Sunday, July 17, 2022


First the sewer situation, then the full day of crowded surroundings and stress, now the third occurrence that is the most difficult! Guess that I'm being a crybaby and wanting sympathy. No, that is not it. IT is that when things in life go awry, I have difficulty with getting them set right. 

I woke up yesterday morning with a swollen, red, hot and burning leg and foot. I had warning the day before but didn't suspect what might be going on and am still not sure. BUT! I called a nearby friend to take me to emergency because I knew it was an extreme situation. After the doctor looked at it, the RN took swabs of the sore on top of my foot and started a medicine IV fluid drip. That lasted two hours. Then my friend picked up a prescribed antibiotic for me and when we got home I started to arrange things to be able to get my foot and leg above my heart. Not easy, as I have the frozen shoulder and a bad back. I did my best. My friend then did the large grocery shopping that was planned for Monday and I rested. Went to bed 8pm, got up this morning 6:30am and leg still looking the same. I do have a follow-up appointment with my regular doctor this week. The cause is suspected to be a tick bite. (I did see a tiny black dot on the top of my foot for several days but didn't pay attention to it.) I have been going out barefoot to pull weeds in the flowerbed in front, a couple of times in the early mornings. WRONG! 

I sure hope the antibiotics will start doing their job and it will all go away! The lab result of the swabs taken should determine the true cause of this painful cellulitis. 

I am SOOOOO lucky to have such a good friend nearby that I could call on when I needed help. In fact, I have several and love them all!


  1. wow! Very sorry to see.It looks painful. hope you have a speedy recovery and that the antibiotics work for you!!

  2. Hope your foot feels better soon.

  3. Ohhh man im so sorry hope u better real sooon

  4. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. Oh for those threes! You definitely did the right thing to go to ER and get started on meds. Not to worry, the buggy will be waiting! Take care! Mary at Hilltop Post

  5. Oh mercy!!! Horrible ticks!!!

    Got to protect yourself and check for them, if you are out.

    Best of luck!!!

    Ya' know, we have been having rotten luck around here too! WISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!!!????!!!!