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Description from puppychick labratbecky: I have to tell you ladies (without this being any type of plea for sympathy--ok?) that if I drop off the planet for awhile and seem sort of crabby, it is because I am. We were exposed to a very nasty bacteria in the hospital lab I work in--Brucella for those of you who know what this is. They started us all on 2 nastyass antibiotics which have just wreaked havoc on my system and are doing battle with the other meds I already take daily. Because they are going to be monitoring us for the next 24 weeks, I am being allowed to discontinue taking the drugs unless my immunoglobulins (IgM and IgG) go up which would mean I would be fighting an infection. I am a total bee-yatch right now so that is why I will be disappearing for awhile until I feel human again. Right now I feel a little more like one of those dragons, fire-breathing and everything, and the wolf howling represents what I want to be doing right now--screaming. I just wanted to unload that (ah, I feel so much better already!) to let y'all know why you won't be hearing from me as much. Cheers, ladies! I will still be checking out all your lovely creations. :)

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Yikes! That is so not good. I hope you have a speedy recovery if that is even possible. Take a break…take care of yourself. Sending get well thoughts!! :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, keeping mine fingers crossed that you all are treated only as a precaution, unfortunately it takes weeks for Brucellosis to incubate, so stay strong and positive for those weeks, thank God this is not a “super bug” and the old and well tested antibiotics work well in this case.

  3. PPR
    PPR says:

    Becky: I am a complete stranger and only know you through Lima Beads, but I want to wish you all the best in your recovery and go out there and scream because it will make you feel better!
    I have put your pick in my favs to think of you because it is a GREAT pick and I love the colors. :)

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You guys are all the best. The person I really feel sorry for is the patient we got the bug from because he has been sick for months and we only now figured out which bug he has had the whole time. It is not always easy to grow and it only showed up in one out of 8 blood cultures and on the last day!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Okay, Becky, here’s how its going down- you will rest, take care of yourself and make a speedy, complete recovery!! All of us chickies will be thinking of you and sending positive energy your way!

  6. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Becky, Wow!!! These bugs can be scary. I know all the LB Chickies join me in saying -kuddos to you and all the healthcare workers who put yourselves ‘on the front line’ to battle disease and keep us all going. I’m not an expert on this bacteria either, but I deal with suppressed immune system constantly because of the drugs I take for my Lupus & Sjogrens. So I certainly feel your frustration and concern. Sometimes the drug side effects are worse than the bugs/symptoms. Glad they are giving you options. So, ditto what Maria said – REST, be good to YOU, let your family spoil you and get better. Sending hugs & prayers. Hope you will be back feeling your upbeat, creative self in no time.

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, so sorry you were exposed! Take care of yourself and know we will all be sending lots of love your way!

  8. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Oh, Dearheart, please take care of yourself and allow others to do for you. We shall miss you dreadfully. I am not at all familiar with the dastardly bad guy but sounds perfectly dreadful and as Jacki says, often the treatment is worse than the cure except … we NEED you back, selfishly speaking. Luvnhugs!!!

  9. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Ohhh my, take care of yourself! Hope you soon will be back to your normal self.

    Hugs to you

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Becky, I hope that everything turns out well for you and that you don’t get the infection.
    By the way, I love this pick. The pop of rust from the pearls is gorgeous with the smoky stones.

  11. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Just know that all us LBers are sending our support and strength. Good luck and get better as fast as you can.

  12. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Yikes Becky! That sounds very scary! I hope you and your co-workers are all okay! Of course yOu are allowed to be crabby! We will miss you and you will be in our thoughts sweetie!

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky, Godspeed for a fairly speedy and very complete recovery. You (and your co-workers) are in my prayers. Go for the dragons! Be a dragon! Fight and be fierce! We’re all here for you.
    btw: Your dragon pick is awesome!

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    So sorry to hear about your troubles. Please come back when you can. We’ll be waiting.

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