I am a nervous wreck, but first if you have a weak stomach you may not want to read this. What started out as a huge boil on my lower abdomen turned flat on surface with a little indentation like a wound would be, pure black and red around the area, plus been feeling quite sick, and pain there. Went to the ER and one doctor was talking of admitting me, the one taking over sent me home. They gave me IV antibiotics, fluids, and sent me home with Keflex and Bactrim. They really did not say much but Cellitus or something. Went to my doctor for smething else but followed up with him as well, he calls it a well now I forgot ugh, but like a wound anyhow. They said if got worse, come back..etc. Yesterday, it opened in a small area bleeding so I went back to ER. This time they said they suspect it's MRSA. I have heard horror stories about this, so now I am a wreck. They did up my Bactrim and added Doxicillion as well. Cleaned it well, told us to clean four times day…etc. They did not test for MRSA, which I do not understand. Also said I should follow up with the Wound Clinic. Now for those that do know, I have had wounds before, but not this. This is a HUGE area and if it break open oh my goodness…but really looking for advice, thoughts, comfort, what is MRSA really about. I looked it up some but I like talking with people on here, maybe someone has had it. Does it go away? Am I contagious? Could this be causing me to feel ill like I have? I know, I know some will say talk to doctor…and I will but it's Sunday…and I dunno when I can get in being I JUST saw him. I am feeling gross and dirty because of this. Please help me. Normally I would not just talk to anyone about something like this either and I am putting myself out there writing this to everyone but you are my family I feel.
Anyhow, love you all! Also, how would this or would it affect my diabetes? Sheila
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