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I do not remember taking this picture from the back of the ambulance. I'll blame the drugs I was on

Back to your regularly scheduled programming

I want to apologize for being away and I hope to get back to your regularly scheduled programming on a more consistent basis.

First off, I was hospitalized on February 25th.  The diagnosis was hepatitis (liver injury) caused by an adverse, allergic reaction to Augmentin I took for a sinus infection. I had stopped the Augmentin 10 days prior so it took the experts a while to figure out the culprit. But here I am feeling much, much better. I’m working on getting my stamina back but all my liver panel tests have returned to normal and I should have no long-lasting effects.

Read this medical journal entry. It describes much of what I experienced. I did not have hives of any kind. And as stated, it can be fatal. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK548517/

I did lose my sense of time at one point. While I was heavily medicated, I was transported from the ER to a larger hospital with a GI department and where they could run further tests.  Trust me, I had rather have stayed in the ER.  Weeks later, I found these pictures on my phone and do not remember taking them. I also asked a good friend if she could spare part of her liver if I needed it. She was so sweet to say yes.

So, enjoy these pictures.

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This is a view of my Emergency Department room

In the midst of all of this, I was pretty much bedridden and sleep-deprived. I also was preparing our house for packers and movers to come and take away all my earthly possessions for our move to Utah. I’ll share more of what we got done the week we were in Utah in another post. As always you can find my stories at http://missykuester.com.

.There is so much more I want to share with you! Stay tuned.

One comment

  1. ELSA VAN DER LAAKEN says:

    Hi Missy,
    Sorry you were diagnosed with Hepatitis, and had to be taken to the hospital. Life will return to normal, I guarantee that! I had Hepatitis in Brazil, and broke out in tears when the doctor told me. Because that disease did hardly exist in Holland at that time. Anyway, with three young children at home I had to distance myself, keep all my food utensils separate, had a strong non-fat diet etc. And keep everything meticulously clean, while all my family members got shots for it, and started to avoid me. It was a lonely time. I remember that I had such a strong desire to eat oranges…..I ate pounds of them! I still like eating oranges., more than drinking the juice! I found out that it was called Hepatitis A, and after 6 weeks of rest and worries I was cleared, and life returned to normal. Elsa.

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