KHelp! You are all the wisest people I know!!
And I'm asking because none of the doctors I've seen over the last two weeks have been able to figure it out! And you all are so smart!
Here's the puzzle....
A year ago I developed the most terrifying systemic bone infection caused by a 1/4 inch piece of metal found in my toe. I went into surgery with some pretty scary odds that things were not going to turn out so swell. In the end, leg, foot and all toes were saved with three months of daily IV antibiotics (fun summer.). I will never be in the clear from this and there is always a risk.
Ok... So somethings back...gross but.. where else can we share this stuff right!?! I was in the hospital back in June and shortly after developed some yucky MRSA looking stuff. The cultured the heck out of stuff and found nothing.
Now... Over Labor Day weekend I fell off my bike and sprained and ankle. Nothing hurt for a week and then it became hot, red and gigantic. (This is how the first foot episode began.... With a sprained ankle)
Urgent care wouldn't even touch me and and sent me right over to the ER Friday night. They aspirated my ankle, took fluid from the joint and still everything came back negative.
Now... I have the same huge, red, warm lumps on both my hand and leg. To me it looks like cellulitis. But I don't really know that much about it. The infectious disease docs on the phone This morning said get to the ER which is where I'm headed... But I don't want them to tell me it's nothing again. I cannot bend my wrist. It's the same joint pain as I had in my ankle.
What can I push them toward looking for? I don't want them to miss it again. It is something!! I'm lethargic, running a temp and have golf ball sized lumps.
Cmon brilliant problem solvers... What it this!!!!?! Cellulitis?
Hugs and thanks. And yes I'm just a squeak nervous.