Calling for a New Medicine
Two tarantulas, big hairy poisonous spiders, jumped on me; one ripped off my finger, and another bit my head.
I screamed and then George woke me up.
It was a dream. My infected gum hurt so bad that I had a nightmare- I guess.
Although I was taking the antibiotic for three days, it didn’t seem to be working. I needed pain pills more than the direction said.
Last Saturday,the next day after I had a bad dream, I called the dentist asking for a new antibiotic. Yet he told me to finish the first antibiotic and let him know how I would be on Monday.
Hanging up the phone, I pondered if I could wait until Monday, or if it’s ok to leave the infection with ineffective medicine.
No. I don’t think so. If this is an infection, probably a Kaiser doctor can prescribe a different antibiotic.
I called Kaiser and then a nurse told me to go to Urgent Care.
Once I started the new antibiotic, the pain went away immediately. This time it must be working.
However, an unexpected thing happened at the chemo ward on Monday. I was told that I had to postpone my chemo infusion until next Monday.
“If you have an infection and add chemo, the infection would get worse. You don’t want that,” said a nurse.
If I miss chemo, what would happen to cancer?
That was my reaction. Yet I have had three drugs. Hopefully canceling one drug one time won’t be a big deal.
Right now fixing the infection completely as soon as possible is more important. Meanwhile I hope I can have good night sleeps without nightmare!