Thursday, April 28, 2011

I don't even know...

Things have been crazy.
i got a massive infection on my right big toe, and went to the foot clinic to try to get seen, and was denied... several times. The secretaries didn't even check with so much as a nurse. I told them I am a diabetic with two giant wounds in my toe, which were bleeding through my socks on a daily basis, and they told me no.

Meanwhile, I was trying to get into a finromyalgia study, and my bloodwork came back with all sorts of weird numbers, so I was denied. I took the results to my PCP, who was LIVID that the foot clinic didn't do anything. He put me on clindamycin for 7 days. I took it all, and was still having a LOT of pain, and the pain was spreading, despite the redness getting a bit better. I went to the ER on Saturday because of that, and was given IV Clindamycin, and sent home with a prescription to take 10 more days of oral Clindamycin.

On Sunday night, while getting ready for bed, I was cleaning my foot, and a piece of calloused skin over the infection came off and acted like a razor, slicing deep into my toe. I didn't know what had happened at first. I wondered why my hands were wet, then I realized it was blood. I wrapped my toe in a tissue. I bled through THREE tissues. I decided I needed to go back to the hospital.

At first, they were going to send me home after less than 10 minutes, then, all of a sudden, they decided to admit me. I was there overnight. The podiatry people came in and sliced off a giant piece of my toe. No pain meds, no anesthesia. It hurt! I finally got them to give me a little pain medicine after 3 or 4 hours. I was not a happy camper. Then, they discharged me, telling me to follow up with foot clinic and my PCP within a week or so.

Hopefully all will go well. I am so sick of all of this.

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