I’m back home from the hospital now.
After spending nearly four days there because of a serotonin toxicity caused from taking Cymbalta. It seems that I accidentally took twice the LD and ended up with a severe overdose of serotonin in my brain. I was dizzy, nauseated, shaky and I couldn’t stand without extreme support. I seem to be back to normal now, except that I can’t drive for three weeks and it could take up to twelve weeks for the Cymbalta to be completely out of my system. I am not to take it until them, and then it’s no more than 60mg per day.
I missed my friend Nick’s birthday. I missed my husband’s show. I missed a lot of things. But I’m home now and that’s all that matters.
Now to go and have fun with this life. And by having fun, I mean writing, doing paper work, and generally wandering the house. I have treatment on Monday that I’m thinking about canceling. I stopped taking all of my other meds because how do I know they aren’t poisoning me and I’ll end up back in the hospital?
Testing the twitter removal system.
I haven’t been around. No shit, huh?
If you haven’t been keeping up with my treatment diary, I have started a new round of chemotherapy. I just finished my fourth treatment of this round. I have twelve more rounds to go. I should be finished by spring, but it’s unknown. The cancer is in my remaining kidney, and I am scheduled for surgery in December if the tumors aren’t shrunk at least 40% by then. Not a bright out look, huh?
Tuesday I was in the hospital because of my heart. It was racing. I spent the night there, and things were looking better by Wednesday morning, so they let me come home.
Dennis came home this morning. I’m glad to have him back in my arms again.
I got a couple of piercings while Dennis was away. I promised my friends that I would post pictures of them as soon as I had the chance. Well, it seems that I’m going to have to re-edit the pictures because they came out like shit. I hate editing things on the iPad and iPhone. Speaking of iPads, I am the proud owner of an iPad Mini and an iPad Air. Though when I got my iPad Mini, I gave my iPad Air to Chloe. She’s been begging for a new computer or tablet.
I started making fonts again. I made all of four, and they’re really stupid. I doubt that I will share them with anyone because they are so bad. I wish I had talent like Blue Vinyl or Font Diner. My biggest complaint is the fonts are all over the place. I guess that’s what happens when you use a free software. I heard that Blue Vinyl paid $500 for software to make fonts with. I can’t do that. Dennis would kill me. $500 on software? Not me! Besides, there are so few font making softwares for the Mac that I doubt that I’d find anything other than Scan Font to make anything. But I still like doodling and making ding bats. It’s really entertaining at times.
My back is worse. I’ve fallen from grace three times since my last real update. I wish, I wish that this pain would go away. I spent two days in bed, catching up on paperwork because of this stupid pain. I’m on medical leave from work until after my surgery. Then it’s on a case by case basis.
I cut my hair! Not intentionally, my hair fell out in a huge chunk one evening when I was brushing it getting ready to take my bath, and I was so upset. Dennis took me to a salon and I really love what the stylist did to my hair! Dennis has been so supportive of me during this time. He even went out and bought me fake eye lashes for when mine fall out. I hope they don’t. What I really wish would fall out is my arm pit hair. I’m so sick of washing and shaving it. But it’s immortal! It’s never going to go away! Same with my leg and pubic hair. I’m sure you wanted to know.
So that’s my wall of text update on what’s been going on. Maybe I’ll post some pictures of what’s been happening tomorrow. I’m exhausted tonight and I still have to finish that paperwork! It’s immortal too. It never goes away, no matter how much of it I do, there’s always some left over!
Until next time, friends!