Hey guys! It's been quite a while since my last post, right? Sorry if I wasn't able to answer some comments... I'll answer them as soon as I find time, okei? :) And oh, thank you for visiting my blog even though I don't update very often.
So, where have I been the past few days?
Well, I GOT SICK... huhu... Remember in my previous post that I mentioned how my work drains my energy? I wasn't kidding. Maybe the job is too much for my body to handle and my immune system's ability to fight diseases was compromised. During my last duty (that was nov.5), I already had a fever. I wasn't worried because I thought it was just an ordinary fever that would go off after I drink paracetamol. I was wrong!
So I went home after my 16-hour-duty, took another tablet of paracetamol and went to a deep slumber. ZzzzzZzz...
When a nurse gets sick, who takes care of her?
The next day, I still have a fever, and it's high grade! I also had a cough and started to lose appetite. On Nov.8, I decided to visit a doctor. Laboratory tests were done, and everything revealed a NEGATIVE result. What causes my fever then? DUH. The doctor prescribed some meds; antibiotics, paracetamol and vitamin C.
November 10. I still have a high grade fever, cough that worsens everyday and I could feel then how dehydrated I was! A sip of water would make me vomit every single drop of fluid I have in my stomach. Why would I drink then? hahaha... I paid another visit to the hospital and the resident doctor referred me to an internist. I had a chest x-ray and she said I got pneumonia. OMG. The doctor said that was the cause of my fever and I just have to continue drinking my meds. If my fever would persist after two days, I have to be confined in the hospital!
November 12. I'm still febrile and I feel so weak. My mother decided to bring me to the hospital.
Vital Signs; temp-38.3degrees,
Initial Diagnosis: Community Acquired Pneumonia-Moderate Risk with some signs of Dehydration, to consider Typhoid Fever.
Then they inserted an IVFluid to my vein (it hurt, really! =_=), injected 300mg of Paracetamol and ran some laboratory tests. Results? NEGATIVE to Typhoid and Dengue fever .
The first time I received an IV antibiotic, I realised MASAKET PALA TALAGA YOWN! haha... The tissues around my vein got swollen and it hurt badly... huhuhu... The second dose of antibiotic I had really made me feel like I was dying already! Seriously. I felt how all my pulse sites pulsed. (
tama ba yown? haha) Whatever. When I woke up the next morning, I barely remember what happened that night.
The doctor ordered another laboratory test, ESR; it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body. Normal value for females, <20mm/hr. My result, 50mm/hr. Argh.
Anyway, my fever subsided after a day and I slowly regained my appetite. I was
forced to comply to my doctor's pieces of advice. hihi. After 5days in the hospital, I was allowed to go home and just continue my meds. I'm still a bit weak as of now (pero nakapag-blog pa?) haha... Hopefully I get better na so I can go on duty na!
Thank you to all the people who prayed for me, to the hospital staff, colleagues, friends, my family and above all, thank you Lord for helping me get through. I know You will never ever abandon me despite all my shortcomings. I LOVE YOU, GOD.
Okei, this post is a bit long na, I know it bored you to death and you just skipped read. hehe... I just wanna remember this episode in my life so I decided to blog about it. I'll end this post with this;
If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ~Elbert Hubbard