It has taken me ages to get into the hospital Wi-Fi.
Thank you for all your very kind comments. This is my second day here and the swelling has not reduced yet, although the antibiotics seem to be taking the heat out of my leg, which is good. Before I came in I had an ultrasound DVT scan, which proved negative, but a consultant has just seen me and says he wants another done because he wants to get to the bottom of why the swelling is there, which is causing all the problems. He seemed quite impressed that I had suggested to my GP the problem might be a DVT and that I had reported that the arterial supply seemed ok. Indeed this was confirmed a little later when a doctor did an in house arterial ultrasound on both legs and the blood supply to both feet is very good. We await the venial ultrasound and then they can start powerful compression bandaging to get rid of the fluid ~ and that will enable the ulcer to heal.
I have just seen some nurses who remember me from my ambulance days . . . . had a nice chat with them . . . :)
I'll do another post soon.
Just a short note to say that today I shall be admitted to hospital in Bristol for about a week.
Some of you will know I have been experiencing problems with a leg nasty leg ulcer since December and have been fighting a gradual losing battle.
It has accelerated in sheer horridness and I have a very large swelling in my left calf ~ it is very painful.
The oral antibiotics are not touching it and I need some powerful intravenous antibiotics, which I am hoping and praying will work.
I am taking my laptop to hospital and will be writing some short stories and I shall let you know how I am getting on.
It will seem rather strange for me to receive some care for a change.
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