Posted 11/12/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)
Late this past Sunday night, out of nowhere, I became sick. Up until I had to race to the bathroom to kneel before the altar I was feeling fine. Once done in there I came down with the shakes and shivers which lasted for hours and had a temp of 103 which pretty much lasted until late Weds afternoon at which point I started feeling better.
Weds night I decided I felt strong enough to take a shower and as I was removing my socks I notice a HUGE blister on the side of my big toe. As I am examining it the things pops, and well lets just say it left no doubt it was majorly infected. Now how or why I ended up with a blister there let alone it getting infected as bad as it did is beyond me.
Went to the doctor today and heard the clinical term "awful" 3 times. The PA I saw today was concerned enough to go and get an MD to look it over and he was concerned enough to order X-rays and to refer to me a podiatrist.
The bright point of the week is that my PCP finally got back with me over the insurance denying the Nucynta so she wrote me a script for Dilaudid, 2 mg tablets, 1 every 8 hours as needed. They help my resting pain for about 3 hours but my active pain they dont touch. I have a followup appointment with the PCP in regards to my foot on Monday and am going to talk to her about it, but I have a hunch she is going to want to wait until after my epidural next Thursday before doing any adjustments.
Oh I have not smoked since Saturday night. 5 days and counting.