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.