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Author Topic: Cellulitis..(sigh)  (Read 3420 times)

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Offline ubotts

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« on: November 16, 2007, 05:07:03 AM »
 :( I was visiting my aunt in the Bronx, and decided to take a walk to see if I see
any old friends of mine..
Anyway..when I was walking, It felt like my sock was crumpled up on top on my foot
in my slip on blue suede shoes..
I figured when I got home, Id fix that darn sock that gave me so much trouble as  I

When I got to my aunts home, I immediately took off my shoe, and my sock was fine.
Then I took off my sock and had a red blotch on the top of my foot right above my toes..

Well this thing got bigger and bigger, so I called the Dr's. Office to make an appt.
The 2 doctors will be gone for 2 weeks because they are attending a conference..

Now they tell me go to another place for now, and its right by you..just tell them that
joy sent you..so I call..and they need a damn referral..

Little did I know I didn't have to pick an HMO..so Monday I go to see this Dr while
mine are out of town, and this doctor told me he can help me to go back on straight
I said great, because these HMO'S don't take alot of things that plain old Medicaid did.
So that will be fixed. (phew wiping the sweat from my brow)...

Anyway I couldn't wait till Monday for my Dr appt..My foot has gotten redder and it spread on the sides of my foot going up to my ankle....

I was told I had cellulitits..They said It is common when you have a low immune system.

The Doctor said it could of been a number of reasons why I got a skin infection..that's
what cellulitis is..But how did I get an infection, when there was no open wound or

Anyway, I just got out of the ER and he put me on Clindamycin 300 mgs 4 times a day.
Plus percocet for pain...

I hope by the time I do get to the doctors office, it will have gone down with the
help of the antibiotic's....

Having a low immune system is getting to me..
After being hiv for 21 yrs now, it seems like its attacking me all at once.
Besides my foot, my face swelled up and I had huge hives..
Now that has nothing to do with my foot..so what the hell is it..

I know i have been bruising very easily, I can deal with that, but when it comes to
my face >:( I get madder than a wet hen..

Plus I got herpes above my butt, just about where the spine ends....
It seems like everythings going wrong all at once..

I feel scared for the first time since I was diagnosed 21 yrs ago..........

I feel I am going down hill fast..

I am co-infected with Hep C as well..and those numbers were though the roof, have
to have a certain blood panel test done again for that..
I had a hep b shot last year, and they want to do it again..saying it didn't take.. ???
Whats that about..

Hell I don't know... :'( I just feel like giving up..I really do..Maybe god and the cocktails
helped me to stay alive this long, and I should be thankful for that much, but I am
scared shitless when I look into my future.............ha future...if it will be it will be..

I am falling apart at the seams, and I cant get it back together..
Everything came out at once..which freaks me the fuck out big time..

Its late, I cant sleep and I needed to vent..

Thank you who took the time out to read my verbal vomit post...

I don't want to scare anyone..

This is me...we are all different even though we have the same disease..

What works for one person, doesn't always work for the other..I must be the other :'(

I am stopping all my pills and letting nature take its course..I am so tired so very tired..
The holidays are overwhelming me this year, and I just want to run away from it all.

Just not sure where to run to....at times like this I wish my mother was still alive.

She always said the right things and made good sense when I was feeling down..
But shes gone and I don't know where to turn, so here I am posting at 4:46 a.m.

Thanks for letting me vent....
You guys are the best...ciao...Serra buona ...

Gonna try to rest........I am too keyed up right now..

I think I'll smoke a doobie to take the edge off, and open some of that wine I was saving for a special occasion....

Tonight seems just right for opening up and dusting off that special bottle I had for
way too long......Salute..cheers, bottoms up, oops exept mine..ouchie there too..

Say good night Gracie...........Gracie says to George, Good night Gracie ;)
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Cellulitis..(sigh)
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 08:48:30 PM »
Hey Ubotts,

I hear you. After 22 years, seems like things started to happen all at once for me too.

All we can do is take a day at a time and hope for the best.

I don't smoke the green, cause it makes me ill (allergic). But, a nice glass of wine or two sounds like a great idea.

Hang in there. We are hiking this path together and sometimes we all end up stumbling over the rocks.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)


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