who was hospitalized for pneumonia 2 1/2 weeks ago) was moved from the hospital to a rehabilitative care facility over the weekend, and is perking up rapidly. We're seeing day-to-day improvement in big steps now, which is wonderful. She'll be 88 come May, and thank goodness for her strength of will!

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sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: SnoopyWoodstockbadboy_fangirl on April 1st, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Your poor hubby! Health problems galore. I sure hope they figure out what's wrong and get it managed before your trip. I guess you could always get him one of those motorized carts at the park. I think if you have a person in a wheelchair, they let you go to the front of the line! Make it work for you :D

Pneumonia scares me unlike just about any other illness now. Glad to hear your M-I-L is better now. Hope she gets to go home very soon!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
We COULD rent the wheelchair, but I'd like to have him on the way to recovery before we go. And not inconstant pain and awake all night. :(

My MIL has had pneumonia before, years ago, and it really knocked down her energy (kicked off her emphysema and caused her to need oxygen on a permanent basis). I'm hoping she's not as hard hit this time around, and we're still not sure how she got it so quickly and with so few symptoms. She was dizzy, she fell, she was confused, and my husband took her in to the hospital. But she didn't have any helpful symptoms like fever or chest congestion that indicated a disease!
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: LincHugbadboy_fangirl on April 2nd, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'd always thought pneumonia was a secondary disease--you get a cold and develop pneumonia, flu first, then pneumonia, but I have realized that isn't the case at all. If you are susceptible to it for various reasons you can pick it up just like the flu or a cold--I guess the challenge is making sure you're not susceptible to it.
Kimberleylampshade_days on April 1st, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your husband's health troubles. I hope the doctor is able to figure out what is wrong. Not knowing is the worst.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
It's more unsettling that it hasn't gone away in the 3+ weeks he's had it, and it's gotten worse. Makes me less confident that the doctor will diagnose it. :(
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, your mother really pulled through! Thank goodness her will is stronger than science itself. :)

And? *Poke* :D
jya_bd_cp_ttgb: When it's overjya_bd_cp_ttgb on April 1st, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
...Gout?

*guiltily runs away after doing her Dr. Chase impression*


The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hey...!

I looked up the symptoms, and I'll have him call the doctor. The knee isn't the _usual_ starting location, but it's on the list.

Thanks for the suggestion! *hugs*
jya_bd_cp_ttgbjya_bd_cp_ttgb on April 1st, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
*small noises from hiding spot*
brigid_tanner: Dean-40 years no piebrigid_tanner on April 1st, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hope they find out what's going on with your husband soon and can get some relief for him. Glad your MIL is getting better!

I couldn't get into the Sweet Charity page the one chance I had to bid. Guess it went really well if it was that busy!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 2nd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
I hope the doctor narrows this down within the next day. And HSH is SO overdue for relief. That knee has been bothering him for over 3 weeks now, and it's spread to the rest of the leg and now there's swelling on the other leg. He limps all the time now. :(

For Sweet Charity, the point where I thought I'd get to see what was available didn't work, and then trying to see what I could get away with near the wire... boy, that never works for me!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I hope so too-- my MIL is improving daily (she'll get to go home soon in a few days), but my husband's situation is slowly getting worse and we still have no diagnosis even today. *grits teeth*