Hi everyone, I had to take a break from the propping and elevating thing tonight. I had the doppler today and was told nothing which I expected that. But really, I think if there had been a problem the tech would have went to one of the drs in the clinic and had him/her come in and discuss it with me. I highly doubt they would allow a person with a blood clot just walk out the door too risky. I have had many dopplers done but none painful until today. This gal really pressed down hard on her wand
Then you know they do their squeezing thing to make the blood flow out in a burst like way and all I can say is, it was painful and not any fun. There was a few times I let out a holler. I am sorry, when you have a goose egg that is a hot one and somone want to press on it, lets just say it hurts. There were many other places higher up in the leg that was quite painful, over all I really feel it was all due to the condition of my leg today. The heat and redness has started moving up the leg almost midway to the knee. Come on Bactrim do something. I am managing my fevers with Tylenol so far.
Antibiotics are a hard drug for me because I am highly allergic to the best oral ones on the market. So, this does pose a problem. I do not think 7 days on Doxycycline did the trick needed to clear up the cellulitis completely, too weak of a drug. Now we will see what Bactrim does. I did some reading on celuilitis a long time ago and it is caused by a staph infection which explains why its so hard to get rid of it. I know my first dance with this mess got me 18 days of IV Vancomycine and you cannot get any more potent in antibiotic than it. Ins comp's hate it because its very expensive. What I am taking is like taking a Tylenol compared to it. I am not good on long term use of oral antibiotics because it kicks up my UC and I end up with C diff which requires a totally different antibiotic. I feel like this rat in this maze trying to find my way out and so far I haven't.
I am hoping that maybe by tomorrow or the next day the medicine will kick in and start calming things down. I am tired of this mess and tired of not feeling good. I really do have other things to be doing lol. I am quite sure I could figure something else out to do, just give me a minute to think about it lol. Keep the prayers going, I need all I can get.
The one thing I do want to do badly is tear that dentist's head off and shove it where the sun does not shine. Trust me, I am not done with him yet. I have sincerely considered doing a protest outside that clinic, but that takes good legs. No, I am not done with him, all in time.
I am thinking that until I can get all of the open sores totally healed up on my feet, the cellulitis may be around much longer. The first time I had it, the dr found a very small cut on the bottom of my foot and said that was the culprit of infection.
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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 & decreased circulation in both legs. 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 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.