Sunday, January 3, 2010
Day 3 - Antibiotics are My Friend
Wow, 2010 started with a bang for me! I hope this isn't TMI, but New years day I woke up to find my inner thighs swollen, red, painful...the next day (yesterday) they were getting worse. At that time I decided to go to a walk-in clinic (or hobble-in clinic in my case). I don't think the nurse practioner was expecting such a freak case to come in. She wasn't sure what was wrong with me and felt better just directing me to the ER! So I drove myself to the ER...something I don't want to do again...not that a hospital should feel like a scary place, but I have to say there are some strange & somewhat scary people in the ER! I was finally called back after sitting there alone, often pulling my scarf up over my nose & mouth for fear that I would pick up something more scary than the freak show going on with my legs before I left! I have to admit that I was hacking a lung right along with them because I've had a cold this week as well. Finally I was called back and seen...around this time the hubs finally arrives...and I was diagnosed with cellulitus. A bacteria infection under my skin. On my legs. My inner thigs to be exact. Talk about uncomfortable! I mean, seriously? Who gets this? How do you get this? I'm still unsure how I got it but I've been hobbly wobbly for a few days. With all that said, the doc gave me some great antibiotics and they are already working! So, to tribute the little bad boys that have caused me great relief, day 3 pics are of the generic form of my friend the antibiotic, Bactrim. My entire household is on antibiotics at the moment. My poor baby has a double ear infection, my husband has sinus funk, and me...well I'm just a freak. In 2010 I am going to try not to take feeling good forgranted. Today is the first day in a near week I have felt good and my boy is on the mend as well. Thank you antibiotics.