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cellulitus sucks
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Being hospitalized for it sucks worse. My right calf is twice the size of my left. Walking on it brings new levels of pain.

I've had it before, about 8 years ago, but it was nothing like this. It's frustrating, because I have no idea how long I'm going to be in here. It will depend on how Dr Z thinks the antibiotics are doing that are currently dripping into my arm. If he thinks they are knocking it down, he'll switch me to the pill form, and let me go home tomorrow hopefully. If not, he'll switch me to a different IV antibiotic, and I'll be stuck here for 10 more days.

~sigh~

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Ick - hope you feel better. Which hospital are you in?

Thanks, I'm at Stonewall Jackson in Lexington.

That sucks. My leg still swells like crazy with residual inflammation from the soft tissue damage (apparently permanent) cellulitis did to me 4 years ago, and I can't do anything for it but wear compression socks. In my case, they ran a pick line and sent me home after 4 days with another 2 weeks of IV Zosyn rather that keep me in the hospital. I still had . Anyway, in short, I can sympathize -- I know what you're going through.

So, what are you, out at AMC?

that is what I am on - the IV Zosyn. Last time I had it, the just gave me cipro, and away it went. The bacteria in this instance was much more aggressive. Dr Z admitted today that he was really scared with the speed this came on and spread, if we had waited just 12 hours to come in, it could have turned to sepsis...but we are past that now. the antibiotics are taking hold and doing their thing.

I'm at Stonewall Jackson in Lexington. Not as nice as AMC, but Amy and Ed work here =).

Zosyn is kinda nice because it's sort of an antibiotic cocktail, though the pieces are all (IIRC) derived from penicillin. Cipro's usually regarded as a drug of last resort, I think because of the increased tendonitis/tendon rupture risk (don't hold me to that, though.)

If you were in AMC, I'd try to stop by -- T is moving in with Mendollyn, so we're making bunches of trips back and forth to Waynesboro at the moment. Lexington is a bit far afield, though, so I will settle for wishing you get well quickly.

I appreciate the thought!

That sucks. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs.

Hope you feel better soon!

Thank you! It's driving me nuts!

Hope you feel better soon and that you are not too bored in the hospital. I had never heard of cellulitis before. So far, I've gathered that it's an infection, and that it causes swelling. I hope it doesn't do anything else and that it goes away quickly and never comes back. *hugs*

it causes a lot of swelling, and in my case, it is apparently caused by two types of strep at the same time ~sigh~ just got news that I'm being moved up to the next level of antibiotics...I may never get out of here

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