Wednesday, February 13, 2008


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?



Karen said...

Geez... haven't been here for awhile and come back to find you in this precarious situation.

Get well, my friend.

{Hugs} said...

Bless your heart!

Rain said...

I am sorry you are going through this again and I am glad you did not wait too long to go to the doctors.

Happy Valentines Day ((Hugs))

Jack K. said...

I could leave a cheap shot like, "Some folks will do anything to get attention", but I won't. The pain is too intense and an effort to laugh would only exacerbate it.

Glad to know the meds are beginning to do their thing. I'll add you to the list to send Reiki energy to.

When the bod says sleep, do it.

Didn't the doc say something about keeping your feet higher than your head? Have you resorted to walking on your hands yet?

May love and peace be with you always.

Jack K. said...

And good health, too

Jude Allen said...

Take it easy and rest ol' buddy. We'll still be here when you feel better.