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Judyin Philly

Cellulites-has Anyone Had It? Dx Fri Am After High Fevers

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I hope you get better soon! I had cellulitis in March when I failed to metabolize mold spores from intradermal allergy testing. Luckily, I caught it really fast, because I woke up one morning with a pulsing bullseye on my arm :blink:

Remember to try and eat some yogurt or something while you're on the antibiotics, those potent ones really do a number on your system! I think I'm finally recovering from those antibiotics, and the prednisone. I can still see the needle pinprick site!

Good luck at the dr, many hugs and healing vibes your way! :)

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Dr just called back will see me in 1/2 hr...Jim will drive me and I hope he goes in with me this time as I'm so cold and mentally and physically exhaused not sure I will remember what he said. Temp is 96.8 maybe why so tired at least looks better to us but foot so swollen since Sat.

Please say some prayers for me, guys, I'm kinda at my breaking point.

j

Judy, omgosh, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you have a good appt. with the doctor and that everything gets better real soon.

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tHANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS, THEY ARE WORKING.

JIM WENT INTO DR APT AND THINK HE WAS SURPRISED AT HOW I COULDN'T EVEN GET SOME FULL SENTENCES OUT...

DR..THINKS IT LOOKS BETTER..KEEP ON ORAL ANTIB, ELEVATE LEG ABOVE HEART TILL THE RASH GOES AWAY, WARM DAMP COMPRESSES SEEM TO REALLY HELP, CK HEAT FROM RASH THAT IT ISN'T HOTTER,

BIGGEST THING IS THE TEMP IF IT COMES UP HAVE TO CALL.

THEN SENT ME FOR BLOOD CLOT IN L LEG AND JUST GOT HOME. THERE WAS NOT A CLOT THANK GOD

SO TIRED THAT I CAN'T EVEN KEEP EYES OPEN. GIONG TO LAY DOWN.

NOT DOING PERSONAL EMAILS TODAY AS JUST TOO TIRED OF RUNNING TO DR AND WAITING ETC.

QUESTION TO ANY OUT THERE WHO HAVE HAD THIS

..DID IT MAKE YOU TIREDER THAN THE FLU.??????

..I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS EXHAUSTION AND ACHING EXCEPT WHEN I HAD PNEUMONIA WHICH THE ANTIBIOTIC SHOULD HE HITTING IF I HAD IT.

I'LL POST HERE LATER.

THANKS FOR CARING.

LOVE JUDY

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Oh good Judy- I'm glad the doctor felt things were improving. Mine was localized to my foot so I didn't feel tired but very sore.

But your infection site sounds much larger and it's a nasty infection so I'm not surprised you are wiped out. Put your head down and rest your weary eyes! Hugs and prayers, Beverly

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Judy-

So glad, no clots... Praying praying for you today. Just rest...you'll get through this... Update us when you can... Love ya friend!

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thanks patti for the phone support today.

dr called today and happy that the color is getting lighter and the fever is staying normal or below. said to expect the extreme fatigue and exhaustions will probably last 2 more weeks. Keep leg elevated and only lower as symptoms start to fade. so looks like it's going to be at least this long to start feeling even slightly norma....as least more info...how long did it take you folks who posted to feel better..aside from the leg pain?

The MRI showed the new shoulder blade myxoma (tumor) has grown and envolved the shoulder causing it to become frozen.

Appreciate all your posts. Enjoy feeling part of things when i get up and see your sweet posts.

Thanks again.

judy in philly

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Hi Judy- Still sending thoughts paryers and hugs your way! It took about two weeks for my infection to clear up but that was because I didn't stay off my feet (my sister went into labor so my infection got worse at first instead of better).

Just take your time and do what thedoc says. I'm glad it's getting beter. (((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))), Beverly

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I was pretty tired for a few days when I had cellulitis--and that was when I was in my 20's and energetic!

Sorry to hear about the tumor--frozen shoulder is no fun. :( Can they do anything about the tumor? Shrink it,or zap it with something

Hey, Judy, I figured out how to get it to print bigger--is this easier for you to read?

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FF___wow there you go girlfriend..

Actually Jim has now configured ours to rec'v all incoming mail and forum posts in the large print.

i appreciate the effort tho..that's why on here when i post i do in caps (on a bad days) and my spelling and all is so horrid...but ...people are bearing with me...

still praying for you surgery on Thurs...No the tumors are everywhere not just this one. been dealing with them since 1973,,,all the surgeons i like keep leaving and going to CA :ph34r: because of medical malpractice insurance here but know you know about that.

have to get off and leg up

Thanks all those who posted it was so nice to be remembered when your down.

judy

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I am glad to hear your progress report and now I know that I don't have to enlarge my type when I email you. Can Jim come to Arizona and do that to my computer - he he. That is pretty crappy about the shoulder. I know you deal with all those tumors on a daily basis, but a frozen shoulder is not a good thing for a gardener. Many Hugs and prayers for your continued recovery.

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So glad things are beginning to improve. I'm praying for rest and a break from pain and illness for you. Let me know what happens with your shoulder. Will talk soon--will write you my NYC summary soon and try to put in a few pics :) PS: Love the new kitty pic too...

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HI, MY HUsband had this 2 years ago. It's serious so stay on top of it.

You may need to find another hospital that can give you IVs you can tolerate.

No puncture wound was found but they said it could be as much as an infected hair.

He had to be opened up and packed with guaze. An inch a day was pulled out. It was

the most horrible smell and very painful for him. Be very careful and go get a second opinion.

good luck.

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HI AGAIN--STILL DOING BETTER BUT :ph34r: EHXHAUSTED...WENT TO CHIRO DR TODAY AT 5:00 AND SHE THOUGHT IT LOOKED BETTER. WENT OVER THE MRI OF THE SHOULDER AND DID A RANGE OF MOTION TEST ON EACH ARM AND OF COURSE THE RIGHT WAS FINE BUT SHE WAS SHOCKED WITH THE NO RANGE IN LEFT...CAN ONLY PUT IT LOWERER AROUND THE BACK AT THE WAIST.

SHE EXPLAINED THERE WERE 2 TUMORS.

ONE THE MUSCLE ACROSS THE TOP OF THE BONE ON THE SHOULDER THAT RUNS TO THE SHOULDER IS WHAT'S CAUSING THE LOSS OF UPPER WARD MOTION.

THE SECOND ONE IS AT THE EDGE OF THE SHOULDER JOINT...

I SURE DON'T KNOW THE NAMES OF THEM BUT SHE'S COMING UP WITH A PLAN OF ATTACK AND I SEE HER AGAIN ON FRI.

SHES GETTING THE DISKS AND THEN SHOWING THEM TO ME ON THE COMPUTER...I FEEL RELEIVED..

SHE SAID TO FORGET IT FOR NOW...AND I SURE AM.

JUST CONCENTRATING ON KEEPING LEG UP .IT'S SO HARD TO DO OR ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING WHEN THIINGS ON YOUR LAP AND LEG HIGHER...

ANY PT PEOPLE OUT THERE...ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS OTHER THAN MOIST HEAT ON THE LEG?

ENJOY READING YOUR POSTS...THANKS.

jUDY

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judy- i'm so sorry that you have been through so much pain and illness lately.

The only advice I can give you is the best advice someone gave me at the hardest time in my life- DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE!!!!

We love you and are rooting for you every inch of the way. Wish I could hug you in person :wub:

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Breathing--great advice!

Also--chicken soup! You need chicken soup! Preferably made with a Kosher chicken , lots of onions, carrots, a sweet potato, parsnip, dill, and parsley(hey, my grandma didn't call it, "Jewish Penicillin for nuthin'!").

Can your husband chop some of that up and throw it in the crockpot for you?

Failing that, I think Kitchen Basics chicken stock (sold in cardboard containers) are gluten-free. They havea website and a 1-800 phone number.

Sending you lots of good vibes!!!!

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Also--chicken soup! You need chicken soup! Preferably made with a Kosher chicken , lots of onions, carrots, a sweet potato, parsnip, dill, and parsley(hey, my grandma didn't call it, "Jewish Penicillin for nuthin'!").

AMEN!!! The easiest way to do the soup thing is to get bone-in chicken breasts so you get extra stocky stock, just pull out the icky bits after it's done. My mom practically gave us the Jewish Penicillin intravenously when we were sick...

A hot toddy might not be bad for you either, a little whiskey, tea, lemon, and honey might make you feel a bit better too. Always works for me!

And gatorade!!!

Feel better! :)

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Aw hon, I wish I had some advice for you, but like I told you in the e-mail, all I've got is {{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I've never had cellulitis and hope I never do, sounds awful.

Rest Elevate and Heat... sounds like a good plan to me... although, I don't know if it would help or hurt, so please ask your Dr. if they think that ICE packs would help. (RICE is the pt motto I usually stick to... Rest Ice Compression Elevation) but I don't think that would apply in this situation. So please ask your Dr. if they think ice packs might help, if they don't think so then completely disregard that suggestion!

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:) Judy, I just read this tonight and am shocked at how sick you have been. I had cellulites about 4 yrs ago from a green head fly bite on a NJ beach. My leg swelled so bad I could feel swishing when I would walk from the fluid. I was exhausted a good month after the healing, but that was before dx and I was still eating gluten so my prayer is for a speedy recovery for you and the shoulder too. You have been through enough already.

FYI--My son bought a mouse for my computer that has a magnifier on it. I don't think it was very expensive if anyone has vision problems, it is really helpful.

GET WELL SOON!!! ALL OF US ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!!!!!

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I'M ALIVE---IT'S BEEN ONE WEEK AND ONE DAY...AND I'M BETTER.

THE ANKLE AND FOOT WERE 4 TIMES THE SIZE YESTERDAY BUT LEG BETTER. TODAY THE SWELLING LOOKED GOOD AND GOT UP AND GOT SOME FOOD WITH THE PILL AND BY THE TIME I WAS DONE THE SWELLING WAS BACK..BUT IT'S HOPEFUL NOW.

I KNOW IT WAS YOUR PRAYERS AND THE LORD HELPING ME ACCEPT THE' THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE'

IT'S BEEN ALMOST 2 WEEKS OF FADING IN AND OUT OF SLEEP AND PILLS & 'FOOT OVER HEAD' AND NOT AN EASY POSITION FOR SOME ONE MY SIZE OR MOBILITY LIMITATIONS.

I'VE MISSED MY GARDEN BUT SINCE IT'S WHERE I GOT THIS...NO AS MUCH :)

STILL HAVE TO STAY OFF IT AND ELEVATE IT HIGHER THAN HEART BUT I'M AM HOPE FULL

ALSO THINK I POSTED THE DVT SHOWED I DID NOT HAVE A BLOOD CLOT SO THAT WAS GOOD.

WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS..GETTING KINDA ANTSY IN THE HOUSE FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS BUT AT LEAST THE SUN IS SHINNING.

THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME.

HUGS AND LOVE

JUDY IN PHILLY

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Hey Judy- Just wanted to say a quick hello and I'm glad things are improving- keep on healing!!!!!!! Hugs, Beverly

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Hi, Judy,

Hope you keep improving. Never underestimate the healing power of a good laugh--rent some funny movies!

Most of the movies I like tend to be either old, old-fashioned, ormade for kids, but here are some that I just love:

Singin in the Rain

Hook (sequel to Peter Pan with Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten his past)

Finding Nemo

Monsters, Inc (wonderful film!)

Toy Story

Toy Story II

When Harry Met Sally

You've Got Mail

The 39 Steps (1930's Alfred Hitchcock--very funny)

The Lady Vanishes (ditto)

North By Northwest

Notorious (not a comedy, a thriller, but I can't resist Cary Grant!)

The Sound of Music (sing along--it'll lift your spirits!)

Oklahoma

Anything with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Anything with Robin Williams

You can also find TV series on DVD now. My mother (of all people) sent me "Sex and the City," and it's hilarious, and you can find "I Love Lucy" and "Dick Van Dyke", too. My kids love "Jonny Quest!"

Hope something on here will bring you smiles!

Hugs,

Alison

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NEED PRAYERS AGAIN...JUDY IN PHILLY

ROBIN SENT ME A SWEET NOTE AND PM'D HER AND THOUGHT I'D BETTER POST HERE SO YOU ALL COULD GATHER THE 'PRAYER TROOPS'..I NEED FOR EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALING....

I'M JUST GOING TO DO A CUT AND PASTE OF WHAT I WROTE BACK TO ROBBIN --BEAR WITH THE MISSPELLING PLEASE.

Robbin,

you are so dear.....

NO, SOORY NOT BETTER NOW...sitting here crying my eyes out with your sweet post..wanted to go on forum and tell everyone i'm better but after going off anti. mONDAY AM the temp went up and swelling back..

went to chiro this AM and she said I was not as good as Fri. It was really good then and she was so encouraged, so was I.

A friend who is Nsg Asst. was in the office too and she and i worked together at the hospital so chiro called her in to look at leg.

She's also the head of diabetes center of major hosptial here and used to seeing celluitis They decided i needed to see internist.

....so went and sat in my internists office w/o apt and he saw me after all patients went home...bless him...he put me back on the antib again..and i have to get a pressure stocking for the left leg. Dr said it helped another pt with this awhile ago and i should try it.

so it will be foot over head for 10 more days 24/7

since this is the only antib i can take he's worried about C diff.....know Rachel has talked about that but it's this or nothing or the hospital...so what choice do i have.

Was to go be with hubby at end of year picnic for his birding group and he went alone and he was fine with it ...but...not what i planned for our retirement days of free and happy traveling..but.....NOT IN HOSPITAL...SO COUNT MY BLESSINGS.

OK, TOOK ANTIBO 1/2 AGO AND CAN LAY DOWN NOW (and did now almost 7:00 PM) and the swelling looks better.

BUT COULD SURE USE SOME PRAYERS...PLEASE,,,,,MY FRIENDS OUT THERE ...HELP ME HEAL...

LOVE TO YOU ROBBIN AND ALL THE REST WHO HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR ME. I will be ck'n the forum as your emails really really help me emotionally. Don't want to whine here...hey, not in hospital, so that's a plus. I'll keep short posts up. what would i do without you all. :blink::huh:

jUDY IN PHILLY

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Awww, Judy, wht a bummer!

Question: Did they do any kind of culture of the pus or whatever is in the swelling so that they know EXACTLY what bacteria they are dealing with here? And did they have you on IV antibiotics?

When I had cellulitis 17 years ago, I came to the ER at quite an early stage (because I was out of town and it was my only health care choice), and I was IMMEDIATELY hooked up to IV antibiotics. I was very surprised at this (and worried about the expense, too), and asked why they didn't just send me home with a prescription, and was told that the IV antibiotics were the only way to deal with cellulitis. After 3 hours on the IV, THEN I was sent home with a prescription!

Anyway, hang in there! It's only 10 days, and then you'll be able to enjoy summer!

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