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Nov 27, 2015 10:26 PM

Had an abscess rupture tonight. It's not looking all that bad right now, but will be calling for further instructions from either my PCP or my surgeons office in the morning. Again, can't do anything with it tonight. This totally makes this the crappiest Thanksgiving weekend in recent memory. I don't know rather to laugh or cry about it already. I think it's a mixture of both. Please don't be alarmed. It will be dealt with tomorrow early. I promise! Will check back in when I know what's going on.

Nov 28, 2015 4:48 AM

Cellulitis again. 2nd time in 2 weeks. Antibiotics. Call surgeon on Monday even though the ER already spoke to him this morning. This fucking sucks!

Nov 28, 2015 5:31 AM

I am so sorry Amanda. I know you have been having a terrible time with this. I am so sorry you are going through this and it continues to test you. I was thinking of the expression when someone endures something for a long time, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I was thinking that person must not have had problems like this because yes it does make you a stronger person but who really wants to go through to become a stronger person. I know that is a wierd side thought it is early in the morning and my mind is a little foggy. Are you hurting real bad? I mean at that site. I figured with cellulitis, it was probably painful, heated and throbbing. I hope not though. My best wishes for Monday to come soon so they can do something. Did the E.R start an antibiotic or do you need to get I.V meds for that.

Nov 28, 2015 5:39 AM

Profiler, it's tender right now, and definetly heated. Got meds at ER so no problems there. Going to call Infectious Disease specialist on Monday as well.
There was something funny that happened this morning. I was sitting there trying not to get upset because the ER had to call my surgeon. The PA came back in the room after she had spoken to him. She said he's quite abrupt isn't he? I said it depends on what time it is and who you spoke to. She said, I spoke to your surgeon. Oops, yep that explains it then. She must have gotten an earful but all I could do was just chuckle about it.
Definetly not sleeping tonight though. Going to try for a nap later on.

Nov 28, 2015 5:46 AM

Well, I hope you can get some rest. Did you decide what you are going to do with that lump? I hope you are going to get checked out but in the end I am sure you will do what is best for you. My wife went to the Dr. Today and they said that she had some EKG changes. He is usually over cautious. But he wanted her to go to the E.R and get checked out. But she wouldn't she said she was to tired to go. I thought that was funny because all she was going to do was lay down there and she could just rest most of the time. I really wanted her to go because her brother died of a heart attack when he was like 43. I couldn't handle it if something happened to her. She is my best friend. So I called her mother and got her to push her. That was real terrible of me wasn't it. I should feel bad but I don't.

Nov 28, 2015 6:06 AM

Profiler, they said it's just a cyst, so nothing to worry about. I am however worried about Monday. I've gotten off the hook with them in terms of surgeries since May. I really don't think I'm going to get lucky again with it. Usually he gives you one shot with antibiotics and if it hasn't cleared, the verdict is surgery. This one was drained in August in the office so I don't know what the plan is. At least they were smart enough to call my own surgeon this time, instead of whomever was on call.

Nov 28, 2015 6:17 AM

I hope you don't have to have surgery. I know that would be terrible but at the same time maybe that would be less risky then you continuing to get infections. You never know if an infection can get away from you. I hope they can avoid the surgery but do some type of procedure to clean it up if that is possible. I don't know what it looks like to know if that is something that they can do. I just hope they can so you can get what you wish for.

Nov 28, 2015 9:40 AM

Profiler, let me just see how this mess plays out already. Honestly, it probably does need to be cleaned out. She said that there weren't any pockets of infection to be drained this morning which is a good thing and a bad thing in itself. Just have to wait, hope and trust already.

Nov 28, 2015 5:51 PM

Amanda I'm sorry that you are having to go thru all of this on Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully you won't need surgery. Will keep you in my prayers sending you hugs.

Nov 28, 2015 6:14 PM

Weezie, I think I would prefer it to be cleaned out already. Having a devil of a time with it, even on antibiotics. And yes, darn skippy this thing hurts like crazy!

Nov 28, 2015 9:41 PM

I'm so sorry Amanda. I just read an article last week in the doc office, that some people are more prone to it due to immune issues. I sure hope your docs find out what's going on and soon. Hugs & prayers! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 28, 2015 9:58 PM

Amanda I hope you are starting to feel a little better. Thankfully it is the holiday and hopefully you can rest.

Nov 28, 2015 10:13 PM

@Flappys, yes they are working on evaluating for an immunodeficiency right now cause I just can't fight it off. Today was twice in two weeks to the ER.
@Crps, Rest, no not really. Have a lot of church responsibilities tomorrow since it's the 1st Sunday of Advent. I've already let my mom know that I'm only going to put a bra on because I have to tomorrow. I don't think I can go a whole day with it on Monday because of the cellulitis swelling. So might be taking the day off already.

Nov 29, 2015 12:37 AM

My husband has dealt with cellulitis so many times so I know what you are dealing with. Hang in there and do everything the Dr.s tell you. You will do be in my thoughts and prayers amandamiddleton1234. God Bless you and heal you. ☺

Nov 29, 2015 12:45 AM

@profiler, it's not terrible of you, what you did to help your wife and very best friend was necessary for her health. Some of us need that extra Lil push or encouragement or even sneakiness lol. We do what we got to do for the ones we love. I pray that your wife is doing better and feeling better, I'm sure that she appreciated what you did to help her, even if she doesn't know it yet. My prayers will be going out for her and for you too profiler. Hang in there my friend.

Nov 29, 2015 5:34 AM

Irish, I finally slept so that was a wonderful thing. Still trying to decide if I need to follow up with my PCP as well cause I know they are going to call me in the morning as well. I know that I MUST follow up with the surgeon(not that I want to), but it has to be done.

Nov 29, 2015 6:31 AM

I'm glad you finally got some sleep, I know with us being in pain, sleep is a rate commodity. I know you don't want to see your surgeon, but I agree that you need too. I'm here for you if you need anything or ever want to talk. I really mean it. Huge but gentle hugs sent your way. And yes you should follow up with your pcp. You can do this, we are all here for you. I pray that your day goes better and smoothly.

Nov 29, 2015 7:18 AM

Irish, I'm trying to convince my body that it's okay to have a bra on, even if only for a couple of hours. I must admit cellulitis does hurt like the dickens and nobody can convince me otherwise that it doesn't. Ouch to high heavens. Nothing really touches it though in terms of either Advil or Tylenol and of course, the ER wouldn't prescribe anything but Keflex!

Nov 29, 2015 7:23 AM

Sorry you are having another bad morning. I am having one to. This is day two with no sleep. I now have hit my hyper stage. Usually when that happens I can stay up for four days with no problem I just get too tired and hyper to go to sleep. But I do get funny. Everyone does get a little irritated with me though. They want me to slow down and not joke around and make noise. I hope your pain gets a little better today.

Nov 29, 2015 11:07 AM

Profiler, same thing happens when I haven't slept for a long time. I get hyper and punchy and I tend to be a bit sarcastic and I joke and my family gets frustrated. I tried melatonin for the first time since it's something your body makes anyway. I fell asleep😴 I didn't stay asleep but at least I got some sleep. I hope you get some rest. I hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday and get some rest. Watch an old movie snuggled with a big comfy blanket and some hot coco. Sounds relaxing, no?? Go for it!! {{{Hugs}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 29, 2015 4:09 PM

Amanda, I use to be in full time ministry. There is a lot to do but don't let it all fall on you. If He wants it someone else will step up. And if it's a church family they should understand if not step down. God, family, faith family - Grace to you.

Nov 29, 2015 6:11 PM

Amanda, Sweetie, screw the bra!! Let the girls run loose and wear a baggy shirt or a couple of layers. You have a better reason to "let it all hang out" than anyone else I knowπŸ™‚

Nov 29, 2015 7:01 PM

I agree lann. I've a found severla dress's from when I was larger that I have hanging out on my to go rack... Which means when I have to go outside to an appointment or any place that requires me to look put together all I have to do is take off my night gown and put on one of those dresses . everyone is like oh wow you got dressed so fast and u look so nice. Lol I had my hair in a quick style so its like magic. Lol very little going on under the dress. But at least I look kept. Lol. So dont worry bout that bra. I nearly wear one either

Nov 29, 2015 10:40 PM

And nope, not even going to attempt it tomorrow at all. Just can't force the issue. It's actually hurting really deeply underneath the spot right now. Going back to sleep already. Good night.

Nov 30, 2015 7:39 AM

Amanda, I'm so sorry this is happening on top of everything else. I hope you were able to get some sleep. You are a very strong person so I know you'll get through this. And we are all here when you need us. (((Hugs))) & a prayer this will end soon! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 30, 2015 8:07 AM

Flappys, just trying to wake up now, get my am meds into me, call the surgeons office, and go back to bed already. Not feeling it today.

Nov 30, 2015 9:05 AM

And have an appointment with my PCP tomorrow morning considering I can't get in to see my surgeon until December 8th at 9:15 am. That's better then waiting on it. Okay, time to get up and get some housework done already.

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