Hope everyone is having a great holiday 🎄🎁🍾!!
In my last post I mentioned how thrilled I was to not make it through a full day and evening of activities + travel. And a few weeks back things were going well. Then I crashed, in bed from the 15-20th and again on 22nd. Mostly fatigue and joint pain. My butterfly decided Xmas was when it would come out to play, but the holidays are stressful and I had maxed out, so wasn’t too surprised.
Then today I took a look at my knee as it was burning and itching all night. I still have to compression wrap it so that’s stopped me from scratching at it.
In this case it’s the incision from the knee surgery a couple months back. One of the two incisions has been slow to heal but around their same time as my fatigue set in it started to look too red and I saw a few, tiny bumps. I assumed it was inflamed but would settle down.
Whoops! Guess not. Ugghh. I think it’s infected. How? No clue. I’m very good at wound care and as you’ll see the left (lateral) incision is fine. The only thing I can think of is that the Surgical Assistant didn’t wear gloves when he removed my stitches and he did the infected one second. Possible bacteria transfer. I’m using proper disinfectant at home but it grows more and more.
Last night I must have gotten in a fight with it because I found my leg bare and my bandage, compression wrap and ice wrap tangled in the blanket. NO CLUE I did that. Maybe an infected knee is a cure for insomnia 😂😂😂 Sorry, need to laugh as you all understand what it’s like to think you’re doing better than something out of nowhere lands you in the ER. It’s peak flu season here so the LAST place I want to be is in the hospital.
Pray it’s not cellulitis 🙏. My body can’t have antibiotics right now since the C. Diff is not confirmed as gone for good. I also can’t take any more poking, surgery or going under.
Boo. Bad Xmas present.