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First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:00 pm
by sunburn
I have had Lymphedema for 14 years.Right arm.I started MLD and wrapping last fall.We got my arm back to normal size and I went with new Juso sleeze.I was wrapping 3 times a week before I got the new sleeve .I went to 2 times a week. then 1.I missed 3 weeks of Mld and wrapping when my mother
passed away Dec 6. last weekend I wrapped my arm.Pain like I HAVE NEVER HAD .I have a spot of fibrosis above my elbow on my forarm it was the size of my thumb.The cellulitus showed up behind the
fibrosis.Red and swelling.I listen to you on this web site went to urgent care Dec 30.They gave me a
shot of roosslin 500mg. and prescription for Keflex 500mg 4 times a day.The pain is going away and
the redness has retreated to just the forarm.its was all the way to my arm pit.the color is pink now
my arm reminds me of a lava lamp.Fibrosis in my arm is hard like a rock and still has fever in it.I
have been on antibiotics 48hrs.going to the family doctor monaday long does this stuff

Re: First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:29 am
by queenphoton
It can lost some time, I haven't had it myself, but many family members have. It is really a bad infection in which you must really keep an eye on.

Re: First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:51 am
by patoco
Hi Ya Sunburn :)

Generally, cellulitis will run its course and be completely gone with 7 - 10 days of antibiotics.

The pain that accompanies cellulitis is probably the worse type of physical pain that I've had. There seems to be much more pain with it then I've had with any surgery, injury etc. If you ever need a short course of pain meds to help, don't be afraid to ask your doc.

Glad to hear you are doing better - just give yourself time now to get your energy levels and spunk back.

So sorry to hear about your mom, I lost mine a couple years ago and I still really miss her. She wasn't just a mom to me, as an adult, she really became one of my best friends too.

Big hug to ya!


Re: First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:44 pm
by sunburn
Color is better.still turns pink then white.I got a battle going on in there.I drank some cranberrie juice
and pushed allot of water.The pain is going away and the Fibrosis is SHRINKING getting soft.I have
am very motivated.I feel good today.

Re: First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:19 pm
by sunburn
cellulitus is gone !wrapped my arm and got the swelling down.I went to my family doc
gave me another week of Keflex.still drinking Cranberrie juice.


Re: First time with cellulitus right arm

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:18 am
by patoco
Hi ya Sunburn :!:

Super good news :) :!: :!:

Let's hope now that it will stay gone and that things will get rapidly back to normal for you.

it's probably a good thing to get the extra Keflex, just to make sure the bacteria is totally wiped out and you can't go wrong with Cranberry juice either - love that stuff myself.

Here's to a healthier new year for you :)