While I have never suffered from a staph infection....alarm bells, went off in my head when you stated that you had a staph infection. The reason why....is that my wife and I have recently had two friends suffer from this,...Both, were life threatening, and Both had surgery to remove massive amounts of tissue.
We thought we were going to loose them both of them to this types of infection. I am limited in my knowledge of Staph Infection, but will share with you my thoughts on this.
As you can see!...many of our members are deeply concerned about this, and rightfully so! Several of the members have had personal experience, and like me and my wife, some have friends,... who have had this type of infection. Also many of our members are either current, or former Nurses, and I'm sure they are familiar with this type of infection and the seriousness of it.
I'm having a hard time understanding your history of this. When you got it back in May after your Knee surgery, did they treat you at that time?....and when did they get it cleared up again? Did you just get the infection again recently?
One other thing I would like to mention, and that is you should never have to beg for an antibotic for Staph from a Dr! Most of the time they will have you in directly for treatment because of the life threatening seriousness of it. You have had surgery for this, so I'm sure you understand the seriousness of it as well.
I'm also at odds with you waiting untill Monday to have it looked at if indeed it is Staph. It is absolutly nothing to put off. If it took several months and or weeks to rid of it the first time, then letting it get ahead by a couple of days is not a good preventive plan for the spreading of it. Agreed?
I did notice that you are a photographer! My wife and I are both professional photographers, and have 40yrs between the two of us. However I sold my business a year ago last January, because of health problems. I loved photography, and it made me a lot of money for several years shooting Sports teams and ect. I believe we were photographing close to 7000 children a year when I gave it up, and I have not picked up a camera since then.
My wife still owns her Studio, but does not work it full time anymore....however she is shooting a wedding today.
Good luck to you, and please keep posting and share more on this if you can please. We are here to support, and can best do this with more information if you can provide it.
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/27/2011 8:55:46 AM (GMT-6)