Thursday, March 31, 2011

I was really THAT sick???

 I know this is a WORST picture of me! Can you see I'm all swollen?? I was alot more swollen than this! okay, so here is what happened! In the middle of February I got sick with what I thought was a sinus infection. (it's that time of year! Always happens at the same time of year) I was just not getting better! My sweet husband and his brother gave me a blessing and I thought well that's it I'll be better in a few days... I did get a little better but then I got worse! I asked Ira to take me to the emergency room because I was up all night throwing up.

They ran all kinds of tests and came up with Mono...ok. I can deal with that now that I know what I have two weeks later I was not getting any better and this time my jaw was swelling and I couldn't open my mouth. I called into work and thought hopefully I'll feel better over the weekend! I MUST feel better! Ira and our friend gave me another blessing. That evening I asked Ira to take me to the ER again.

Again... all kinds of tests! I felt like a pin cushion! This time they wanted to do a CT scan to see if I had an infection where the swelling was. FINE!  They found out that I had a HUGE infection behind my tonsils that reached back to my skull and went up my jaw. HOLY CRAP!

So They had a surgeon come in to look at the scan and he suggested emergency surgery. So that night around 10:00pm I had my tonsils out and the infection removed. Dr. Wood went out and and talked to Ira the surgery was to last about 30min. The infection was worse than they thought and to make sure they got it all I was under for an hour! I spent the night in the hospital and went home the next morning.
Dr. Wood was concerned because I had a tooth that was broken in the back of my mouth (I had a root canal on it) He was worried that, that is what caused the infection.

Monday morning I went to the dentist and had the tooth pulled. That wasn't the cause.

Thursday I went to Dr. Wood for a follow up He said I was healing better then expected and I could go back to work the following Monday. WAHOO!

Dr. Wood also said that I had a severe case of strep throat and that is was caused all the infection. The scary part... If I would have waited a few more days like I had wanted to the infection would have started eating my skull and the infection would have gotten into my brain! SCARY! I'm glad that I listened to the promptings that I was feeling and went to the ER!

I also want to thank everyone who was there to help us! And all the flowers and popsicles I enjoyed!

Two weeks later I'm still a little sore! I feel 10X better!!


Amy said...

Wow its just so scary!!! But I am Sooooo glad you found it in time!!! I love you!!!!

jessiewessie said...

Holy Crap! That is so scary! I'm so glad you're okay. Does the doctor think that taking out your tonsils will help with all your sinus infections?

Ruthykins said...

how can we be sure that it didn't go into your brain? hee hee hee. glad everything worked out well.