When does something border on ridiculousness or the absurd? Seriously, I’m getting really tired of dealing with this stress fracture in my foot and the assorted problems it’s bringing. Now I have a new issue to deal with – a foot, ankle and leg infection that could very well be staph, as in the stuff that causes necrotizing faciitis, AKA flesh-eating bacteria. For reals.
When I woke up Saturday morning, my foot was really painful, but not in the area of the fracture, which I thought was strange. I though maybe it was the odd way I’ve been walking over the last month and a half catching up to me and went on my weekly grocery shopping trip anyway, but I didn’t go to the mall as I had been planning. I made it a quick trip because my foot was aching.
Then Sunday it got really bad – the pain and swelling had spread to my leg and I had convinced myself I had a blood clot. My mom has this medical book and read off the symptoms of DVT and thrombophlebitis to me and I really didn’t have any of them except the swelling, and it was in the wrong area of my leg anyway. This calmed me down a bit, but I was still up until 1:40 AM, afraid to go to sleep, convinced that I would have a stroke or something. I almost went to the emergency room several times that evening. It was that bad. Continue reading