In short, a common infectious bacteria has taken-up residency in my heart, spreading rapidly into my lungs and lodged in my spine, while also entering my bloodstream.
Currently, I am awaiting an available bed and transport to USC where their leading cardiologists will perform a catheter intervention -- insert a catheter into my heart to suction the bacterial mass out.
Its a race against the clock for my medical team, the Fighting Fifteen. Despite this sounding like an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," this is my current reality.
Doctors anticipate a minimum of 6 weeks of hospitalization for an aggressive antibiotic treatment for the infection.
Needless to say, I was not prepared for life to deliver a bushel of lemons -- and the lemon is in abundance as medical bills, living expenses and other obligations can no longer be ignored.
Time to make some lemonade -- thank you for joining and supporting me. A difficult time, but I'm a survivor.
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