That's good. But scary when no one knows what the cause is....those tests I never even heard of those. Hope you get home soon, rooting for you!
Among the array of tick borne illnesses circulating these days. Lyme disease is technically known as borelliosis. Babesiosis is another fairly common one, which I'm sure they tested for, but results not back yet apparently.
Babesiosis seems to be becoming more common. My son-in-law's father, on Martha's Vineyard, was recently diagnosed with this but it took them quite a while to get the correct diagnosis.
This sounds all too much like the stint I did in the hospital about four years ago, where they tested me for all kinds of stuff and never figured it out and finally sent me home. I hope your experience is like mine in that the worst part of it is just having to hang out in a hospital, and there are no long term physical consequences. And I hope it's unlike mine in that you don't have a guy in the next room ranting at high volume in Spanish.
Yeah Spanish ranting wouldn’t work for Charlie, it would need to be Italian ranting.
Seriously though, best wishes and get well.
I was pretty glad to see the last of the Fox News enthusiast in the next bed. That stuff is toxic! It took me a while to figure out a counterattack and o/maps is on the right track: I played TG1 tv news from Italy on my iPad. This is generally a good thing for me to do anyway. I like to know what is going on in Italy, and it is good practice listening and comprehending. However, nobody else around me wants to hear it so I don’t do it often. In this case I was not concerned about whether he wanted to hear it. Anyway, they sent him home this morning.
J-J, I am on your trajectory. So far they seem to have no idea what is wrong with me.
I hope the fine professionals at your hospital have also been checking you for dengue, West Nile, rabies, and also Cecropia. If a Cecropia Moth becomes entangled in your hair, it can result in all kinds of strange symptoms. Many medical professionals will look at a moth and say it's nothing to worry about, not knowing any better, even when it's a moth as large and formidable looking as a Cecropia Moth, and just order more blood work when it should be clear what the real problem is.
If you have hospitalists there stopping by to check on you, you might mention the Cecropia thing to them. Also it might be a good idea to request a test because of your exposure to Fox "News". In your already weakened state, how much exposure to Hannity, Carlson, etc. and certain other toxic celebrity hosts could you reasonably be expected to survive? Probably not much more than a few minutes, if that.
I was also used as a training subject, but in my case it was for increasingly green doctor trainees, as an interview subject. I guess I was eloquent enough that I was a good person to try asking questions of. Being a phlebotomy practice dummy sounds a lot more unpleasant, although they certainly did send plenty of them my way, with varying degrees of skill. Some were very good, and were appreciated. One was horrible, and after several failed tries I told to to get lost. I'm only slightly more tolerant of needles than Swampfox is.
An encounter with a cecropia moth would certainly be a memorable experience. It would probably take a concerted effort for one to get stuck in my hair, though.
Yeah, a doc would look at either of you two and say you have no moth concerns. I, on the other hand, don't remember the lat time I got my hair cut, but it was definitely before I ever heard the word COVID. I'm looking like I used to back in the old days, except now these curls are white. I have appointment to get it cut a month from today. There are probably a lot of moths stuck in there at this point.
I’m picturing moths with tiny maps engaged in DIY orienteering training in the complex three-dimensional web of J-J’s hair. I actually have a fair amount more hair than the last time you saw me, although unlikely enough to befuddle a Cecropia moth. I’m thinking about looking into a haircut myself at some point. Zack only does one kind of haircut and I am reluctant to do that after all the time I have invested in letting it grow a bit.
I suspect your latent allergy to mountain laurel has finally risen to the surface. You must be experiencing the consequences of despoiling its habitat.
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