Friday, June 24, 2011

Health & blog update

I finally returned from hospital day before yesterday evening. Still nowhere near healed, but much better than I was till recently (about half the hospital time was spent in Intensive Care, much of it unconscious).

It started off as ordinary mild fever - less than 100F. Only in won't respond, or only violently respond, to antibiotics. And none of the dozens of tests would show anything wrong with the body. This phase lasted over 2 months.

Eventually an accident in hospital after a couple of days' admission made my doc pull in a neurologist who quickly figured out the real cause - a somewhat rare infection in the brain. A big series of problems started during its treatment - every combination of medicines had side effects, often serious. It was these side effects that kept sending me to Intensive Care.

Eventually the doc pulled in an expert in Medicine, & things started improving (my layman's understanding is: a Medicine specialist looks at a bunch of medicines to be administered & tweaks them or their doses so they'll have fewest undesirable side-effects.). I've since been on the mend, but mending is erratic - a day of improvement & 2 of regress.

At the moment, my priority is health. I do hope to return to blogging, but it could be several months before things return to normal. Sorry for disappointing anyone.

11 comments:

WCG said...

Health first, Tinkoo! I'm glad to see you're out of the hospital, and the blog will still be here when you're completely recovered.

Unknown said...

Indeed, Tinkoo, we miss your comments, but take care of yourself and work on that full recovery. It is very good to hear you are better.

Paul said...

Tinkoo: Happy to hear you are ok. Looking forward to your return to Variety SF blogging.

Jim Harris said...

I've had several bad reactions to drugs, so I'm very afraid of them.

I'm glad you're on the mend and look forward to you blogging again.

Chimeradave said...

Good to hear you are on the mend. Take your time and ease back into blogging.

Krishnan said...

Very glad to see you back Tinkoo. Do take care of your health. I will pray for your fast recovery.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Take however much time/do whatever it takes to get back to your healthy self :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you're recovering. Good luck!
Douglas

Bianchii said...

I invite you on my new blog.
Will be a lot of pictures, music, films, cars etc.
It would be nice if you'll visit my blog sometimes :)

http://bianchii.blogspot.com

YPBD said...

You'll be in my thoughts.

Arvind Mishra said...

Trust Tinkoo you are perfectly alright by now!