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I just want to say a big thank you to all of you for your kind and caring thoughts and concerns. I knew I needed to update you *SOON* before you all write me off - as a goner.
I am fine.
I did not call the doctor last night - as a ton of you felt I should do. (I know right now, you're about to dis-own me and consider me not worthy of "relationship".
I did call her this morning - asking to be seen today - and I had an appointment at 11:15am. The children were able to go to my mom's while I saw the doctor.
The only real change that happened was an increase of antibiotic- meaning a much stronger one. The rest of any and all instructions (which I am currently following) are to be and remain the same. It's just going to be a long road ahead.
The doctor was glad that I called and came in today and felt that my decision was within reason to wait it out until this morning.
What I have is Superficial Phlebitis. And the redness is just the inflammation trying it's best to do "it's thing" - all while the antibiotics are doing "their job". I can only be on Tylenol (currently) and that is fine to take as often as needed. The key is finding the balance of being ambulatory (hello! I'm a mom of two toddlers and life has it's demands) and resting to elevate with warm compresses - as often as I can.
She fully explained the boundaries and limitations that I have in regards to my leg and when I need to act - should things change.
She also understood that "TEDS" may be too much and that just a regular support hose nylon (all of the time) would be just as sufficient.
So. I hope that helps... to explain everything.
You're continued thoughts and prayers will be much appreciated....
THE PAST WEEK
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