It was hard driving Rhett to school this morning. I woke up very shakey and weak again. I had every intention of just napping until it was time to get him. Ha!
I had to go three places…the pharmacy, to the hospital for a port flush and to my doc for a referral to the lymphedema clinic.
While getting my port flushed, I was chatting with the nurse about the last time I was there and the nurse told me to go to the ER…which ultimately turned out to be West Nile Virus. She wanted to know all about the disease.
I joked around about how I seem to collect autoimmune and rare diseases. All that time I had been holding the left top of my blouse out of the way so she could work on me.
In a flash, my left hand went into the most severe spasm of my life! I involuntarily screamed, apologized, started crying and kept trying to flatten my fingers out.
Each finger was going in a different direction and at all impossible angles. Just as I would uncurl or straighten each, it would curl up even harder.
The poor nurse was wide-eyed and quite freaked out. It literally knocked the air out of me at one point. Once it stopped, my knuckles were bright red. The nurse said it looked like I was having a seizure.
Then it got even creepier! The same force that spasmed my hand went to my throat, my chest, my spine, hips and legs in a process that took over an hour. When it hit my spine I began to truly understand the description “red hot poker”. It was piercing and searing along with spasm…a new sensation for me. I just wanted to die.
When we got home I again, just wanted to collapse and rest. Then I realized I had left my purse in the car. Sigh…
On the way back in I was talking to a woman when all of the sudden sweat started pouring off my forehead and my stomach went into a massive clench. I broke out in hot prickles all over my body and the whole world started going black.
I got in bed and slept like a dead body for 5 hours. The darned diarrhea woke me up, so now I am sitting here waiting for my meds to kick in.
I sure wish I had a video of the initial hand spasm. Wow…