First off, I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year! Although most of you are living with real tribulations, I hope it was a time for some rest and time with your families.
I went on a 10 day cruise with my mother and sister from Brisbane Aust. to Papua New Guinea. The last 2 days I was completely exhausted and had painful legs. I have arthritis in several joints and did a lot of walking as it was a large ship. The day after my arrival home, my husband got the doctor out and the doctor rang an ambulance. I was in hospital for one day on iv antibiotics and told to go home, elevate my legs and continue on oral antibiotics. Our terrible public health system here, they just treat the symptoms and pass the problem of causes etc back onto your own doctor. I had suffered no bites, scratches, wounds etc that could have caused the cellulitis. They suggested my GP doctor order ultrasounds of my legs, in case of blood clots.
I know none of you are medical practitioners, but lets face it, most of you know more about this condition that many doctors! In your humble opinions, do you think it was caused by APS? My earliest available appt. with my own doctor is in another 24 hours My feet and lower legs are very red, extremely swollen and warm to touch. If I try to walk or put weight on them, it feels like my feet will split open.
Thanks in advance, Di in Aust.