Hello everyone! Week five in hospital and apparently another few to go.
Had TOE (Trans oesophageal echo), and the vegetation, or infection, is growing on my aortic valve which apparently is odd as it's my mitral valve which is the leaky one and the bacteria usually attach to an organ or part thereof which is already faulty.
Anyway, the "cauliflower" hasn't been zapped by a month of broad spectrum antibiotics so now the big guns are coming out! Cultures are still being grown and the microbiologists in the basement are working feverishly on creating a specific antibiotic for my pet growth and I've been to theatre to have a picc line put in so that my wee allotment will be blasted 24/7 for a few weeks.
Hospital food, although good quality, is very repetitive but my fellow patients, although much more transient than I, continue to entertain and amuse. I could write a book!
Being a partner in a "mixed marriage" as they quaintly call it in Norn Iron I have the dubious benefit of being prayed over by clerics of various religious sects so I'm pretty sure of getting the "right" one.
As I said to a priest who was sympathising with my plight, "Sure it's better that one of us protestants goes Father than one of yours." My husband was horrified, but it's amazing what one can get off with under the cloak of illness. 😂
I bet our female members will understand the phrase "matching pyjamas". Sent other half home for a few pairs and he couldn't find them because they aren't matching tops and bottoms but have designs which complement each other. I was presented with a bag of uncoordinated items in various shades and hues of blue. Be careful how you describe something to a mere man ladies 😩
Apologies for pic if anyone is eating, but on the day that my endocarditis was described and shown to me we were presented with cauliflower as our accompanying vegetable for dinner.
Sorry, bit long winded, and I haven't even touched on my AF nor my heart failure. Another day!
Hope you are all well.