I'm new here and feeling a bit lost. I have numerous health problems. Type 2 diabetes, pernicious anaemia, osteoarthtritis, and in the last month I've had cellulitis in both of my lower legs. I had 4 lots of oral antibiotics and I thought I was on top of it. But then a couple of weeks ack I woke up and realised the infection was back, but worse I had the most horrendous pain in my lower left leg. I could feel it actually getting hotter, harder and more swollen by the minute. I had a home visit from my GP, who arranged an ambulance for me to go and have a scan that afternoon. I was supposed to be coming home straight after but that didn't happen. I was kept in for a week. IV antibiotics and injections of blood thinning meds. I was allowed home last Monday but lucky me, I was tracked down before I came home and informed I also had cervical cancer.
Despite everything I'm in fairly good spirits. Or I was until today. Another week of 2 different oral antibiotics have taken their toll and I can't seem to stay off the toilet today, I feel weak and sick and so fed up. I was given Pixaban for the clot, and told it would take 6 months. I have a double dose until today and from tomorrow I go down to 1 x 5mg twice a day. I should also finish the antibiotics tomorrow so I hope I'm gonna feel a bit better from then.
I wasn't really told anything about Pixaban, or about how to deal with the clot, so I wondered if anyone had had a similar experience as me, and come through the other side?
I'd love to hear from anyone who has, and who can help lift my failing spirits a little, and any good advice is welcome
Thanks in advance