Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Leveling Off

So back to the fever thing, just because I want to add some closure.

Did you know that you can have both a bacterial infection and a viral infection at the same time? I do now.

After taking my antibiotics, I felt a lot better. My sugars started leveling out almost immediately, and now, I'm actually monitoring to start dropping my insulin dosage back down. That's the bacterial infection that got zapped.

The fever, though? Still there—that's the viral infection still hanging in. It's a tiny number in the morning, bigger after a day of work and some stress. As of today, though, I'm going to stop taking my temperature and just let nature run its course. With the blood sugar and insulin dosage adjustments, I don't need to deal with any more numbers (I was an English major, for God's sake).

As always, more to come...

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