Emergency room for 5 hours

Thursday night was a bit weird for me. I had a really strange fever with a lot of shaking and sweating… After 11 hours of sleep I was ok and went to work as usual. During the day I felt my calf was a bit red and swollen but I did not think much of it… I did mention this on my Swedish blog and a lot of people was really concerned and asked me to go to the emergency room right away… The symptoms was close to a thrombus (blood clot). I googled a bit and I had to agree. So the first thing I did this morning I went to the hospital to show them my calf…

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It is not pretty… The nures who saw it first immediately diagnosed it as erysipelas. An infectious disease of the skin marked by inflammation and accompanied by fever. The doctor agreed but just to be sure I was sent to do an ultrasound examination. After a couple of waiting I got the result and it was no traces of any blood clots so it was  “only” erysipelas. So I will now eat antibiotics for 10 days…

I celebrated the (kind of) good news with some beer sausages and a coke zero.

For dinner I had some pork chops with garlic butter.

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The intake was

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/Tommy

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6 Responses to Emergency room for 5 hours

  1. Barbara says:

    Please take this damn seriously. My husband had quite the same last year in December and he has to deal with it since then. Be sure that the little beasts are really dead!
    Best wishes from Germany.
    Barbara

  2. Annie B says:

    Oh that does look nasty and painful, poor you. I hope you recover 100% with no repeat infection and I hope you are feeling a little bit better already. Glad it didn’t affect your appetite

    • Tommy says:

      Thanks,

      Well I do not really feel ill except the pain when I touch the calf. If I do not touch the calf I am fine so I try to avoid to do that… 🙂

      I do not think I have fever and my stamina feels pretty much normal…

      /Tommy

  3. BobM says:

    Hey Tommy, you might consider increasing your probiotics (from fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut and kimchi, and/or from pills) for a while. Supposedly, antibiotics kill all bacteria, including the “good” ones that live in you. There is some evidence that taking probiotics can help replenish your bacteria.

    • Tommy says:

      Ok, I’ll take a look at that. I have been thinking about doing my own sauerkraut and this might be a good reason to actually do it…

      /Tommy

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