Sunday, September 7, 2014

'The Fuglies Come Home to Roost

It all started in the middle knuckle of the right hand (the one on the left!). Note the almost identical lines where redness and swelling begin.  The left hand, after such assiduous mimicry of the right, is now almost completely cleared.   The right remains as red, perhaps even over more area, but less swollen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

These next two photos involved some finger-pulling (insert childish fart joke here). You can see the relative health of the index and thumb versus the other slacker fingers.

Here is the huge and nasty right foot.  It's much more red than purple, in spite of the photographic evidence, and it hurts. A. Lot.

I keep asking that it be popped, drained, deflated, or made to become smaller in any way possible, and am universally SNICKERED at, in response.  Instead, I've been put on intravenous vancomycin -- which was working -- then switched to clindamycin, then switched to keflex and bactrim, then put back on intravenous vancomycin -- which was working -- then was taken off ALL antibiotics -- all in the space of ten days.

The fetchingly figured grooves come and go in the rich rhythm of swelling, deflation, swelling, deflation...  As my sister K adroitly reminds me in her emails: "stay tuned!"

© 2013 L. Ryan

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