Sorry guys, I need to vent. Why does it always seem like one thing after another these days? I'm 5 days after surgery and now another stinking abscess pops up. Trying to get in with surgeon this coming week. Seems like I've been slammed with more issues than anybody should be forced to endure during a lifetime. I'm so freaking frustrated already. Ugh!!!!!!!
Amanda, honey, take a breath. Now, take another one, and again. There. Now, abscesses are not something to play around with. Did you already call the surgeon? If not, call. It doesn't matter that it is the weekend. You need antibiotics and possibly they need to clean that out. If you are on antibiotics, you need different or stronger ones. One step at a time here. Call the surgeon, green antibiotics called in and then get seen. Those are your first 3 steps. Does that help any? I hope so. Hugs. Healing thoughts to you.
Amanda, anyone who says lap surgeries are no big deal don't have chronic issues. I've had three and none were easy! I'm with Cearea on this. Contact the surgeon for stronger abx, or go to the ER for them to clean it out and prescribe meds. As hard as I'm sure it is, try and stay calm. I'm sending hugs, prayers & positive healing! 🙏🌼
Kitty, no fibro. And that's just how I feel on the issue. Easy as my little white foot. Flappys, not on antibiotics at the moment as this one is below my surgical site. At this point, I know I probably should go to to the ER, but I know once I get there, they will probably end up keeping me. I'm just going to be stubborn on this one right now. I'm not running a fever and the ID specialist has told me before that if no fever, it can wait to be seen by the surgeon during office hours. If it gets any worse tonight, then yes I will go to the ER I promise!
Amanda, I am so very sorry about the abcess but is scares me that you didn't go to the ER to get antibiotics for it. Are you not worried about getting sepsis or some other infection. I am just a natural worry wart. I worry about EVERYTHING. That was not yelling by the way. l will pray you don't get an infection but I will pray more that you are motivated to go to the er. But I am sorry that so much is being thrown at you all at one time. Once you get through this, you will see how strong you really are to take on all these things at once and come out on top and I am sure you will. But it is hard still at the present and there is nothing anyone can do but be understanding and listen. So we will be here for you during this time and let you rant. Go on and rant all you want and we will listen and try to offer an encouraging word.
Profiler, I know this might sound absolutely crazy to you guys, but the reason I didn't go tonight was because, with me being a MRSA carrier, there are only so many antibiotics that work, and of course I'm allergic to most of them. The only thing that really works are IV antibiotics and my fear was they would have admitted me for that. I'm not worried about sepsis, given that I've Never had issues with it, ever. If it got to that point, then yes I would have gone. The ER and I have a love-hate relationship at this point.
Amanda, the only problem, it that once you get sepsis, infection in your blood, it is too late. It usually doesn't end well. Maybe you can be insistent on an antibiotic that they have to give you there and let you go home. Does that mean there is not pill for you? You have to follow up with IV meds after.? I still think you should go. I think you are taking a risk. But that is the last time I going to say it because I am not your mother. I just wanted to express my worry and concern. I want to keep you healthy to be on this group. My best wishes to you Amanda. You deserve a break. You really do.
Nope profiler. I'm allergic to so many antibiotics and the MRSA is resistant to so many as well. The only thing that works for me is IV Cubicin which has to be given every 24 hours over 30 minutes. Problem is is that I can't give it myself because I don't have indwelling IV access right now(working on that in the future). I realize I'm taking a risk, but from personal experience I would just prefer to let my surgeon take care of it in the office.