I've been absent because on Dec 29 I went to the hospital, & was only
released last Tuesday. For over 8 months doctors had puzzled over and ran
tests on a badly swollen left forearm. No results. Then on Dec. 25 the hand
began to hurt. . . .I don't remember Jan taking me to the ER, but apparently
my confusion was not complete yet, as the hospital records label me a
But by Jan 1 I was suffering severe paranoid delusions. I remember a few
details; never again I hope. I am now on a 6 week anti-biotic program: three
infusions a day, performed through what they call a PICC. Jan got 3 lessons
from visiting nurse, then had to proceed on her own.
At 82 10 or so days in bed, not to mention the infection in some wrist
bones, left me irritatingly weak, & I'm gaining energy only slowly.
Eyesight has noticeably further weakened since mid-November & I can't read
(or have read to me by ZoomText) many posts a day, but hope there will be
some occasional posts worth reading.