I didn’t have a bacterial infection. (So I got a lot of “oh poor thing, she has a staph infection” sympathy for nothing.) I didn’t have a fungal infection. In fact, according to the cultures, there was nothing wrong with me. (Obviously, there was.) But, after I described my symptoms to the doctor at my appointment this evening (including the new rash that formed after I started taking the antibiotics and my flu like symptoms for one night), she ordered two more blood tests: a CBC (complete blood count) which measures for white blood cell activity and for Lyme disease. So here’s hoping that I DON’T have Lyme but if I do, I guess it will be good that it was caught early on. I did go hiking on Labor Day in PA so if I have it, I probably got it then. And this concludes yet another chapter in the never-ending saga of “My leg is going to fall off.”
TO BE CONTINUED (when the lab results come back)
when you told me you had a circle, i wondered about lyme’s…either way, here’s hoping your leg does not fall off.