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    Frown

    I am on a weeks vacation starting today and wouldn't you know it, I got an infection in my upper leg from something and it is swollen up quite a bit. On top of that I got a fever of 102. I went to the doctors today and got the results of my heart condition and that is getting better. My blood pressure is down and so is my chloresteral (forgot how to spell that). If I still have this problem tomorrow I guess it's back to the doctors office for another round of meds.

    I guess hanging out at the beach for the next few days will be out of the question.

    Just had to ***** about it.

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    take care of yourself

    As we get older, things heal slower. Have type II diabetes.

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    Infection with fever swollen leg ?

    Doctor let you go home with it ?

    I would start seeing a new doctor, like tonight.

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    Originally posted by gruvn
    Infection with fever swollen leg ?

    Doctor let you go home with it ?

    I would start seeing a new doctor, like tonight.
    No, the doctor didn't know. That was this morning and this happened this afternoon. I didn't start getting the fever until earlier this evening.

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    If your doc was an hvac tech, the patient would want the next call to be free, because its a call back.

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    Maybe you should eat a refrigerator full of food and get back into good health like me

    Good to see you back WH.

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    Good thing you are on vacation so you don't have to take sick leave.
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    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    Good thing you are on vacation so you don't have to take sick leave.
    That's a good way to look at it. I got fired while on vacation once. Now that sucked.

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    Originally posted by mattm

    That's a good way to look at it. I got fired while on vacation once. Now that sucked.
    maybe you shouldnt have taken vacation without letting boss know first

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    Well, today after putting it off for the past 5 days I decided to go see the doctor about my leg. It got to the point of where I was having a hard time walking or laying on it. The doc said it was a good thing I came in today because if I waited one more day I could have had serious problems with the leg and possibly my groin area, (it was only a few inches away). They opened it up and removed approx. what I would say 2-3 cups worth of infection. My God it was painful while they removedall of it. I have to go back in a couple of days to do it again (possibly) and for them to sew it up (about a 4" incision). It was more painful afterwards but thank God for painkillers. The instructions say 1-2 every 4-6 hours, but I thought it said 4-6 every 1-2 hours. I have NO pain now. This vacation is turning out to suck. I called in and told the boss I amy need a few more days, all I got was a laugh. Regardless of what he says I am gonna get atleast one or two days out in the boat or at the beach before all this is over with.

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    You may have a staph infection. Very serious, could've lost your leg or worse. You may need very frequent doses of very strong antibiotics. Google "staph infections".
    Saddle Up!

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    Originally posted by mattm
    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    Good thing you are on vacation so you don't have to take sick leave.
    That's a good way to look at it. I got fired while on vacation once. Now that sucked.

    Maybe they noticed that things got better while you were on vacation. Did you buy them coffees before you left?
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Originally posted by -80guru
    You may have a staph infection. Very serious, could've lost your leg or worse. You may need very frequent doses of very strong antibiotics. Google "staph infections".
    I got a pretty strong antibiotic, just came off amoxacilin and now on keflex. Damn it is painful today!!

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