Went to urgent care yesterday afternoon to see what could be done with, you guessed it, another abscess. They basically told me that they would not put me on antibiotics at this time, because they keep putting me on them so much, the MRSA has become resistant to clindamycin already. They did take a culture yesterday but that was awful. She basically stuck a #22 gauge needle in it to draw off fluid but didn't tell me prior to that, so I almost jumped off the table swinging and cursing. Have an appointment with my regular surgeon tomorrow to get it lanced and then one on Wednesday with my PCP to discuss long-term antibiotic therapy for suppression of this stuff. Hopefully, we can get a handle on it then or at least I hope we can.
Oh Amanda, what a nightmare!! I am so very sorry that you are going through this. To top it off, to have the doctor take a 22 gauge needle to aspirate it and not tell you ahead of time, I think I would have kicked him/her across the room. (Reminds me of a time when I had to go to the OB/GYN and my regular doctor was away and there was a female doctor filling in. She was extremely rough and I mean rough and I'm no wimp. I took my foot out of the stirrup and told her if she didn't ease up she wasn't going to be happy when she got my size 10 foot in her face!!). Anyway, I digress, I hope that you are able to get the help that you need. It is rough when you have MRSA which is an infection already resistant to antibiotics. I hope that today is a better day for you and I will be praying for you that when you go to have it lanced, it's not too horrible..
FlappysLady, I'll look into That. Thanks. Alwayz, I about came off that table swinging. Normally, that doesn't bother me, but that time it did especially considering where it is. It's just below my left breast, right where my bra would normally go. Thankfully, I have the female PA in the office tomorrow And I know there will be no chance of movement tomorrow, cause they do restrain by body weight. Oh my, this is gonna feel real good(not). I'm kind of dreading it actually.