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Old 07-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Travel and Romance (Was Update on My Cellulitis)

I have been going in all this week for my antibiotic shots (except Tuesday when we were too late), and I had an appointment with the doctor today. My leg still hurt, but it was much better. The doctor wasn't happy that it is still so red. Area-wise a lot of the red is gone, but a large area down the shin and the back of the calf are still dark red. I told her that last Saturday I noticed a painful lump on the outside of my leg near the ankle, in back. It has been hurting worse. She checked it and said it looked like an abcess. She numbed it, then she cut it open and drained out some blood and a little pus. She bandaged it, then she wrapped my leg (from just above the foot to about three inches from the knee) with an Ace bandage. She said that hopefully a little pressure will help. I feel so much better now (Of course practically leaping over the bed later didn't help much!!--see thread about James scaring me). I got another high-power antibiotic shot and a tetanus shot, and the doctor renewed my prescription for my anti-biotic pills. I am supposed to go back Monday. Hopefully that will be the end of it and we will be able to go on our vacation soon.

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P.S. I'm tired of staying in bed all the time!!!

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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Wow.....you need/deserve a vacation after all that!! Hope that happens for you soon! Where do you plan to go?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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We will be driving to Iowa. I've been in bed 2 weeks. Fortunately I have my computer and TV, as well as the kitties and dog. Not to mention my husband, who brings me whatever I need.

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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Hey, we always knew they had to be good for something!

I love any road trips, hope you guys enjoy yourselves!
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #5
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What part of Iowa are you going to visit? If you are coming through Des Moines I would like to meet you and your family
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:54 PM   #6
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We will be in Ottumwa. The longer my recovery takes, the shorter our time will be, but that would be great if we could arrange it!

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Old 07-26-2008, 12:21 AM   #7
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I'm so glad you got some relief Barb. I sure hope you recuperate completely so you both take that well deserved vacation.
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:42 AM   #8
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Your ordeal with cellulitis has been sobering, Barbs.........I Googled about it and have been keeping my feet as clean as possible.......I have a tendency to have splits in my heels due to dry skin which is a favorite entry for the staph or strep organisms........goodness, when I think that I have been battling this problem for some time.........glad that you are feeling better, tho and hopefully you'll have great news of Monday
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:14 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone! It is feeling so much better tonight. Apparently that abcess was contributing a lot to the pain. Being wrapped is helping too. I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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Old 07-26-2008, 01:38 AM   #10
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This is truly good news Barb - I'm glad you are on the mend...hey, watch out for that train though j/k
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