No pretty photos of food today as I’m battling a minor health issue. Last night I went to the emergency room for treatment and doctor decided the best course of action is intravenous antibiotic. I am not afraid of needles but getting IV is definitely a first for me. As I sat on the chair patiently waiting for the slow drip-drip-drip to be done, I kept checking my elbow thinking something was leaking. My elbow felt cold and wet. Only then did I realize the cold came from within. It was the droplet of antibiotic traveling up my vein starting from my forearm. It was a disturbing sensation.
When the nurse extracted the tubes from my body, I was surprised that she left the needle and a bunch of plastic contraptions right where they were. She quickly wrapped everything up in bandages to what you see in the photo above. Yup, I came home with needle stuck to my forearm so that I’ll be ready for a three day antibiotic treatment starting tonight. I will get to experience that cold droplet sensation all over again tonight, tomorrow night, and the night after.
Although unpleasant, I hope this will bring me back to health. Until then, cooking is not high on my priority list. For something a little light-hearted, here is my ER survival kit:
- warm comfy sweater
- sleeveless dress for easy access to my arm
- boy shorts so I don’t need to worry about wardrobe malfunction
- running shoes
- bottle water
- KIND bar
- e-reader loaded with books