Friday, March 5, 2010

Did somebody get the name of that bus...

Hello folks. I have been in gastro-intestinal hell for the last 36 hours. A hell-spawned conflagration of extremely spicy Thai food for dinner on Wednesday night (from which I may have gotten food poisoning) combined with, I am sure, my stomach being wiped clean of any helpful bacteria by the strong antibiotics I am taking to get rid of this chest cold (which is STILL not totally gone, though it is finally almost out of my system) plus the thrush plus the side effects of Dex (in this case, heartburn) plus the competing dynamics of Revlimid + Dex (constipation) and Senna (taken to combat this)...

Anyhow let's just say I was sicker yesterday than at any time since my transplants, and in some cases it was worse! It's been 36 hours and I am only now beginning to feel like myself again. Blecch!

I'm leaning towards getting IvIG next week now that most of my symptoms have gone from the outgoing cold. Hopefully that will ensure I don't get every little germ that blows through.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

P.S. Thanks to all for the tips on probiotics. I will be taking a few days' worth of acidophilus pills, and eating some yogurt, to help rebuild the good bacteria that's been wiped out by the Augmentin.


  1. Eeeek. That sounds awful. You should talk with Matt. You could share stories from this past week. He got food poisoning while in London last week about the same time you became ill. Hope you feel 100% better soon.

  2. Food poisoning sick is a dreadful kind of sick on top of your other challenges. Here's hoping - intending - that by the time you read this you are already well back on track to feeling better.

  3. Sounds like a party at your place! ...Not really. =(
    So sorry you're sick, and here's hoping you're on the mend, like, NOW.
    Love to you and Jill!