It’s not some latin word for a treatment for arthritis. Oh no. It’s an infection and it is currently residing in me 🙁
What I thought was food poisoning lasted entirely too long, so on the boyfriend’s birthday we headed to Urgent Care. I felt pretty bad about that but I needed to go. And I’m glad I did, because this beast can actually cause this thing called mega colon – which, aside from sounding like a laxative or fiber supplement, is kind of dangerous and can lead to not fun things… including colostomy and, erm, even death.
So there’s that.
I ended up getting two bags of fluids via IV – my first. Hooray! But then they weren’t sure what it was so I had to take home this kit and then capture my poo. So that was disgusting.
Last night I started antibiotics that I get to take 2 times a day for two weeks. Hopefully it kicks this infection, because I got to tell you the pain from this is ridiculous… but on top of it, I can’t do my enbrel until this clears up… and taking my NSAID makes my tummy naturally upset so I’m basically on no meds right now. For like two weeks.