And it seems as if mine are…
As some of you know, I have been having major problems with both of my feet since I pinched a nerve in my back three years ago. At first it was just the numbness from the thighs down. Then I broke my right foot without knowing it had happened. Next was Cellulitus in the big toe on my left foot, which was eventually amputated (the toe, not the foot). After that I was diagnosed with severe Neuropathy in both feet (I also have Charcot Foot). I was fitted with orthotics to place in my shoes, and they have really helped! I also purchased a TENS device to try to reconnect the nerves and that has helped a great deal.
However, Saturday I noticed a redness in the toes of my right foot and many small sores that were bleeding and seeping, just like the big toe on my amputated toe. (Note: Since I was so numb, I didn’t need anestheisia for the amputation, or the removal of the nail on the big toe on the other foot.)
Anyhow, I went to see my podiatrist today (he’s Great!) and he determined that I had Cellulitus in three toes on THAT foot! Now I know that Cellulitus is a common ailment for people with Diabetes but I have been tested over a dozen times and the tests have come up negative.
He removed another tonail, cleaned the toes up, applied silver oxide, wrapped them and gave me a prescription for a very strong antibiotic (Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid). He told me that the infection should clear up in a week. But I’m still concerned!! Where are these infections coming from??? After all, it’s June and I have not been able to get any yardwork done, no garden and my bonsai are suffering! I don’t feel comfortable driving! I can’t walk my dogs!! I have trouble just standing up, for crying out loud!
So, I’m stuck here, in front of my computer, blogging boring posts like this one and commenting to all of my beloved friends.
I feel that if I can keep the infections from occuring, the orthotics and the TENS unit will do their job and I will be walking normally and without pain again soon.
I just hope this nightmare ends soon!!!
Take care, My friends…