Emergency Room - Saturday, June 12, 2010
I have been miserable since this past Monday when I did my swan dive off the curb at the beach in Pescadero and fell, with a decidely unladylike flop on my right shin. The whole area has continued to swell and the entire right leg has been affected. It's been five days now and the last twenty-four hours have gotten much worse. I am in so much pain and the bruising is everywhere. I've been icing it and keeping it elevated as much as possible. Last week, I completed a ten day course of Septra, an antibiotic for cellulitis in that lower leg but, today, the leg was warm to the touch, very edematous ( swollen ) and extremely painful. As much as I hated to do it, I finally went in to the emergency room.
The doctor gave me IV antibiotics and a ten day regimine of antibiotics by mouth and he wants me to come in the morning for another venous ultrasound. I told him I'd just had one on the 4th which was negative but he is concerned that, since the injury, I might have developed a clot. All I know is that I am in a lot of pain! I'm supposed to stay in bed with my feet elevated ( like I've been out dancing every day, right? ).
Forgive me if I can't keep up with posts and comments and following your blogs for a few days. I'll try to have my laptop in bed to work but it isn't all that easy. As soon as I'm back to normal
( well, abnormal ), I'll catch up!
Hugs to everyone!