3rd time no charm

By ptsparkle Latest Reply 2009-10-25 13:17:14 -0500
Started 2009-10-23 21:23:11 -0500

Got back from my Dr. appt. this afternoon.Another infection in my heel wound. Two sreps forward and three steps back. Now will have a pic line put in next week with some high powered antibiotics This is the third time.

Hoping this will finally knock out the infection.This all started July 8th, and has been a real drag. I'm dissapointed, not depressed, and took a big sigh, and said let's get on with it.
Have a good weekend all.

13 replies

mamaoak 2009-10-24 17:23:22 -0500 Report

sorry to hearabought your heal my sister has been dealing with one on the side of he foot for three years it does not want to heel it is very painfull. hope you get some reasluts.

Harlen 2009-10-24 13:06:23 -0500 Report

Hang in there Jim we know how hard it is
Keep your chin up

ptsparkle 2009-10-24 13:20:24 -0500 Report

Thanks, harlen. I'm fine. As I read about others and some of their difficulties, I feel guilty for complaining. This forum has been a big help.

hbkunkel 2009-10-24 06:13:07 -0500 Report

Good luck. This is a terrible situation to be in and I hope that your guardian angels are watching you and now helping you to finally heal. Keep us posted.

imsuzie2 2009-10-24 04:49:51 -0500 Report

A friend's mom had such a bad infection or sore on her foot that she spent time in one of those chambers used for the bends. Forget what they are called. Is that an option? Would that help. So far, knock wood, I have not had foot problems. Good luck with the treatment. S2

ptsparkle 2009-10-24 07:06:47 -0500 Report

I think they are called bariatic chambers. That has not been brought up, and I can't recall ever hearing about one. Now that Michael Jackson is gone, maybe I could use his! lol. Thanks,

jtausch 2009-10-24 01:49:36 -0500 Report

I did that also for six weeks for my foot, it can be frustrating but hang in there I have been trying to get my foot healed scince may. BS have been good, It just takes time to heal bad foot wounds. Am going to have a procedure to try and open a blocked artery in my leg to see if can heal my foot faster

ptsparkle 2009-10-24 07:03:06 -0500 Report

Good luck with your procedure.
. Surprizingly, even though with neuroapathy and cold feet and legs, I do have good circulation. The Dr. said that really helps. I am healing, and wound is slowly getting smaller, just keep catching an infection. Thanks again, and good luck.

kdroberts 2009-10-23 21:28:55 -0500 Report

How is your blood sugar control? The better you control the better your body will fight the infection.

ptsparkle 2009-10-23 22:07:03 -0500 Report

It's been pretty good, especially these past three months.

kdroberts 2009-10-24 14:07:05 -0500 Report

But what's good? There is good in general and there is good for what you need. To speed the healing you really need to have really tight control, A1c under 6, blood sugars under 120 at all time kind of deal.