Graphic Pictures are included in this post. Please be aware and don't read further if you are squeamish.
Have you had a bad month? Well my bad month began in September, and ran in to October.
First, I learned a lesson on the dangers of using topical steroid cream. If you have a blister, and you are using steroid cream, if that blister pops, you are in danger of having a bad infection. How bad? Check out the pictures.
Finally we went to a different doctor who gave me some Kurabito antibiotics. There was no change so he decided to surgically clean my foot. He poked me with a needle for general anesthesia and it was torturous. A few minutes later he cut my foot open and cleaned out the bacteria as best as he could. This was a very traumatic experience.
I went back to the doctor every day for a week. He would give me an IV of antibiotics, refill my pain and oral antibiotics, but it was not getting better. On the third visit, He changed my antibiotic to Minomaicin by my request. He had not before then because I had taken the stuff before and had stomach problems. I was willing to take the risk this time.
Almost a month later, this is what my foot looks like.
As if that was not enough. I was to have surgery to correct a deviated septum (that's the cartilage of the nose,) and remove palyps in my sinuses from years of asthmatic allergies.
My foot was not 100% yet, but the doctors decided to go ahead with the surgery as it would be impossible for me to reschedule my days off from work.
They removed a portion of my septum that was crooked and cut out the palyps while I was under general anesthesia.
The palyps were huge! It is amazing I could use my nose to breath at all. Here is one of the palyps they removed.
I was in the hospital for a week after. Each day I would walk to the doctors room at the hospital and he would pull gauze out of my nose. The pain was intense, but after a few days and who knows how many pounds of gauze removal, I was able to breath through my nose.
My voice was raspy from having a breathing tube in my throat during the operation, but it went back to normal after a week.
My foot is doing much better and I can wear socks and walk on it for a short while before it becomes painful.
My nose is very clear, and my breathing has improved greatly. Now, maybe I can get back to work!
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