Curmudgeon in Training
Cellulitis! Ha.I'll get it fixed. Between writing, physical therapy, and being sick (Not Covid, I picked up peri-orbital cellulitis somewhere...) I should be able to update the link. Thank you for the head's up.
Sorry Kryslin, I truly sympathize from personal experience, but that's just SnakeOilese for "it's an inflammation of some sort and we haven't a clue why, but we'll give it a fancy name to sound smart & justify our rates".
Went through that with a leg infection 20 years back that they never did figure out the cause; I'd bumped that shin the day before, rubbed it out & forgotten about it in seconds. The original Dr. actually flinched with a W.C. Fields "Godfrey Daniels" take when he saw the leg two days later; extremely swollen calf, with fire engine red spider veins & looked as if it was going to shatter. "Possible" loss of the leg was mentioned more than once. Three credit cards were "definitely" maxed out though before being admitted into the hospital. I was a couple weeks shy of having my union benefits.
IV antibiotics, ultrasound, sharing a room with an 87 yr. old Baptist minister with a constant flow of family (very nice people), all the while I was hallucinating from the drugs.
Finally released after 4 days with no idea of what had just happened.
Fortunately, I insisted on being perscribed oral antibiotics as it flared up 5 more times over the next couple of years. Last time though, symptoms were in exact reverse order (thought I was getting the flu) & oddly enough the last time I had the problem. But it was like walking around with a grenade w/o a pin for some years.
Hope your situation is more predictable.