Ugh! Woke up at 5am bank holiday weekend and realised I have cellulitis…
No GP cover so 40 minutes holding for NHS 111 and now on 2 hour wait for GP call back to get some antibiotics.
Why does it always turn up at the most inconvenient time?
Tried to explain to the call handler that, although I can put up with a red leg, untreated it causes awful fever…which is why I can’t wait until Tuesday!
As usual it is in my worst lymphie leg….
Sorry for the moan, will be better once I have got some antibiotics on board! x
It might be a good idea to have a 3 day supply on hand, just in case this happens again. GP’s should be on board with this, and it can be a life saver if you succumb to infection on a regular basis.
Thanks Lynora… I will ask my GP if they will do that xx
Yes, I was going to suggest that. So far my GP has been excellent giving me a prescription for what they now call 'a rescue pack'. I last got one when I went to Japan last November. I always ask the chemist to give me antibiotics with a long use by date. The antibiotics I got before my Japan trip have an expiry date of June 2024. The Lymphoedema Support Network have excellent guidance on their website.