I was born in 1908 and will be 107 in May if Cipro lets me live that long….I have lost my typing “touch” so have to be brief. I appear much younger than my age…..using a computer for over 30 years and an iPad for 3 ……just balanced my check book to the penny….so I am not the average old lady.
I have lost my typing “touch” so I will have to brief:
I was given Levaquin twice & Cipro twice within a period of 4 years…….the last prescription was Cipro in Feb. 2014 and it was such a shock, it changed my personality……….I canceled my Dallas newspaper subscription and started watching TV…………..I have no idea what I did or wrote, but I have lost some of my best e-mail friends.
My side effects are:
balance–constant fear of falling
loss of energy/strength/memory/sleep.
pain., shoulders & hands
also, pain that stabs & moves around
change in personality
left foot “goes to sleep” sometimes it is the whole left side of my body.
legs, and sometimes my body, jerks.
As I look back it all seems like a dream…..sort of cloudy …..as though I was just going through the motions of living but not really feeling it…..my body was so busy making all these horrible changes that it was all I was feeling………my mind felt different and I lost some of my memory……….I play Sudoku puzzles every day and memory has improved a bit, and I am stronger.
I am so angry to have all these precious last days taken away from me ……when I would rather spend the time with my nine great grandchildren, 6 of whom live close by.
I write poems about aging and decided to add this one:
“Bugs” are winning the battle!
learning to resist the
antibiotics we all must use.
trying to develop stronger ones.
Time may come when
antibiotics will kill the older people.
Bea White 2014 Poems ©