another infection to tend with in my right foot

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straydog
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   Posted 11/28/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, got up this morning and could not hardly stand on my right foot. Looked down and the entire part of the foot by the toes nice and poofed up and red & hot. Nice, another infection to deal with thanks to psoriasis. I got the handy mirror out and looked at the bottom of my right foot. Only the strong stomach people can handle seeing the mess on this foot. I do have some antibiotics to start on till Monday-something has got to give. The dermatologist has to to have something else we can do for this mess. I am going to become tolerant to what few antibitoics I can take. No shoe of any kind can be worn, can't stand for anything to touch the top of my foot. The bottom is sore too. What's a girl to do. My plans for today are being back burnered. I am going to go get in my bed and cover up. I may get up later and start all over.  Just so, so so tired of one infection after another.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


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   Posted 11/28/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
   Stray, I'm soory to hear about more troubles with your health. I too, woke up to find that my right foot was painful this morning...some kind of a kink in it, but nothing near as serious ar yours. I sur hope they can find sommething that will work for you. I was thinking White Beard was having the same type of trouble also..but I'm not for sure...hard to remember anything now days..since the stronger pain meds. Take care of your self and let us all know how it all turns out.
 
                Michael

privey
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   Posted 11/28/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Stray,
I'm so sorry for you and your pain. It would be miserable not know where that stuff will hit you next. Wish there was something I could do to help you and take away the psoriasis (sp) and the pain. This time of year is really busy and back burnered for a day is a bummer. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Stray honey,
Can you soak your feet in epsom salts? I know for a lot of things epsom salts seem to work miracles. I don't know if it will help but it's worth a try anyway. And what about using some bag balm on your skin? Would that help? I have heard that it also does wonders for skin problems.
I wish that I had an answer for you. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with yet another infection.
If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.
Hugs,
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


PAlady
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   Posted 11/28/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
I can only echo what others have said. I wish so much I could help in some way! You sure have been hit with one thing after another.

I'll be hoping the doctor can find something that works for you - and soon.

In the meantime, know we care a lot about you!

(((((((((Susie))))))))))))

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 11/28/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie

Something has got to be done for you! I am wondering if that infection has ever been eliminated! Have they ever cultured your infection, to see what antibiotics are effective and not effective on it? I know Psoriasis can be very difficult to treat, and allot of people require different treatments! But your Doctor really does need to get a handle on this! I wish you well Susie and hope you get better soon!

white Beard

golitho
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   Posted 11/29/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Susie what can I say? I'm sending you lots of healing vibes via the ethernet. If you use the epsom salts make sure you use cooled boiled water, we use them for my sons eczema when its bad, he finds the cold soothing and we boil the water to not introduce new infection.
Sounds as if you need a mega dose of antibiotics to really clear things up.

You poor thing, thinking of you, golitho

merrygirl
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   Posted 11/29/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds horrible. Maybe IV antibhiotics at home would kick this thing out for good?

I sure hope it gets better soon.


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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Sure hope your feeling better soon...
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straydog
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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I do use Epson Salts, I am a great believer in that. I even use it to fertilize my crepe myrtles in the spring, great fetilizer too. I am just so disgusted with the whole mess.

White Beard, I agree they should do cultures so they can figure out how to get rid of the infection once and for all. As it is now its been so dang hit & miss, more miss than hit as far as I am concerned. I guess that is too much to ask to get this under control. I am about to the point of becoming a very irate patient, I know this is not the thing to do, but I just need some stinking help from these people. That seems to be a lot to ask these days. I don't know I am just not dealing with it all too well at the moment and I am getting down about the whole darn mess.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 11/29/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
Who could blame you for getting down and irate??? You know it seems years ago a culture would be done if an infection was challenging, but you would think by this point with you it would be a no-brainer.

I wish I could do more for you than just offer hugs.....but at the moment it's all I've got!

But you can have lots of them!!!

(((((((((((((((((((((Susie)))))))))))))))))))))

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 11/30/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You know I actually brought this up the last time I saw the dr. I was brushed off to say the least. I called this morning and spoke to the nurse and told her what was going on. I just told her she needed to talk to the dr about calling in a script that since I have an appt on the 9th I am not in the mood to come in the office. I guess she could tell by my tone that I am not a happy person right now. I really don't want to go in to the office. She called me back shortly and said a script was called in. I am watching this area that is red & hot. If it gets bigger or starts moving then I will go to the office. Palady at this point I will take anything thrown at me.

I have alot of dr appts set up this month, jeesh got to get in for that final visit before the new yr rolls in.I have an apt Wed to start PT on this arm. We will see how that goes, I am quite excited about that one. After all, I need two hands to make my bows for my presents, lol. After my shower I ill calling my dermatologists nurse and talking to her about thnigs. Wish me luck on that call.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/30/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
   Ok.....here is LUCK! :) Hope you have a better afternoon...and tomorrow too....and every day after that as a matter of fact! :)
 
  Stray...I'm not trying to be a smart allic...just trying to maybe bring a little smile to your face....Your right is seems to be a hard time of the year for everybody....I'm just trying to help in my own little way :) I mean no harm to you at all.....just not quite sure how to approach a wonded Angel :)

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 11/30/2009 12:14:43 PM (GMT-7)


mrsm123
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   Posted 11/30/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Stray,
Do you have a wound care center near you? I only ask because those are well known for their ability to be able to deal with difficult infections and they specialize in those type of infections that don't/won't heal well. I'm so worried for you and upset that your doctors don't seem to give these infections the concern that they need to be given........dang it.....
I have one near me and you can stay with me while we get you healed up......if you don't mind coming to NY that is....
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 11/30/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Get in your dr's face & Tell him what you need.I did that as I had an ongoing sinus infection for a year.Finally told my Dr you are NOT getting all the infection so he listened & i haven't had a sinus infection in 6 yrs..........maybe longer,i forget,lol......We have to be our ouw advocators at times so sic'em.........
SnowyLynne


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   Posted 12/1/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie:

I am also incredibly worried about you and your doctors lack of giving your situation the serious attention that it needs! When I had cellulitis, I was on IV antibiotics for over 2 months! My son just had it in his upper arm, and they immediately gave him IV antibiotics, and then put him on a very strong oral antibiotic, and they watched it very closely (he saw the doctor 3 times Thanksgiving week!). They wound up changing the oral antibiotic after 3 days because they felt the doxycycline was too broad spectrum, they put him on Augmentin because they said it was much more specific for his type of infection, and within 2 days of being on it, the size of the infection went from a large softball down to an egg.

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lorie

straydog
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   Posted 12/1/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep BlueJet if I remember he was changed to Augmentin and I am allergic to it. For some that don't much about cellulitis most of the time you do not have an open wound, instead you have very hot, red, swollen skin. There is nothing for the dr to drain/lance. Now some of this mess on the bottom of my foot could be cultured. Oh what we go thru sometimes. I am waiting to hear back from my dermatologist, should hear something tomorrow. I talked at length with his nurse today.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/2/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

    Stray...just checking on you to see how your doing today!...anything new?...feeling better yet?

   Michael


straydog
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   Posted 12/2/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am hanging in there and waiting on the next foot to drop. Story of my life. Ignore my chitty attitude, I need an attitude adjustment in the worst way. The nice thing that happened is I woke up to snow falling and the ground was white, so pretty. That is so unheard of in Tx. I have been saying we are in for a bad winter, looks like I am right. Its all gone now but nice while it lasted. May get it again tonight.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
If you like the white ground so much, you can come here! We're supposed to get our first real 'hit" this weekend. The other day I went out and saw the first little accumulation on my car window.

But unlike you, I am NOT looking forward to it!

Hugs,

PaLady

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
      :)...stray....I would be the last person to try and give you an attitude adjustment! :) .....oh no!....not me!....never!....not in a million yars! :) ...I will just wait for the frost to put a chill on you! :) again glad to hear your appt went good today...really!...thats good news....it ought to keep you in a good mood for about....lets say...5 more min.! :)    I'm just a teasing you...! Hang in there!
 
    Michael 
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