I'm Back..... Again (Part II)

Less than a week later, my leg swells up again. I called my physician
and he had me come right into his office for a look. He immediately
said that we were rushing to the hospital for surgery. I told him that
I needed to go home to pick up a few things and I would meet him there,
but really took some time and cried. I wassoooooo tired of being poked,
operated on, in the hospital for days on end for something that was
inflicted upon me. It was really hard, especially when the person who
did it is still living his life to the fullest.

Well after I arrived at the hospital, they rushed me right in to surgery but along the way the began asking me some unusual questions. They asked a lot about
my family health history and every answer that I gave seemed to make
them look more intense as if I said the wrong thing. Then, of course,
came the question about my HIV status. I told them the truth that I
have ALWAYS been healthy. Never any problems and that I have been HIV
negative but it was time for another test (my 6 months were up).

After spending Thursday - Saturday in the hospital, I really began wondering
what my tests would show. Even though I don't practice unsafe sex and
no medical problems historically, you never know. I worried so much
that I spent many restless nights up wondering if this is the moment.

long story short, they didn't find anything and released me on Monday. I am HIV negative since 6/18. My other blood work didn't show any other health problems and no
bacteria found in my leg. The physician thinks that after the hardware
was removed, there was still some bacteria that was left behind and
they antibiotics that they prescribed earlier just wasn't strong
enough. Also, that the yellow/red skin and toenail discoloration was
from the iodine that they used to clean out thebacteria.


Anyway, I will begin the "Creative Challenge" this week. I will post the theme by Friday so that everyone can begin working on it. It will proably have a deadline of the middle of July. I may also do another Pride scavenger hunt. I know that it may be slow for a while since I haven't posted in a while but I will call a few of you that I know are interested.


ShawnQt June 21, 2007 9:57 AM  

I am really happy that you are ok.

I am sorry I didn't call you while you was in the hospital, but you know that I texted you to see if you was ok. I don't know how to deal with hospitals and people I know that are there, but I'm just glad that your ok.

I can't wait for your creative challenges, I will be upfront and ready!

ponoono June 21, 2007 4:29 PM  

the medical types never fully appreciate the anxiety they can induce in a patient when it looks like they are not being fully forthcoming

as far as the "got away free" boy - you never reproted the domestic assault and battery? why not?"

Kensilo June 21, 2007 5:04 PM  

Well I am glad that everything worked out for you. WELCOME BACK!!! I was wondering where u been all this time. No more lengthly hiatus.
Take care man : -D

fuzzy June 21, 2007 7:44 PM  

yay for the negative status... congradulations man, really! sorry for your pain and restless nights... i really wanted to come see you but i couldn't bring myself to enter another hospital. with all my events i didn't even get a chance to call. but don't think you weren't on my mind... cause you were... glad things are workin out with you!

pride has started as of today i believe and no scavenger hunt/challenge posted yet, whats up wit that?

Lyrically speaking June 22, 2007 5:43 AM  

You are in my prayers Ty, I am so happy to see you're back with blogging again, keep it up. I am here for you, a phone call away with emails, Ipods, cellphone, or holluuuuuur, lol. I'll call you over the weekend. Relax, don't stress and leave everything in God's hands. Muah!

Cocoa Rican June 22, 2007 7:43 AM  

Okay pa... I'm going to spend some time reading up on what happened that brought us here... I hate coming in on the tail end of things... enjoy the weekend. Come into the city, we're partying it up.

Ty June 22, 2007 6:34 PM  

Thanks for all the well wishes. It really means alot. And thanks for the phone call Cat, it really made me feel better.

@ Kensilo - lol. No more long hiatus

@ Shawn and Fuzzy - I know, I did receive your text and still apppreciated those too. I know how you guys are about hospitals.

@ ponoono - No, I still haven't reported him. I don't believe that it was his intention to actually break my ankle. It was the result of the struggle. That doesn't make it better or excuse it my any means. I guess, I will say that I was hoping that him seeing what this stuff can lead to will change him and make him think twice before it happens again. We all know how the judicial system is with black men and thought it may be too harsh . Plus I forgive easily. Maybe I'm wrong.

What do you guys think?

fuzzy June 25, 2007 8:50 AM  

well as for me, being that i know both parties, i would say keep the peace! blessed is the peacekeeper, for they shall attain peace. but if i wasn't tied to both of you i would say some different things. i commend you for handling it the way you are. i just wish things were different and that those events never happened

Lyrically speaking July 13, 2007 7:18 AM  

Hope you're feeling better...Happy Friday!