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Matt_Edwards
11-26-2014, 04:49 AM
My left arm is 1.5x the diameter of my left. It hurts like buggery, is bright red and 4degree hotter than the right. Got back from the doctor this afternoon. The diagnosis is severe staph infection in my left arm. Doc got some strong antibiotics approved by Canberra. If there is no improvement by Saturday morning, off to hospital for intravenous antibiotics.
Arm is immobilized. We're praying I can get going again real soon.

bigbenamerika
11-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Wish you the best! Get better soon!

scootchu
11-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Wow, just like that? Good luck with the antibiotics. Decorations can wait, your health can't.

corytcline
11-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Ouch staph infections are painful to say the least. Best of luck to you!

dmcole
11-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Matt:

Gads man, rest and recuperate. The lights will be there when you feel better.

\dmc

blantrip
11-26-2014, 01:54 PM
I'm sure you are feeling stressed, but rest and recover. Lights are nice but your health is more important. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Livermore-Dad
11-26-2014, 02:01 PM
Ouch sounds terrible.Hope you get it back to norm and back into the Christmas thing.

kychristmas
11-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Scary stuff Matt. Get better soon.

Roterhead
11-26-2014, 02:08 PM
That is terrible! And nothing to fool around with!

Please get well and my family will have prayers for you.

imbluenote
11-26-2014, 02:27 PM
get well soon.

Akentut
11-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Hoping you are well soon.

PS> I saw where the trays on airlines are full of Staph. EEEK!

Uncle Al
11-26-2014, 09:28 PM
Praying for a quick and full recovery!

Dougp
11-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Get well soon. Praying for a speedy recover.

LightUpMA
11-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Hope you feel better very soon!

sebjsan
11-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Good luck Matt. I had staph infection in my right arm. It also ncrease the 1.5 x as well. I got my elbow drained at a clinic The next day i was in the hospital. Spent the first 3 days on antibiotics while they waited for the test results. In thw meantime my temperature got to 103. Ended up going into surgery to have it cut opened, cleaned and drained. Remained in the hospital another 3 days. Have them drain it properly ans get u on the right antibiotics. I had MRSA.

Matt_Edwards
11-29-2014, 09:11 PM
Guys,
My arm has improved considerably. there is now very little swelling. The elbow is still infected, but is definitely on the mend.
Thanks for the prayers and thoughts
Matthew

corytcline
12-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Good luck Matt. I had staph infection in my right arm. It also ncrease the 1.5 x as well. I got my elbow drained at a clinic The next day i was in the hospital. Spent the first 3 days on antibiotics while they waited for the test results. In thw meantime my temperature got to 103. Ended up going into surgery to have it cut opened, cleaned and drained. Remained in the hospital another 3 days. Have them drain it properly ans get u on the right antibiotics. I had MRSA.

MRSA is what I had to and not sure about yours but mine kept coming back in different places. Got several deep scares from this before it finally ended.

Christmas Mark
12-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Prayers sent out for you, health before lights. Hopefully u will be able to get back to it.

dj merritt
12-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Nothing to play with, My brother got it in his leg yrs ago . Today as i speak they are talking about amputation . do what the DR says . prayers for full recovery .