Yes, you read that correctly. Today I had the side of my big toe nail cut totally away due to infection. How did it come to this?
December 4th - took my 6th dose of Humira
6th - awoke with temperature and the feeling that every joint was about to explode. Diagnosed with serum sickness from the Humira and placed on prednisone.
11th - had finished taper off pred and awoke with fever, joint pain, and chest pain. Had previously scheduled doctor's appt and when they saw me, sent me to the ER. Had total work-up including cardiac and told I needed to spend night for observation. Signed out AMA and went back on prednisone for unresolved serum sickness from the Humira.
13th - very shaky from the pred. Stood up out of chair and promptly fell on my face. Twisted right ankle in process.
14th - diagnosed with Grade III sprain of right ankle including a joint effusion and placed in a boot cast. Told to continue on pred until Sunday.
20th - GI appt and started on Celebrex to control joint inflammation and calcification of the AS.
Feet and legs begin to feel heavy and I have trouble picking them up. Notice lots of edema in legs and feet. Try to ignore problems because I am WAY behind on Christmas preparations.
Start stubbing toe in cast boot because it is higher than I am used to - remember I have no sense where my feet are in space due to neuropathy.
27th - REALLY crack the right big toe on kitchen cabinent.
29th - toe is very sore. I notice crack and clear fluid draining from it near the nail.
30th - awoke to pus oozing from the toe. Call on-call provider and told to get rear to ER. After 6 hours, one ER doc, one surgeon, xrays, and blood work, am sent home to return in AM to have minor surgery on infected toe.
Today - it HURTS!!!! Have not looked at it yet but imagine it looks hideous. Thank goodness it isn't summer and sandal wearing time because it would scare young children and puppies away for sure! The dang thing is throbbing like crazy.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! and I am SO, SO glad that December is over.
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