It isn't very pretty to look at, but this will give you a fair idea of what my legs looks like now. The left leg (in the forefront) is relatively normal. The right leg is swollen and bright red. Even the ankles are swollen.
No, that is not a photo of my legs. I found this on the net while looking for an image that closely resembled my situation. This image does just that.
Today went a lot smoother than yesterday. I had to come in for just an IV dose of an anti-biotic. They decided to draw some more blood since I was there, to check on my potassium and white cell level. The potassium was back up thanks to the four pills they administered yesterday. Also, the while blood cell levels were on the rise.
The doctor said the infection was starting to withdraw, but it still take another two or three days before I noticed any appreciable difference in the levels of pain. I have to return tomorrow for at least one more IV treatment. He did give me a prescription of anti-biotics that will replace the intra-venous intrusions starting tomorrow.
I arrived there at 1:45 for a 2 o'clock appointment. I was home by 4 pm.
Even today, considerably shorter in duration than the day before, was very tiring. I slept from about 4:15 to 8:15. After getting some groceries into my system, I decided to record my day here on the blog.
As I'm sitting here typing, I am finding myself nodding. I guess the body wants some more rest. Who am I to deny it?