Slip-slidden away

Turtle
By Turtle Latest Reply 2009-10-15 15:04:26 -0500
Started 2009-10-12 00:31:00 -0500

I have tried to take good care of my feet especially since my diagnosis. I think when I was in the rehab center in July after my knee surgery, when they had me shower, I must have picked up foot crud. It took its sweet time to cause deep chapping and pealing and cracking of my feet. I also have several sores on both of my feet. I have been telling my dr and she did nothing until she finally looked at them this past week when she also put me on glucophage.

She gave me a yucky ointment rx to put all over both of my feet 2x daily. It does not look good yet but I can tell the beginning of healing. My heals were so sore on the back of my feet, the threads of my sheet hurt my heals. It does not hurt there now.

ALSO, she gave me another rx for a rash I have had on the back of my arms forever. It has gradually worked its' way all over me. NOW she pays atten and NOW I have to put this stuff all over me. I wont say how aweful this junk makes me feel.

slip-slidden away

Turtle


8 replies

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-15 15:04:26 -0500 Report

Turtle,
See my discussion on the 13th titled: Check your feet.
You don't want to go through what I am doing. Be as pro-active as you can with your Dr. See if you can get a referral to a Podiartist. Meanwhile, take good care of them, and be real careful.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-10-12 20:53:55 -0500 Report

Glad your dr is finally paying attention. I hope you heal up quickly!

*hugs*

Judi

Turtle
Turtle 2009-10-12 21:34:29 -0500 Report

Thank you. I hope I heal quickly too. I feel like my body is falling apart. cell by cell and it hurts.

Turtle

BUNNY17300
BUNNY17300 2009-10-15 12:21:16 -0500 Report

PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR FEET,AND PUT THE CREAMS ON THEM 7 YOUR BODY, RELIGIOUSLY! WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR OWN HEALTH CARE & ISSUES AS MOST DR. ONLY SHARE 10 MIN. WITH US PER APT., WHICH IS A CRYING SHAME.SO HAPPY THE DR. IS NOW LOOKING IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE MENDING AND DON'T FORGET THIS TOO SHALL PASS. KEEP IN TOUCH,
BUNNY

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-10-12 20:39:06 -0500 Report

Hang in there. All the new things going on, I am sure you are overwhelmed.
At least she is paying attention now. This is just another case where we really have to stand up for ourselves and "make" them listen to us. If this had been looked at earlier, so much less damage would have been done. I hope that she listens to you EVERY time now. If she doesn't raise some *&!@....

Wendy Mac
Wendy Mac 2009-10-12 13:26:59 -0500 Report

Bless your heart! I am glad you are on the mend. Your spirit is wonderful, even feeling so bad your sense of humor shines through. There are several issues that I have mentioned in the past to my doc and it seems like I am not taken seriously at the time. I guess we just have to make sure that when we know something is important, the doc needs to pay attention. Hang in there Turtle, you are inspiring.

Turtle
Turtle 2009-10-12 20:09:58 -0500 Report

I am so happy and greatful that my doc is finally paying atten. It makes me wonder at what costs it really may come to for the pt. when the dr just doesn't pay atten. for too long.

I am so greatful for my new safe home. They help me lots here.
Turtle

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-10-12 09:07:22 -0500 Report

Turtle, Be glad that your doctor is finally taking you more seriously and if the RX helps then it is worth it. Keep your chin up and be glad that y ou are finally living in a safer environment that will be of help to you. Keep us posted on how things are going:).
Betsie