Friday, October 24, 2008

Approaching explosion point......

This will be brief. I am not in a great mood. The whole leg is infected. The past 12 days have meant doctors and hospitals and inept 12 year olds who have barely started shaving yet who seem to think they have all the answers, yet know nothing at all, and I have tried to forget the lot of them. I just want to go to my family in Switzerland and forget this ever happened. Today? .... Antibiotics. Rest. Back again if no improvement or gets worse.

Knee measures 55cms. Check that out.

Red+swollen+shiny=not good. Ask any mother. If they had listened to me 12 days ago.......

I am ready to scream.

21 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Oh Linds, I am so sorry.Why is it infected? Any chance that it might be a blood clot (thrombosis)instead of an infection? It would make more sense to me. It does not sound good. I'd keep a good heat on it as well. I am praying that this gets resolved SOON!!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Scream? I'd be ready to kill somebody so you're doing very well considering. Linds, is it possible to go to your family in Switzerland? What's the state of healthcare there? Goodness, come to the US, we can get you some qualified help.

In the meantime, keep looking for God in the interruptions. He must have something big, really, really big in mind and it is not an infected leg.

Jo said...

Hey Buddy,
I will come and kick some butt if you want me to. I am keeping you in my prayers. Sending them up with bells and whistles so they will get immediate attention.

Penless Thoughts said...

I'm so very sorry Linds!!!!
Susan

Joyful Days said...

I am ready to scream for you! So very sorry.

Julie

Sandra said...

Oh Linds, I'm so sorry and I've sent up a prayer for you.

This has to be so frustrating for you, heck, I'm getting frustrated seeing you suffer like this, it's just not right.

Hugs,
Sandra

Barbara said...

Linds, I am so sorry to read this. What can I say except you are in our prayers.Trust the anti biotics to the trick.

Luanne said...

Linds,
I am so sorry to hear about the infection. I'm praying for fast and complete healing. You have been through a lot and I don't blame you if you scream.

Luanne

Debbie said...

I'm SO sorry. I'd scream too if I were you. You've been much more patient through all of this than I would have been. I pray that you get some competent care and soon!

Dawn said...

Unbelievable! Totally unbelievable. I don't even have the words to say - because I don't swear! Yikes.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Well, phooey! I hated to read this, Linds. Praying and keeping you in my thoughts, dear friend. Hang in there....

Love and big hugs,

Diane

Crystal said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((( HUGS )))))))))))))))))))))))))))

OH, my - I'm praying that God will heal this whole knee thing for you. There are just no words to share my concern and wishes that I could do something to help you.

Linda said...

Oh Linds - this is just too much. I am so sorry. You know I will be praying for you. I wish I could transport myself there and knock a few heads together on your behalf.

PEA said...

I'm frustrated for you...this is just gone beyond ridiculous! You are definitely not getting the care you should be having...that leg needs to be looked at thoroughly and by a doctor who knows what he's doing!!!! My prayers are with you my friend. xoxo

Barb said...

At this point, all I can do is pray for you Linds. This is just unbelievable.

But please, please, try to find a way to stay positive through this nightmare.

I know.

But it's proven, a positive attitude helps in healing.

I'm just absolutely amazed at how far this has to go before you actually get some constructive help.

Susie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Linds.
Praying the antibiotic does its thing very quickly.
I know how frustrated you must be.
xo

Chris said...

Praying for the inept to become ept, the infected to become uninfected, and the 12-year-olds to become 52-year-olds with brains instead of balderdash.

Hang in there, friend!

momteacherfriend said...

:(

Hoping today is a better day.

Midlife Mom said...

So sorry to read that your leg is infected!!!! That is certainly one thing you DON'T need at this point! I do hope you get some relief soon. I know what you mean about the doctors looking like 12 year olds!

Glad you like your LL Bean socks! We go there quite often as their main store is near where we have one of our offices. They make good stuff and if for some reason you don't like it they are very good about taking it back. No questions asked!

Karen said...

I too wonder about clots. Hope you can get a scan or something done to make sure it is infected and not something else.

Thinking of you and praying for healing.

Karen

Olson Family said...

I just read this - monday - and hope you are feeling better. Will pray for you tonight. I can't imagine the frustration. In my prayers, Susan