Monday, October 26, 2009

Dirty on the outside....

...but clean on the inside!

As I chatted with a good friend the other night, I said to her, "those women came to my house like a tornado, and even though my house is dirty on the outside, it is clean on the inside!"



You see, they organized two huge tasks, the kitchen and the laundry/boiler room. But in the midst of organizing, they left a lot of "stuff" out in the open and so to a "trained" eye, it might not look "clean." Then you open up the cupboards and see a great organized sight.

Just like me. I am "dirty on the outside, but feel so clean on the inside."

when you look at the huge mess that's happening to my skin, and body, I look like a mess. Huge burning, bullous blisters fill my hands and feet so much that I can only type with one finger, as all the others are either burning or so fluid filled that it looks sort of like I have ten fat thumbs!



My body resembles a connect the dots sheet done by a kindergartner. And unfortunately, I woke up with a fever, chills and a red, red foot.

But you know what? I am not mad, or scared, or dissapointed. I hurt, a lot. But, I think because I'm surrounded by great people and the gospel, I'm totally at peace. I have some faith, man!



We are finally in Anchorage after a very long day yesterday. I was able to ride the DPL at AK Air and ride the elevator, be pushed in a wheelchair and pretty much have everyone else do everything for me. What a different life!

I woke up with a fever and severe burning on my red, red foot. So, after my "escort" gives me a shower, we're headed to the ER...

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, MYLANTA! icannot believe what
your hands look like, i could not see the other pictures but im shocked! I truly hope you get relief soon. Hang in there and god bless you.
donna, ny

Anonymous said...

praying for you ..praying for you ....somebody's praying for you :)

BKL

Anonymous said...

Please get well soon.
Keith

Wayfarer Scientista said...

delurking here...I just want to let you know that I am very GLAD that you are pursuing this. I hope that some smart doctor comes up with the right diagnosis and gets you all better and back home!

fireweedroots said...

My thoughts are with you. Hope they will figure out what is going on with you.

The Amazing Trips said...

Oh thank GOD you're going to the hospital. I was reading the whole, "I've got faith, man" bit and thinking, "She better NOT be waiting for the Lord to heal her at home!!"

This is good news. I hope that you are in able and gentle hands!!

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

Get. Well. Soon. Amen.

Coffeedog

Urban Milkmaid said...

So relieved you are finally getting good medical care! They'll get to the bottom of this and you'll be back in the tundra before you know it!

Lisa said...

Sure hope you can figure out what the heck is going on, so you can get better and head back home!

Trish said...

okay, this is soooo scary!! Do not go home to KOTZ until you have answers and are healing.

I wish I was there to help out.
I am praying for you!!

Michele S said...

OH MY, I am so hoping you are getting answers. I've honestly never seen anything like it. I cannot imagine how much pain you are in. Praying that they figure this out.

Finnskimo said...

OK...I have faith, but I don't mess around with health, crazy!

Iiniqsruutigatiin, iiniqsruutriiqaqtuutiin! Or, I mean...ME. :)

Thanks for the prayers!

Rachel said...

There's a medical staff ready and waiting in Seattle if needed! I told Annie I'm anxious to hear results!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your fast recovery and relief from all the pain you have been enduring. I hope you find some answers and comfort soon. Keep the strength and faith!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon and know we too are praying for you and yours.

toD

Sabrina said...

I'm sorry I don't know what it is, but I hope you do by now. Praying that you are up and about soon!

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Is that hand foot mouth disease?Yikes! I'm so sorry you're going through this! I hope you have answers soon and that you heal quickly!!

Cate said...

PLEASE please ask them to rule out Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: It is a syndrome that is caused by a reaction to medications, and you mentioned you were allergic to something in an earlier post, so it's possible, and docs don't always think of it because it's rare, but it can be really really serious, as in it can do that all over your skin and your internal organs as well. They have to do certain things to stop the swelling/burning ASAP if it's that, so ask them, even if they think they've gotten you a diagnosis, just to rule it out.

Good luck, that looks awful and so uncomfortable! So sorry. I had hives a year ago and thought I would DIE. I even had hives where I was trying to breastfeed my 3 month old. Ugh, it was horrible! I hope you can get some relief soon.