Notes From Supergirl

My Diary from the Trenches

Day 57


I’m getting closer to going home but the doctors have been clear about making the point that this infection isn’t going away any time soon. They say that it can take 3-6 months to clear up – I’m just finishing up my first month so I guess I’m making progress. The infectious disease doctor that came in this morning was downright depressing, telling me I had the worst case of this type of infection he had seen in years and he didn’t feel they had given enough time to some of the different medications to work because they were baffled by the whole thing. Nice to know.

My oncologist, on the other hand, is a little more optimistic. She wants to get me home and says that as soon as my kidney function is back to normal (which should be tomorrow), I should be okay to go home. Unfortunately I will have to come back to the hospital everyday for a while to get my IV medication. I’ll probably come in from 7 am to 11 am so that I’ll have the afternoon to spend with the kids. I don’t mind driving down here daily if it means I get to be home.

Once I go home, I’ll probably be there for around 2 weeks or as long as it takes for this infection to be brought under control so that I can start the next part of my treatment.

What I’ve learned through all of this is not to expect anything to go as expected. Whatever lies ahead is sure to have it’s fair share of bumps, but I’m hoping that “having the worst case of this infection seen in years” might cover me for the bad stuff. Maybe the rest will be smooth sailing??? I can only hope.

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5 Comments to

“Day 57”

  1. Avatar July 27th, 2010 at 1:31 pm Heather Says:

    Yes, but has he seen anyone as awesome and determined as you “in all these years”? I don’t fink so! Snap, snap in a “z” formation. :)

  2. Avatar July 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm Melly Says:

    and yes, there will be more bumps ahead. But they will all seem like speed bumps after all the peaks and valleys in this one. You are even stronger mentally now than the supergirl you started as–we’ll have to find a superlative for supergirl. Maybe Atomic Girl????

  3. Avatar July 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm Chip Says:

    Jess -

    What kind of infection is it? I don’t think you ever said.


  4. Avatar July 27th, 2010 at 10:28 pm Kia Says:

    Ditto Heather and Melly, although I’m quite bitter that Heather’s snapping in a z formation!!! :-)


  5. Avatar July 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm Kay Says:

    Sooo happy that you’re going home! Bask in the warmth and love of your family’s arms!
    You remain in our hearts,
    Kay and Jim