If there is one thing that you just do not want to mess around with it would have to be your health.
Rich people can get sick just the same as poor people, that might be one of those great equalizers that we hear bout sometimes.
Anyway, you always have to try and take care of yourself and when you think something might be wrong you need to try and go to the doctor as quickly as possible.
The concept of toughing it out is something that could quite seriously kill you if you end up waiting longer than is safe.
Case in point, a good friend of mine got this little scratch on his hand a couple of years ago and after about a week his hand swelled up really bad. He waited and waited until someone in his family noticed that he was not using his hand for anything.
They told him to do to the doctor and he had come down with a MRSA infection and when they drained the fluid from his hand the doctor told him that if he had waited another week than he probably would have lost his hand if not the use of it at the very least.
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when you have no warning at all. When Crissy Naticchia’s husband of 26 years developed a fever, she was pretty concerned considering she had never seen him sick before. She took him to the emergency room, hoping to get an answer but all tests came back negative. His illness continued to get progressively worse which escalated Crissy’s worry.
“Urgent care tested his urine and diagnosed him with raging kidney infection, and prescribed him antibiotics. The fever and sweats went away but he still felt weak and not well.”
It got so bad that one day he had to leave work to go to the emergency room and just 12 hours later he was on a ventilator in the ICU.
Even though the tests were coming back negative, doctors did determine that his kidneys and liver were shutting down.
Soon he was transferred to a center that specializes in liver malfunction, which is where they received the diagnosis. Crissy’s husband had been suffering from Babesia, which is a tick-borne illness that attacks red blood cells and his case was particularly severe considering he didn’t have a spleen.
Just two hours later, Crissy’s husband passed away.
As a result of the devastation, Crissy is on a mission to educate others on the parasitic infection that took her husband’s life, particularly those who don’t have spleens or are otherwise immuno-compromised.
Babesia, also called Nuttallia, is an Apicomplexan parasite that infects red blood cells transmitted by ticks.