Well, I managed to sneak in one more hospital stay before the end of the year, lol. I hope I am done for a long time.
Thanks everyone for the prayers and warm wishes, it helps so much. A special thanks to my friend Curley for loking out for me and letting you guys know whats going on.
As it turned out I have cellulitis in both legs. My right leg is much worse than the left. For over 2 yrs I have been battling this problem and all the drs wanted to do was ref me back and forth to each other and saying this is not something I deal with. As it is I have a new PCP and I walked into her office Monday morning after t-day. She immediately said I am admitting you to the hospital for IV antibiotics and pain control.
It is really a nasty thing to ever become afflicted with. It started with red, hot, swollen legs. From the knee down to my foot I had blisters like a severe sunburn. Alot of the blisters broke open on their own. When that happened, thats when the infection went rampant. I had one place on the side of my right leg on the inside that swelled up so big I thought it was a knot, it stuck out about 2-3 inches. Upon closer looking I found out it was a huge blister. It felt like my heart was pumping in that leg. I barely stuck a needle in the edge and yellow fluid shot out across the room. That is not an exaggeration either. By Monday I was really in trouble because of running a temperature and my leg was in bad shape.
I still doing antibiotics at home. They are small ball lookng things and I attach it to my line that is in my port a cath, very easy to.
Also, while in the hospital my kidneys started acting up. My creatine levels are elevated, so I have a kidney doc now. Not sure why they acted up, there are any possibilities ranging from too much of a diuretic to kidney stones, which we think I passed one recently.
Sorry this is so long & boring. I have to ask that you guys keep me in your prayers because I am not out of the woods yet. Hugs to all....................Susie