Saw the doctor's PA yesterdayafternoon. Am feeling better tonight.

@Hatley (164527)
Garden Grove, California
November 3, 2010 9:09pm CST
HI I am so touched by all the prayers and out pouring of concern. i did keep my appointment with the dermatologists assistent. she felt my leg i is infected so she put me on a very strong antibiotic and an antibiotic ointment. I felt ill at dinner but now thats all gone but the nurse did say if I felt that ill in themorning she would send me to the ER. but I have just had my first pill and I am feeling much better now. So we will see how it goes with the ten day treatment of strong antibiotic. I am to go back to her in two weeks. sure hope it will be a lot better maybe even healed by then.i felt so ill at dinner time but Ihad had my first antibiotic dose and by the time I got up here to my room I w as feeling fine again. oh my leg is still sore as we just started the treatment tonight.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 10
Hi Hatley, after replying the discussion about your sore leg with rash I then visit your profile straight away to see if there is any new discussion about your latest situation. I feel relieved after reading this discussion. I'm glad to learn that after taking the first dose and having a proper rest, you are feeling better and fine now. I believe you leg won't be sore anymore after finished taking the complete treatment. God bless you
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
ikbooi its still all bumpy but its a lighter pink and does not itch much now but am waiting for areferral to a wound specialist to get this helped and to be told what the heck this bumpy stuff'is and get it finally really healed. the dermatologist said onolyt that its a severe dermatitis which I already knew but what kind of a dermatitis.'i want it healed and the dermatologist shuntedm me off to my primary care doctor to have him send for a referral to a wound specialist instead of him doing it himself so he wasted a weeks time as I had to make an appt. to see my primary care doctor simply to ask him to send for a referral to a wound specialist.so now I am waiting again for a referral to a wound specialist this time and I hope he finally clears this up as its gone on for so long. x
@johan143 (165)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
hello hatley! we are all happy for you. You are a very strong and independent woman and i admire you for it. I hope that when i am your age i will be a strong person as you are. I wish you continued good health and many happy mylotting to come... God bless you.
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 11
hi johan well my strenght was sure tested on Feb.16th as I had had a bad fall the day before and broke my nose and blacked both my eyes but the worst was my right knee which was badly sprained, 20 days in rehab hospital then home Mar.4 with pain pills so I could bear to walk. I m finally getting much better and only one pain pill now. all that put my rash into perspective. it is also healing but I will have t o see the wound dr next week. I am much better now with my knee.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I'm so glad to hear that you're on the road to recovery, Hatley! I know how scary it can be before you see a doctor over things like this, so I'm happy to know that you've seen the doctor and are now on antibiotics. I'm also on antiobiotic pills and ointment. Talk about coincidence! Seems the two toes of mine next to the big toes have/had ingrown nails and had begun getting infected, so I saw a podiatrist last week who operated on one toe while the other has to wait because it is infected. I've been on the antibiotics since last Thursday and the ointment since last Saturday, when the one toe was operated on. I'm going back in a little over a week to have the other toe done. I'm also happy to know that you don't need any surgical intervention. I've heard of infections like yours having to be lanced because they got so bad so, evidently, you got to the doctor before it got THAT bad. From what I understand about antibiotics, they take 24 hours to really begin working so you should be feeling quite a bit better later today.
@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 11
hi mentalware five months later a lot has happened I was off line for 20 days from Feb 16 til March 4, I had a bad fall and broke my nose, blacked my eyes and worst of all twisted my right knee so badly I could not walk on it. I had a lot pf physical therapy on it and now I am almost well and just take two pain pills a day for mild pain.So my silly rash was the least of my worries so now I have to reschedule a visit to the wound specialist and to my primary care doctor also. i was due an appt on March 10th but hurt to keep the app then.Now I am better but am using a walker so have to use the lift in the Access bus. the drivers are always so kind and I do appreciate that so much.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
4 Nov 10
Hi Hatley, I'm glad the treatment takes efect and you already feel better. Please follow the treatment for how long your doctor says to, don't interrupt it because you feel better. You can't play with those infections, you know? I hope you won't need to be sent to the ER and soon you'll come to tell us you're ok. Get well soon, Hatley!
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 11
hi inui five months later March24 I spent from Feb 16 to Mar4 in rehab hospital because I had a bad fall. broke my nose, two black eyes and a twisted riht knee. no other broken bones. but my knee was so bad I could not stand on my right leg. had a lot of physical thearaphy and now I am' able to walk with just a very little painl the rainy days cause some of that with my arthritis too.so I learned that a little rash is nothing comapred to real agony of an injured joint.
@Sreekala (23584)
• India
4 Nov 10
Hi Hately, I feel relieved as well as happy to know that you feel better and taking medicines. You just start the medicine and you felt better and it is a good sign. Take medicine properly and rest too. Please follow the instructions of your doctor. Recover fast, we all are with you.
@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi sreekala that dermatologist just did not want to be bothered with a diabetic with a bad rash so shunted me to my own doctor and asked him to'send for a referral to a wou nd specialist, i think the man does not know what it is or how to care for it, and now I am waiting again for the referral, for me this next one has to be the end of it,he must make me well for sure. am sick of this.actaully my leg does look better than ever maybe by the tine I get the darned appointment it will be well. hope so.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
4 Nov 10
I am pleased to hear from you Hatley as you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers. Aren’t antibiotics the moist wonderful medication? I had an infected knee last month which came from a small razor cut and if it wasn’t for a course of strong antibiotics I would have been in real l trouble! I am relieved to hear you are feeling better...
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi paula yes it looks better but the dermatologist did not want to bother with a diabetic aso he shunted me back to my doctor with a note asking him to send for a referral to a wound specialist' a nd of course my doctor did just that as he lambasted the dermatologist for not having speeded up things and sent for the referral to the wou nd doctor himself. so now I am again waiting.I would like this to be over befored Christmas. lol lol.
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• United States
4 Nov 10
Sorry to hear that it is indeed infected. But I'm glad you got in and you are doing well thus far with meds. But do as the nurse said if you don't feel well go to the ER... as infections can be dangerous as you already know for diabetics in their legs and feet. And I know that's a chance I wouldn't want to take either BTW... have you considered chewing them out for not following up on why you didn't get your referral? They should of gotten the notice back return to sender and should of called you to verify info and perhaps fax the referral to the Dr you were being referred to. I dunno that urks me with your diabetes that things can get bad easily. Take care of yourself Hatley!
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi the infection is over now but the dermatologist did not seem to want to deal with me so gave me a note to have my pc doctor send for a referral to a wound specialist, i got the idea he is more into tummy tucks and cosmetic surgery than a diabetic with a rash and he just would not come out and say he did not know what it was. my doctor sent the referral so I should get it soon, then this has to be he end of the line and get me well so I do not have to doctor all the time. lol lol.
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• United States
4 Nov 10
Oh hatley I am so glad to read your post as I saw the discussion yesterday and I was worried and began to pray as I did not know the extent of your illness. I will continue to pray and wish you the best to full and speedy recovery. I saw some of your posts earlier and I did not dare display and or comment asking if you were okay, so I am really happy to read this discussion that you are feeling somewhat better. God Bless.
@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
now all i have to do is wait for the referral to a wound sp ecialist to come to me then see him or h er and finally get this stuff compeltly healed and gone.the dermatologist shunted me back to my doctor to have my doctor send for a referral to a wound specialist. all this fiddle faddling around is tiresome. my leg actually looks better maybe it will heal and go away by its self., lol lol
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I am soooo proud you got to the dr. :) YOu might feel a bit sick at times on those anti biotics but always tell the dr or nurse so they can assess the problems. I will do my own happy dance for you tonight !!! I do have a bit of good news for you bout me.....I am not diabetic !! the tests said so today !!! I am being very careful tho as the numbers are fairly high. the dr. said that most open heart patients do show border line diabetes after that kind of surgery but I'm doing great ! NOw, you take care of you and if I were there, I'd come and tend to you myself. I'd love to do that :)) Hang in there sweetie!!! hugs, quita
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi quita I just cannot believe I never answeered all these as it is not like me to make a discussion and just not come back.wow= I am now waitingfor a referral to a wound specialist although myleg looks better but the bumps are still there and its pink nowinstead of red. wish it wou ld cure itself Istill do not have a name for it lol.the dermatologist said severe dermatitis which is a laugh that just means skin irritation andtells me nothing.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I am so glad to know that you're feeling better after seeing the dermatologist! I hope you continue to get better, too! I guess it helped you to eat something, didn't it? Speaking of antibiotics, I've really had a time with urinary tract infections here lately and I had a time getting adjusted to my antibiotics. There were so many that I had allergic reactions to. I've been better here lately. I still seem to have a painful bladder at times. I'm going to a urologist in Birmingham in a couple of weeks to see why I keep having so many infections. I just hope I can get straightened out.
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi cyrus that does sound p ainful I have had several of them andits no fun., i am now waiting for a referral to a woundspecialist and when i get it and see that doctor i hope he or she will give me a diagnosis and clear it up and tell me how to avoid that again. this is taking so long . actually myleg looks better than it did so maybe with all this dragging their feet it willheal by itself. hope you get help;ed tooas bladder infections can make you so ill.the antibiotic I was on for the last one I had here made me so sick to my tummy for about an hour and then it subsided.It was so odd as the symtoms I had were for low blood sugar and when I mentioned my tongue felt partley numbe the aide here mad me to go to the emergency room as she thought i was hav ing a stroke and it turned out to be a plain old severe bladder infection.
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• United States
4 Nov 10
Glad to hear that you went to the Dr. Hope that you feel better soon and can resume your sun shining personality.
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi gitfiddleplayer oh yes i saw he dermatologist who told me what I already inew then wanted me to go to my own doctor and have him send for a referral to a wound specialist and I wqs wondering why he had not done this for me himself. my doctor had a small fit and told me that the dermatologist should have sent for the referral himself and not wasted my time and made me make an extra trip to my doctor and wasted another week., now I am waiting for the referral to a wound specialist. and he or she had damned well better get this healed as i am sick of doctoring and doctors. lol. j the c
@jerzgirl (8026)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Nov 10
That's what cellulitis is, Patsy. An infection of the skin. I'm so glad you got in to the doctor. Don't miss your doses. If she knows her stuff, your leg will clear up and look great. Thank you for letting us know!!!
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
she didnot know her s tufff and I got the impressioin when I saw the real derm,atologist he was not sure of what it was so he gave me a note to give to my doctor; my dpctpr said' is his arm broken? I was startled but answered no why and he told me what i wondered about the specialist was suppoosed to have sent for that referral to a wound specialist himself instead of sending me to my pc doctor to h ave him do it.of course my doctor sent off for it at once but I am still waiting for the referral. lol lol
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
Oh Hatley, you are mylot's star at the moment, every one worried about your condition especially when you when silent for a day (that was when you went for your doctor appointment). I'm sure every one can give that much needed sigh of relief when they see this discussion of yours. I can't help but be apprehensive myself. Take care always.
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hibong still going on but really does look better although its still there'and at times itches. I have now to wait for the referral to a wound specialist and maybe reallybehelped this time. lol. I am also on a one pill a day antibiotic of some sort. a month this strikedme as being overkill as now I cou ld be made fast to antibotics if say I got ill with some sort of bacterial thing. anyway I am now waiting for the referral to a wound specIialist. even if it loses the pink color by the time I get to see him i will still go as i have yet to get a real diagnosis on it and too I want to really get rid of it as its ugly. j
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
4 Nov 10
Hi Hatley, I am so glad to hear this! I just want you to know that I saw your first discussion and I didn't respond because to be honest, I didn't know what to say. It really didn't sound good at all. I did pray for you and you were in my thoughts. This is just such a relief to hear.
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@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi sid the stuff is still there but its pink now not red and I am w aiting for a referral from my hmo for a wound specialist that the real dermatologist asked me to ask my doctor to do, which really irritated'nmy pc doctor as the dermatologist is the one who should have send for the referral , he cost me more time by making me go to my p c dodtro to do the referral. now I am waiting for the referal.my leg really does look better and with time perhaps by the time I get the referral it will be almost well. b ut I want to see him and find out just what this stuff really is.so far I have not been given a diagnosis that is r eal.. just severe dermatitis and that much I knew.
• United States
4 Nov 10
Hi Hatley Oh my goodness!! sweetie, I will pray for you before I go tomorrow to night and when I have my morning coffee. Please keep us posted. God Bless you my dear sweet friend. Snow
@Hatley (164527)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 10
hi snowqueen well finally got to see the dermatologist who said severe dermatitis and poor circulation and tellyour primary care doctor to sen for a referral to a wound specialist. so now am waiting for the referral to the wound specialist. got to stop there and make it well is all i can say.I sure was not much impressed with the dermatologist.
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@buli23 (550)
• India
26 Jan 11
It is very good that you have got relief from your leg infection. There are some disease which are not curable with our antibiotics. You should take the antibiotics time to time as prescribed by the Doctor to feel more better.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
13 Nov 10
I wish I could take away your pain my friend...I know it must be bad because ordinarily you would not complain. I'm hoping you are ok because this post is a week old with no responses from you as yet and that is uncommon. Hope your birthday on Monday is just wonderful and that your wishes come true. Hugs dear one.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Hatley dear, I want you to know that I've been watching you!! Ever since your first discussion about this, I've kept an eye on you because I've been really concerned! Please sweetie, take better care of yourself! Being a diabetic makes it all the more important to keep up with what's going on with your body and getting to the doctor as soon as possible when something goes wrong even if it's the emergency room. I hope by now you're feeling a lot better! Sorry I'm a little late in responding but I've been so darned busy lately. Hope you understand. Hugs!!
@KrauseHome (35533)
• United States
9 Nov 10
What are the latest updates on this? Has the Antibiotic been helping it? Being diabetic can be quite an interesting and frustrating thing, but hoping things are improving.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
8 Nov 10
Way to go Hatley! Great to hear you went to the doctor and are on antibotics now! Glad to hear you are feeling better! Keep it up! You know you are loved here on Mylot!