Monday, May 14, 2012

Surgery - AGAIN?! Well-my darn foot required ANOTHER surgery last weekend!!! My foot started swelling and VERY painful after going to Disneyland over that weekend. I went in to my doctor and he thought I broke it again. So the next day, I went in to my foot surgeon who said no it was not broken, but I had developed cellulitis. So I was put on oral antibiotics. Well, 3 days later the redness has spread to the rest of the foot and starting to go up my calf. So I had to go to the foot doctor the next morning-who had to lance it and then straight to the hospital for IV antibiotics. If that wasn't enough-the next morning he had to open the foot back up and do a antibiotic wash and make sure the staph had not gotten under the hardware. Thankfully we caught this before it got to the bone or my blood. BUT-now it is such a SLOW recovery. The oral antibiotics are chewing my stomach up. We are going back and forth on putting a PIC line in and having IV anitibiotics at home every day. So it is a daily process. Thanks to my lupus and the drugs I am on to treat it-I can no longer fight infections and that is why this whole thing happened. Funny that MAY is Lupus awareness month huh?! All I do is sit on a sofa with my foot up or sleep. I have no energy! So I am hoping the next couple of weeks will bring some good news with this foot!
Lovely pictures huh? First one is right when we noticed something was "up" The second one is after surgery. The third one is my lovely arm because my veins have been destroyed by all these drugs-can't start an IV!!