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Grand-moogi Posted - 07/14/2012 : 11:51:02 AM
At the moment and for the last 4 weeks, I have had something else going on. Shaking violently with fever and throwing up. Nauseas all the time. Doc can't work out what it is. I am soooo sick of it.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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eldergirl Posted - 08/16/2012 : 8:45:40 PM
That's a bummer, when you thought that you were able to do more! You'll have to keep being a good girl, and I hope you feel better and better. It is good that you got the call back, though, because you could have done awful damage to a partially healed bone joint.
Bless you, you have been through the wars. Keep hummin' along sweetie, we're with you!

Best wishes,


Life is beautiful.
EmEm Posted - 08/16/2012 : 1:54:55 PM
I like your "Hmmmph". It says a mouth full!
Grand-moogi Posted - 08/16/2012 : 03:48:56 AM
Bother. I took the boot off and had been out in the garden digging holes to plant trees and doing all sorts of things. DH went to see the doc and came home to tell me that my ESR is still 70 and my foot is not healed and I am to wear the boot for another month. Hmmmph! I did not want to have that XRay anyway! So I am back to clomping around for a while longer.

I knit a hug into every stitch
Shalee Posted - 08/05/2012 : 12:23:11 PM
So glad to hear things are looking up. Enjoy your morning walks.

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books! Posted - 08/05/2012 : 09:52:30 AM
Glad you're continuing on the mend, Grand-moogi!


Keep on knitting!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
Grand-moogi Posted - 08/05/2012 : 03:46:08 AM
I am certainly a lot better. It was about 5 weeks in all and two separate hospital stays. Doc still cannot say exactly what it was except to say that the blood tests seemed to indicate that it must have been some massive infection. But I am certainly much better and planning on going walking again in the mornings with my friend across the road very soon. I am no longer wearing the big boot on the broken foot. It seems OK. There are a few aches in the ankles and knees remaining after the falls but they will gradually fade.
THANKYOU TO EVERYONE for your very kind wishes. It has been very moving to receive so many good wishes from people I do not even know - except I guess we do know one another in a way don't we?

I knit a hug into every stitch
Shalee Posted - 08/04/2012 : 1:46:10 PM
We haven't heard from you in a bit. How are you doing?

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!

eldergirl Posted - 07/28/2012 : 10:04:55 PM
Hi dear friend (online)!

It is so tough to make a swift recovery sometimes. It sounds like you have been very ill, with your week-long hospital stay and all.

I read all of your posts, and just wanted to say "feel better", and "be patient". My mom always used to say that when you are starting to recover, if you are feeling grumpy about everything, you are in recovery! But only at the beginning. Just be patient, and be good to yourself. Your body needs time. Real time.

Best wishes for healing and happiness and all the good things,


Life is beautiful.
EmEm Posted - 07/28/2012 : 10:55:20 AM
Hi Grand-moogi,
Saw your post in "knitting and the Olympics" and just wanted to say "hang in there". Sometimes the hardest part of being sick is the time it takes to truely feel better. I'm glad you are on the mend and hope you feel better each day! It is always nice to see you active in the forums!
robinstephanie Posted - 07/26/2012 : 5:49:58 PM
Hospitals for long stays are no fun. Glad you're back within the home and knitting group nests and feeling better. Hope all continues to improve for you, GM!


Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
jtamsn Posted - 07/26/2012 : 2:14:59 PM
Glad to hear from you. Have been wondering how you were doing, and missed you. Glad to hear you are on the mend.Sometimes it takes several days of IV antibiotics to help turn things around. Glad you are knitting again! That ,in itself is good medicine.
eldergirl Posted - 07/25/2012 : 7:45:03 PM
More good wishes coming in from Baltimore!
I am so glad you got to the doctors fast, and they got you into treatment fast. Infections are not good things!
Hope for a solid recovery, and tell us what you are knitting!!!


Life is beautiful. Posted - 07/25/2012 : 10:35:04 AM
Grand-moogi, u go, girl!


Keep on knitting!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
Grand-moogi Posted - 07/24/2012 : 4:59:21 PM
Oh I love that prescription! We have a knit and natter group and lately we have all been ill with one thing and another. I must tell them that when we can't knit and natter we have to knit and nap. They will love it.

I knit a hug into every stitch
Shalee Posted - 07/24/2012 : 1:48:06 PM
Oh my, you are really getting battered! I hope the pills continue to help and you get better.

My prescription to you: Knit and nap!

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!

Luann Posted - 07/24/2012 : 08:45:10 AM
So glad to hear you are doing better! Hope you continue to improve and YAY for knitting!


Knit and let knit!
Grand-moogi Posted - 07/24/2012 : 04:04:53 AM
I have just come home from a week in hospital, lots of tests and lots of drips. My doc had phone conversations with the rheumatologist's office and apparently they were most impressed with how diligent he was. They said Methotrexate does not cause that severity of problems (ESR 100, CRP 165) and white blood cell count extremely high do not know the count. They could not find what caused the infection but plied me with antibiotics and I am home with more of them and pills to quell the nausea. I have stopped the methotrexate because it is an immunosuppressant and with that kind of infection we thought I do not need my immune system to be suppressed. Anyway I will be trotting off to another specialist next week. Fever is gone and those horrid inflammation markers are on the way down. and hey! I am back on the forum and knitting again!

I knit a hug into every stitch
Schaeferyarnlover Posted - 07/23/2012 : 6:44:53 PM
If you took methotrexate, when you (unknowingly) already had an infection, it can cause such side effects. You said you have nausea, please make sure you are not dehydrated.

Debra Posted - 07/22/2012 : 07:16:06 AM
Hang in there, Grand-moogi! We're all here for u & we luv ya!


Keep on knitting!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
jtamsn Posted - 07/18/2012 : 07:09:11 AM
How did your appointment with the Rheumatologist go?? It is true that methotrexate takes on average about 4 to 8 weeks to take effect. (I've been on it for 22 years). Some people do have difficulty tolerating it. Am anxious to hear that you are feeling better. Sending good wishes your way.

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