Monday, July 20, 2009

Updates And Pictures

Again, I've been out of commission for a while. I was having such a great time on Block Island with my family and my dog. Swimming, walking the dog every night, enjoying the sun. Then I went off Island to my first improv class for the level 5 session (which went great), and when I got back to the Island that Sunday I had a fever, the chills, and felt awful. It continued for several days, so I headed to the doctors office on Block Island. The doctor here thought I might have Lyme Disease since I had a fever for several days as well as most of the symptoms of it. Apparently, just living in the Northeast makes you at great risk for it. Plus, I've been playing with my dog and walking him and whatnot, so I've been at greater risk. So alas, I went on medication for it, doxycycline, and it was awful. Last night was the last day I could stand it, I ended up throwing up from the nausea associated with it. I've since switched to amoxicillin and hope that I can continue to enjoy my last week on the Island.

Here are some pictures I took tonight. I hope you enjoy!!

Bailey posing with my dad after I asked him if he likes to swim
North Point at sunsetNorth Point at sunset


Veronica said...

I'm so sorry you've been feeling so crummy.........not fair, especially when you're on vacation! At least it's not Swine Flu which W is being treated for!! There's always an upside, although actually, thinking about it, you've got the worst thing :0(
I'll post a pic of W's eye which shows he is turning into some kind of monster/werewolf type creature, that should cheer you up!!!
Let me know when you're back from the Block and I'll give you a phone................<3.......Vx

Nic N said...

Fantastic pics! I love the sunset.

I'm sorry about the whole Lyme thing...that sucks. Doxycycline messes me up, too, and I have to wear one of those silly red armbands in the hospital warning everyone not to give it to me. I hope you feel better really soon!

<3 <3

Ryan Armbrust said...

I feel so bad for you. If only we would have came to the island as planned, I could have protected you from this!!!!!!

laulausmamma said...

Sorry I haven't checked into yr blog the past couple of weeks while in NY. I'm bummed for you about the DF job - maybe they'll have something else turn up for you and will give you a call. If not - it wasn't meant to be because something better is on it's way.

Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy the rest of your BI vacation.


Candace Kuchinski said...

Hi Kelly,
Sorry I've been away from your blog for so long. I haven't posted on my own in forever also. Just did today, though. So glad you are enjoying yourself on Block Island. Everyone needs that kind of release and relaxation. I am envious.

Sorry you had to get sick, though. I had a lyme scare earlier this summer. Found the tick, called my doctor, and we weren't going to do anything about it at first because it was probably only 24 hours the tick was in my leg, but because of my history with Lymphoma....I only had to take one dose of the "D" stuff.

Good luck with recovery. You seem to be in a good place for doing just that. be sure to do your tick checks after walks.