Oh hon, I am so sorry that you are dealing with so much. My husband and I have both had cellulitis in the past and it is so painful and seems to take forever before it goes away. With the psoriasis on top, you really are dealing with a huge physical problems right now. I hope that the new meds will help to clear it, but make sure that if you aren't seeing signs of the cellulitis clearing up some each day or so, that you go and have them change the antibiotics if they seem to be ineffective. I know that I needed 4 different antibiotics when I had it . Hopefully, they can do something to help clear the psoriasis to stop the spread of the cellulitis any further. I'm sorry for adding to what you have to deal with here, although starting trouble was not my intention.
I took a break for a bit but read almost daily during my absence in posting. I developed some weird thing in my wrist called avascular necrosis. It seems to come from having too much prednisone/cortisone type of medication. With the pneumonia thing this past spring/summer, and being given it for that, along with the other times for my back, it cut off the blood flow to a bone in my wrist and the bone is dying. Now I am waiting for a MRI to be done to find out whether I can get away with just having a cast for three months or I need surgery to get the bone taken out, or my wrist fused. They can't reestablish the blood supply to the bone at this point. It may also be in my hips, since I am having trouble there as well on both sides.
Next Tuesday, I am going to for a cardiac cath. Honestly, I am a bit concerned. I woke up one night early in the morning with chest pain and it went to my jaw. I couldn't breathe either so it really scared me. So that resulted in a trip to the cardiologist. There is some weird thing with the S-T waves and now in the III lead on the ECG, so he wants to do this to make sure that there are no blockages. If you are inclined, send up some good wishes on Tuesday morning....
Anyway, I didn't mean to ramble on. I wish that I could do something or had some secret remedy to help you heal the psoriasis so that the cellulitis would go away too. Have you ever used black tar? Or Pine tar? There was an old remedy for skin conditions that used pine tar that worked really well to heal that. I am going to see if I can find the name of it. I know that I have seen it in mom and pop type pharmacies.
Anyway, thank you for the welcome back.....I've missed posting.
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.