Don't step on a crack, don't let the bed bugs bite, wear clean underwear....
Friday, November 22, 2013
I am sure most of us have heard more of these 'tid-bits' that we can stand especially when we were children! Let me tell you a story.
As most of you know since my stroke at the end of June, I just haven't been myself. Rashes from new pills, a big weight gain due to the pills and depression. I don't know if I would have had the stroke if I would have been thinner but I am blaming myself and what a horrible feeling to think I did this to myself. I guess I should have listened to my Momma when she talked about don't do this or that.
I've been trying very hard to drop some of this weight that I have put on. I have tried to exercise so many times but I keep thinking that's when I had the stroke. Again, I know you can have a stroke by just sitting in a chair. So with the extra weight and no exercise, my legs have gotten a lot worse.
So now the legs are worse and they can't get my Coumadin levels to where they should be so I have to keep going to the lab which is about to kill me! Do any of you see a negative pattern coming up? I'm now using two canes instead of one. I don't remember what it is called, but if you retain water you get these little water blisters on your legs? Guess who got them? Then a week or so later I got them on my other leg. I had an appointment with my doctor so I thought I'd ask him about them. They were going away by now, but he says they look like a rash some people get from the Coumadin. Should have listened to my momma!!
A few days after going to the doctor, I discovered what was causing my rash--Bed Bugs!!!!!
I could have died. When they show them on TV I always look away. I have the chills typing about them. We think that my friend had her sister in from another state and brought them with her. My friend had them a month or so before I did. She comes down every day. She didn't know what they were and I wouldn't have either.
Has anyone had any experience with these little critters? They are probably one of the smartest insects you'll find. You have to know that I am afraid of a spider. My world has been completely turned around. I have been lucky that they are not in my bed but they are in my couch. And since I bend my knees when I sit, I have been miserable because I have no place comfortable to sit. I have one hard dining room chain and the arm of a stuffed chair. If I sit in that, I can't get out. My legs have gotten so bad that I can turn only a certain way. I have a friend and his family come down when I really need some one. I'm had to call EMS several times. And it has cost me an arm and a leg so far to pay for all the clean up (closets, cabinets) anything you can think of.
I've been sprayed once and protocol calls for 2 sprayings then two checks, before all is cleared. And this is a Luxury Apartment! I probably won't be done until after Christmas.
I just figured no one knew what I was going through, I'd write you this little story for the Holidays. Should have listened to my Momma..
Seriously, please say a prayer for me!