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Judyin Philly

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

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HI ALL--HAD A REALLY ROUGH 2 DAYS. YESTERDAY WAS AN INCONTINANT DAY AND THUS LOTS OF WASH..AND UNEXPECTED COMPANY AND TOLD 2 PEOPLE NOT TO COME OVER...TRYING SO HARD HERE.

TODAY SLEPT THROUGH THE 5:00 AM PILL W/FOOD AND JIM HAD TO WAKE ME UP AT 6:30 TO TURN ALARM OFF TO TAKE PILL SO OF COURSE, RUNNING LAST WITH PILLS ALL DAY AGAIN..

AFTER I WENT TO THE BATHROOM MY NECK AT HAIR LINE STARTED TO ITCH, THEN SCALP AND THE BEHIND THE EARS...THEN NECK AND DOWN TO BREASTS...DRANK LOTS OF WATER AND TOOK YEAST DEFENCE AND ACIDOPHOLIS AND LAID DOWN --STILL ITCHING..SO SAID..'OK BRING IT ON I'M SICK AND TIRED OF GUESSING AND WORRING..SO GOT IN 'hot' tub and soaked for 1/2 and EVEN FELL ASLEEP IN THE TUB..I FIGURED IF IT WAS ALLERGIC REACTION TO ANTIB IT WOULD FORCE A RASH, MORE INTENCE ITCHING, OR HIVES...GOT OUT AND LAID DOWN AGAIN WITH FOOT UP AND ITCHING WAS GONE .....GO FIGURE...JUST EXHAUSED THIS AM AND STAYED IN BED TILL NOON....THE BEDROOM WAS VERY HOT AND HUMID...WENT DOWNSTAIRS WHERE IT WAS COOLER AND HAD SOMETING TO EAT AND FELT BETTER....

THEN PHONE CALL --HAD TO GET 7 SCRAP BOOKS READY TO BE PICKED UP TODAY FOR GARDEN CLUB. ( I TURNED OVER THE 'CRITTER' WORKSHOP COMMITMENT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND ...OF COURSE WEREN'T DONE. WORKED ON THEM AND GOT DINNER AND NOW FINISHING UP. SAID THEY'D BE READY BY 11:00 TOMORROW...

I'M GETTING SO VERY WEARY OF FIGHTING THIS...YOU'D THINK I'D BE FEELING BETTER AND SWELLING WOULD BE GONE BY NOW..OF COURSE IT'S BETTER BUT STILL SWELLS UP IF I'M ON IT FOR ANY PERIOD AND NO I WASN'T DOWN 100% OF THE TIME OVER THE WEEKEND...HELL IT'S BEEN ALMOST 4 WEEKS + ON WED......

IT'S BEEN POURING RAIN ALL DAY...I MEAN THERE WAS NOT WAY I WAS GOING TO DR OUT IN THIS WEATHER ....YES, I COULD HAVE CALLED JUST WASN'T UP TO HEARING ANYTHING...JUST WANTED TO STAY HOME AND BE ALONE....

NOW JUST GETTING TO A POINT WHERE I CAN GET THE JOB FINNISHED BY 11:00 TOMORROW. IT'S 9:00 AND THINK IN 1/2 WILL LAY DOWN AND IF I FALL ASLEEP BEFORE PILL AT 10:30 SO BE IT....

I SO ADMIRE ARMETTA AND KAREN AND TANYA...YOU GUYS JUST SEEM TO NEVER GIVE UP...I'M TRYING HERE BUT :ph34r: BUT JUST WEARING OUT...

PRAYERS WOULD STILL BE APPRECIATED...

HUGS

JUDY

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Judy

Read your posts...I wish I could add something to help but I don't know anything more about celluitiis than it's painful and you have to elevate and wear some type of leg support stocking.

Just wish the leg was better and this episode was behind you.

D.

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Judy

Read your posts...I wish I could add something to help but I don't know anything more about celluitiis than it's painful and you have to elevate and wear some type of leg support stocking.

Just wish the leg was better and this episode was behind you.

D.

Deb thanks for your post...there really isn't anything to say or add...appreciate your note and caring..i wish it was too. each day brings a new surprise...maybe today it will be healing...who knows after 4 weeks :ph34r:

judy

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Judy, I am so sorry that you are having such ups and downs. Also sorry that I have not been doing emails to you or anyone. You are a fighter and you will get through this. I know it is so hard not to be negative at times, but we have to try. I am still praying for you. MANY HUGS.

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Oh Judy, how I wish I could do something to bring you tangible relief from all this. I am glad the itching is gone...hopefully that will stay away. That is a ton of scrapbooks!! Too bad Rachel and I and other scrapbookers can't come over and help you whip them out :) Wish I knew about Celulitis...maybe even after the infection is gone, it takes a few months for swelling and sensitivity to go away. Feel good enough to keep checking e-mail? Praying much for you today...

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Judy, I am so sorry that you are having such ups and downs. Also sorry that I have not been doing emails to you or anyone. You are a fighter and you will get through this. I know it is so hard not to be negative at times, but we have to try. I am still praying for you. MANY HUGS.

Thanks Armetta--Didn't expect u to email...one post on forum to keep us updated is great. want u to take it easy and rest....I just turned the computer on and dropped you a line.

didn't mean to come of 'negative' just weary and tired. up at 6:30 and finished the garden club project and started dinner and now coming up to go back to bed...ankel only 1/2 in bigger so that's not bad..maybe i am healing... :rolleyes::) just have a bad headache from the hummidity.

hope you like the nurs.

good luck

judy

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Oh Judy, how I wish I could do something to bring you tangible relief from all this. I am glad the itching is gone...hopefully that will stay away. That is a ton of scrapbooks!! Too bad Rachel and I and other scrapbookers can't come over and help you whip them out :) Wish I knew about Celulitis...maybe even after the infection is gone, it takes a few months for swelling and sensitivity to go away. Feel good enough to keep checking e-mail? Praying much for you today...

Thanks Jen--the scrap books are done and ready for her to pick up..might even put on porch so i don't have to see her or converse...

interesting point re: taking awhile for swelling and sensitivity to go away. will ask dr. tomorrow am at 8:30.

one day and 'counting'

yep, send on the email...love cking during my 1/2 hr 'sit up time'

printed all the houses out so i know which one is which. enjoying that.

there's one i really like...after...of course, the first one that sold. that one was neat.

thanks for the prayers.

love

judy

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I second the laughter being good medicine. still praying for you!!!

sounds like you're doing too much, though. TAKE IT EASY!!!!! :)B)

Hugs,

Tanya

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Hey Judy- Just checking the thread because I was thinking of you. Hope today is better (and every day after). Love, Beverly

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hi all

let's see--warm honey and lemon..laughter...hummmmmm :blink: think i got it..

Tanya--saw your post to Armetta--

(My daughter had a PICC line for months when she had bactremia and cellulitis.)

Thought i knew what a PICC line was but not sure now...is it surgically put in??? Do you think if my dr. tomorrow morning doesn't think it's better enough...and doesn't want oral antib...he would do a PICC line...is the medicine in a pouch attached to you rather than a bag and poll..???

would a home ns have to be assigned like Armetta????

lot's of questions and i'm sorry but want to be ready for Q's for the dr tomorrow...YES, thinking positive..but don't want to be caught off guard w/o options...even if her doesn't have them.

I know you have alot on you plate now and hate to bother you with this.

glad Megan had a nice play date and Mom got some relief from a visit with a friend too.

thanks everyone.

judy

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hi all

let's see--warm honey and lemon..laughter...hummmmmm :blink: think i got it..

AND REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop trying to do so much (I should talk- I am the EXACT same way as you-hubby had to practically tie me down after gall bladder surgery, but it is REALLY important that you stay off that leg!

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AND REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop trying to do so much (I should talk- I am the EXACT same way as you-hubby had to practically tie me down after gall bladder surgery, but it is REALLY important that you stay off that leg!

I know I know I know :blink:<_< but it's been 4 weeks today and the house looks like crap...stains on the family room carpet...(I know what advice i've give others :lol:)

BUT my cleaning lady is coming tomorrow..called her and begged her not to come as she won't be free for another month...and it's to be pouring tomorrow and i asked her to do a special favor and clean the small carpet but the sofa where ive spilled so many cranberry juices ove the past 4 weeks...

shes' coming and now have to try and get the stuff put away so she can clean.

yes, yes, yes..do i want a clean house or the hospital...IT'S A NO BRAINER BUT I'M SPINNING HERE...

JUST NOT COPING WELL TODAY. AND HAVE A HORRID HEAD ACHE FROM THE WEATHER...

OH HECK, GOING TO LAY DOWN.

THANKS bEV FOR CARING.

J

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thanks BEV

AFTER I GOT YOUR EMAIL I WENT AND GOT THE ICE PACKS AND AM GOING TO REST AND GET THE LEG UP AND BREATHE... :) LOOKING FORWARD TO IT...THANKS IN ADVANCE..

YOUR THE BEST..

I RE READ MY POST...IT SURE MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL

WHO GIVES A 'DING' ABOUT THE HOUSE..HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE HERE.

WILL KNOW TOMORROW...

CROCK POT DINNER IS ALMOST READY SO I WILL JUST LET IT ALL GO.....AND REST AND BREATHE.

HUGS AND ATHANKS

JUDY

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Best advice I ever got was drink tea, rest and don't forget to breathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Advice from a wise woman I know.

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thanks BEV

AFTER I GOT YOUR EMAIL I WENT AND GOT THE ICE PACKS AND AM GOING TO REST AND GET THE LEG UP AND BREATHE... :) LOOKING FORWARD TO IT...THANKS IN ADVANCE..

YOUR THE BEST..

I RE READ MY POST...IT SURE MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL

WHO GIVES A 'DING' ABOUT THE HOUSE..HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE HERE.

WILL KNOW TOMORROW...

CROCK POT DINNER IS ALMOST READY SO I WILL JUST LET IT ALL GO.....AND REST AND BREATHE.

HUGS AND ATHANKS

JUDY

It doesn't make you look like a ding! We all sweat the small stuff!! I am famous for that! :D

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THANKS AGAIN ALL

DON'T WANT THE NICKNAME 'DING' SO GUESS i BETTER BEHAVE.

WOW--SAW I POSTED ABOUT 3:00 AND IT'S NOW 6:10 AND JUST WOKE UP :blink::huh:

JUST MEASURED LEG AND IT'S DOWN A TINY BIT BUT THE ICE PACK FELL OFF AND THINK LEG FEEL OFF PILLOWS TOO....BUT

FEEL ALOT BETTER BUT STILL HAVE HEADACHE.

GLAD DINNER IS READY JUST HAVE A FEW OTHER THINGS TO PREPARE AND THEN DINNER AND PILLS BY 6:20

MUCH MORE INFO THAN IS NEEDED TO PUT...BUT YOU'VE BEEN SO HELPFUL

J

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Have a good evening, Judy! Good news that the leg is down a little bit--I'm happy to hear that you're going to get your rest, and let everything else wait. I know that's hard to do, but that's the thing about work--it'll wait for you :D

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but had to take my son to the dentist for the last checkup after his oral surgery. He was a little angel, so things went great.

I can't think of what PICC stands for right now. It's basically a very heavy duty IV. We had a home health nurse to change the dressing on it once a week, but otherwise, I managed it. You have to be very sterile while changing out IV bags, though. I used to work as a nurse's aid in high school and am comfortable with things like that, so it wasn't hard. Meg's veins are so tiny and crooked b/c she's got a bad heart that a regular IV wouldn't even make it a day, usually. That's why the PICC was needed. Veins tend to weaken with heavy antibiotics (she was on vancomyacin and gentomyacin), so for long term it was the best for her. It does have to be placed by trained nurses or drs. Meg's was so hard to place that they had to do by radiology to even see a place to put it.

For home use, though, we had a portable IV pump that was in like a fanny pack that made it easeir to carry her around. I used a big laundry basket with a blanket for padding to put her and the IV pump and feeding tube pump all in. Made it much easier.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have other questions. Leaving early tomorrow for Vanderbilt, but should check in later tonight.

hi all

let's see--warm honey and lemon..laughter...hummmmmm :blink: think i got it..

Tanya--saw your post to Armetta--

(My daughter had a PICC line for months when she had bactremia and cellulitis.)

Thought i knew what a PICC line was but not sure now...is it surgically put in??? Do you think if my dr. tomorrow morning doesn't think it's better enough...and doesn't want oral antib...he would do a PICC line...is the medicine in a pouch attached to you rather than a bag and poll..???

would a home ns have to be assigned like Armetta????

lot's of questions and i'm sorry but want to be ready for Q's for the dr tomorrow...YES, thinking positive..but don't want to be caught off guard w/o options...even if her doesn't have them.

I know you have alot on you plate now and hate to bother you with this.

glad Megan had a nice play date and Mom got some relief from a visit with a friend too.

thanks everyone.

judy

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but had to take my son to the dentist for the last checkup after his oral surgery. He was a little angel, so things went great.

I'M SO GLAD SOMETHING WENT WELL FOR YOU... :)

PLEASE DON'T APPOLIGIZE I DIDN'T SEE THIS POST TILL NOW AT 11:30--

YOUR INFO WAS SO HELPFUL...TALKED TO LYNNE TONIGHT AND I SURE DON'T WANT A PICC LINE WOW THAT'S A BIG DEAL ESP AFTER READING ARMETTA'S POST OF HOW IT WAS DONE..WOW

Hope that helps. IT DID THANK YOU SO MUCH, TANYA

I WILL BE SAYING PRAYERS FOR YOU AND MEGAN TOMORROW.

SOUNDS LIKE A BIG DECISION DAY...WILL PRAY FOR THE WISDOM AND GUIDENCE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HER....

KNOW YOU'LL POST WHEN YOU GET HOME IF YOU HAVE THE ENERGY...

LOVE AND HUGS

JUDY

Let me know if you have other questions. THANKS I WILL. Leaving early tomorrow for Vanderbilt, but should check in later tonight.

that "strange technique" is called contrast therapy and it can be very effective... I use it on my hands sometimes after especially busy weeks doing massage and it really helps.

Epsom salts or sea salts are also good to add to water as a soak to reduce toxins and inflammation, ask your Dr. or Chiropractor what they think about that...

I'm sorry this is hanging on for you and still giving you grief... take care of yourself please!

tHANKS WILL TELL DR AND CHIRO ABOUT IT TOMORROW AT APT IN AM AT 8:30

THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SURE COULD WORK.

SENT YOU A NEAT EMAIL RE"VET" THOUGHT YOU COULD USE IT.

LOVE

JDUY

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:) Judy, you are still in my prayers. I think the soak idea is a good one. I had to soak my leg in epsom salts when I had cellulitis from a nasty green head beach fly. We are getting a major soaking here in VA and I saw on the weather channel you were too. Tomorrow is supposed to be a breather before more on Thursday, so I hope the same for you and you have a great Weds. Humid rainy weather is not good when you already feel rotten. I like the idea of funny movies. Get hubby to stock up on some good comedy for when the rain comes back :)

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Judy and Armetta,

Keeping both you guys in my prayers.......

Judy, after the night and day I just went through, I sure as heck felt like giving up today....... This too shall pass.....

Luv ya's

Karen

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Judy and Armetta,

Keeping both you guys in my prayers.......

Judy, after the night and day I just went through, I sure as heck felt like giving up today....... This too shall pass.....

Luv ya's

Karen

Ah Honey I'm sorry

I had such esp about you today. I was afraid that you were having a bad day. I have one day tomorrow to call you can Wed was a day the kids were in school. Let me know by email if you want me to call you or not.

See the dr at 8:30 and manybe chiro after that..but could after say 1:00 if it would help. Will lose free calling on the 29th :(:(:(

hope tomorrow is better for all 3 of us :)

Love and hugs

judy

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I am so sorry Karen that yesterday was so bad for you. You are such a strong and happy person and I really admire your strength with dealing with your health. I hope today is much better for you.

Judy, let us know what the doctor and Chiro say.

I slept 4 hours straight, before the sweating woke me up. So, today will be better. Tomorrow will be better. The day after that will be better. etc. etc. etc. :lol::lol: he he.

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Judy, Armetta and Karen- hang in there! I'm so sorry everyone having such a rough time. Hugs to all of you! Beverly

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