Update Re: My trio to hospital etc.
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Started by wglassfo - Sept. 11, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

Hi Everybody

I know everybody has some thing to worry about so I try to not to dwell on my problems vs. your problems

As of lately, I have some good news

1: The  diabetic foot ulcer which started this whole episode is almost completely healed and just a matter of some time to be completely healed

2: I was just recently told, after several blood tests that I do NOT have blood poisoning

I am told I have a bacterial blood infection, which can attack any part of my body but so far is confined to my lower legs. One leg seems to be getting better but the other got worse but seems to be stable at present 

The problem is there seems to be no antibiotic which will heal my bacteria infection. I have been on so many different drugs I have lost count of how many have been tried with no success. In fact I am allergic to one drug which still remains a mystery as to which drug caused the allergic re-action. So we are going through a process of elimination to find what my allergy may be, and of coarse my body is doing as much as it can to fight the infection

In the mean time I am still using different IV drip injections [which my wife has learned how to hook me up to an IV]

I have an an appointment with the infectious disease  specialist in the big city hospital in a week or so.

To sum things up I am told my vital signs are all good but my body is working very hard to do it's job to fight off an infection My body is very sick, but I feel good. Weird isn't it

This is why I am  more tired than usual, with frequent naps during the day

I think I will be able to post more, or I hope so, as the 3 or so trips/ week to a medical appointment seems to have tapered off.

I feel good, just less energy but I think if we can find a bacteria fighting drug that works, then all will be good

By mcfarm - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:11 a.m.
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so for the most part better news. That is good Wayne. Keep on the straight and narrow and good wishes to you.

By 7475 - Sept. 12, 2021, 8:43 a.m.
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 There is no need to tell you that diabetes is an insidious disease.

I know a couple people who constantly battle it.

Much progress has/is  being made toward simplifying it's management, but much attention is needed still on a daily and often hourly basis. Glad you kind of accept that and actually DO that! 


By metmike - Sept. 12, 2021, 11:46 a.m.
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Thanks for keeping us posted Wayne.

Very happy to hear that this hasn't turned out to be life threatening so far and especially that the diabetic ulcer in your foot is almost healed.

Still concerning that although one leg got better, the other one got worse. I'm very confused by what that means if you have a systemic infection and the foot has almost healed.

I will guess that this is related to your somewhat advanced diabetes that was not properly managed for several years and the damage to your blood vessels/nerves in your legs/lower extremities(farthest from the heart) which carry nutrients to heal your body. 

The main thing is that you are on top of it now and have some good medicine and doctors. 

Keep us posted!

This was Wayne's previous update:

                Update on my blood poisoning            

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                Started by wglassfo - Aug. 22, 2021, 5:02 p.m.