Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Consider this your warning: festering ooze ahead

Many of you have been following the saga of "The Festering Wound". For those of you who aren't familiar, I have had a mysterious lump on my leg since about March that will randomly decide to ooze. I have had numerous people look at it and tell me what they believe it to be; however, that has led me to receiving about 15 different diagnoses and treatment regimens. It became infected this past weekend and yesterday it was so painful and swollen/oozy that I could barely walk. I decided to go to Urgent Care.

So many of you have been following the Festering Wound story that I had to post a picture of it on the blog. Quite frankly, it has developed such a personality over time that it probably deserves a blog of its own. But I'm too lazy for that.

For those of you who are squeamish or are sick of hearing me talk about the Festering Wound, my apologies. I hope to be rid of it soon.

I took this picture last night around 9:00pm after the antibiotics kicked in and a lot of the swelling went down. The black circle drawn on my leg was the doctor's marking around where the redness had extended when I was being treated.



Coco, I dare you to recreate this.

9 comments:

Aliecat said...

JAY-SUS CHRIST! What did it end up being? My guess is a spider bite gone septic.

lesley said...

Well, that's what Doctor #2 told me. The only thing is, how could it have taken 4 months before the bite went septic? Very odd...

I'll know more when the blood work results come back from the lab.

Ang said...

Yep. That looks to be getting worse.

It needs a name. Like, Doris or Jim.

Nayana Anthony said...

Ew! I am glad to see you can walk again, though.

Eda Cherry said...

I can't believe how much swelling there was! Oh Lulu! I'm so glad I've been in on this saga from the start. Remember that sweet story of the shooting ooze? Aw.

And, by the way, the challenge is ON!

Eda Cherry said...

Here it is -- everything but the sharpie circle...

Elizabeth said...

Did anyone ever tell you what it was? Spider bite, leg nipple, etc?

Loops O'Fury said...

Holy fuck, that looks like a staph infection.
A friend of mine had one on her leg once and it took months for it to heal.

Emily said...

Wow, that's horrifying. I hope they figure out what the hell it is!