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My Diagnosis Was Correct.. DANG IT!

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OK, I’m keeping this short because being upright is hard enough right now.

I was right.  Cellulitis.  I couldn’t BELIEVE it!  Now a ton of antibiotics, and hopefully they kick in and no trip to the ER.

The Dr was amazing.  She really was.  She is leaving the state and isn’t accepting patients, but she wanted to see me anyways because this is so serious.

Then she said to come back Monday and just “drop in” so I don’t have to pay a co-pay I can’t afford right now, so she can just look at my face.  She said “All I want to do is look at you.  If it looks better, then we did it, if not, you go to the hospital.”  I’ll take her up on it!

I don’t recommend self diagnosing at all, but it’s ok if you have an idea, then follow up with an actual Dr.  That was my disclaimer.

Have a healthy happy day all!

Em

Why Do Weird Things Happen To ME, Like Cellulitis of The Nose?

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So, about 5 days ago the bridge of my nose hurt when I touched it.  I thought maybe I had a deep pimple or something. 

Over the last 5 days it has become red and swollen and hurts like an SOB when I touch it.  It looks like someone punched me right in the nose.

I didn’t have any injury BUT I did have my teeth cleaned last week.  I’m pretty darn sure this is cellulitis.  I don’t have any sinus issues and it’s moving up my nose to my eyes.

SO, I call my Dr.’s office to make an appointment because this is NOTHING to mess around with.  Cellulitis is an infection, usually staph, that will eventually EAT YOUR FACE OFF, or wherever you happen to get it.

The receptionist said there weren’t any appointments and maybe I just had a pimple.  IDIOT… OK didn’t I say I was a nicer person in a post a few days ago?  I am not nice when I think something is going to eat my face off.

I called another Dr.’s office and I go in at 11:30.  The lady there new exactly what I was talking about.  WHEW!

My advice to anyone with this weird thing is to go to ANY Dr. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  I have seen this before many times.  My grandma had it while I was her caregiver and more than a few of my “bad guys” had it from needle sticks.  It appears suddenly but seems benign, just like me “Oh, I must have some deep pimple forming” then within days it takes over.

Wish me luck, it’s only 8:42.  I wish I could go NOW.

The funny thing is if this were anyone else I would say “Make an appointment today, it’ll be just fine.”  BUT, because it’s my nose all I can think of is this crap spreading to my brain… lol. OK not funny, because it can. 

I will get back to you all and let you know if my self diagnosis was correct.  I could be way off and it’s sinusitis, but I doubt it.

I don’t feel well either.  It’s about 65 degrees in my house and I’m so cold I have winter clothes on.  Not to be gross but my nostrils started to sting last night.

Has anyone else had this happen to them?  If so, what did they do? 

I’m a big baby when it comes to infections.  They scare the crap out of me.

Stay healthy everyone!

HA! I must be sick I typed “love you” LOL!

Then deleted it, then told you anyway. Em

Modular Art Walls Are NOT for the Lighthearted DIY!

Hello!

We just installed one side of a modular art wall called Dune.  First of all I thought it was WAVES and the name on the box totally threw me off..lol.

The wall is 8′ by 6′.  It is made out of compressed gypsum.  It comes in tiles.  Square tiles.

You “tile” the wall with the tiles.  Line it up and glue and screw. 

Then comes the hard part.  Finishing.

I have been mudding and sanding, mudding and sanding.. I am going to be an expert soon, or wrap my head in the plastic wrap. 

My Dad is on his way over today.  Hopefully he’ll have fatherly advice plus I know he sheet rocked for a time.

Now I know why rich people have these.  They have them INSTALLED. 

We are now having an issue finding led lights to downlight the wall.  The prices range from like $7 to $300…WHAT!  So all we really need are the cans then we can change out the bulbs..or that’s the plan anyway.

Now the rest of the house is on hold because I can’t tear myself away from this wall. 

If any of you are thinking of doing this make sure your tiles fit together REALLY TIGHT!  Although there are male and female tabs that allow them to click together, it really isn’t that easy.  Nothing is that easy.  Each tile has been at least one man hour, or woman hour to finish.  I have a few seams that are filled..like less than 1/2″, but I’ll take whatever I can right now!

So far it looks beautiful, so I like it.  Maybe the other side will be easier?

Good luck.

Dear readers if anyone has done this I could use any advise as to the mudding and sanding.

Thank you in advance!Image

Em