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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Update

The doctor asked me to drop my trousers. At the top of my left leg is a swollen hard red knot about the size of two softballs. Doc said, "Wow."

Then he said, "Bet it hurts." Doctors, I understand, are considered intelligent.

Bottom line, I'm sicker than I first thought. I'm on three antibiotics, one shot into my hip.

All I want to do is sleep.

I'll live.

Stephen

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  1. Whatever it is I hope that all comes out well for you. I'm sure someone is making sure you will be okay for LB. Good Luck Stephen and take your meds.

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    1. Thank you, and yes I'm taking those meds...

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  2. WTH??? You had a knot the size of TWO softballs and you were not worried? I would be at the Mayo clinic screaming for help. I'm glad you got a doc to look at at it, hope everything gets OK.

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    1. Oh, I'm worried...doctor said it's serious. I'm just not allowing the condition to scare me. I return tomorrow for another round of 'park my dignity at the door and walk on in.' Thanks, my friend.

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  3. Be well..Will remember you in my prayers this evening.

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  4. CR*P! Praying for you! and Little Bit's birthday too!

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    1. Thank you, True...Little Bit needs the prayers. God bless.

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  5. Don't die. I'll be mad if you do.

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    1. If I do, I'll haunt the heck out of you, Mudbug...

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  6. Don't make us send in kymber to kick your ass. Please take care of yourself. I will pray for you.

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    1. Thanks, Craig, me too. I feel weird sitting on my butt, sweating, when I could be at work, sweating.

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  8. Prayers for you. (Good timing cuz I'm headed to bed.)

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  9. Wishing you all the best, heal well, and hurry up about it.

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    1. Healing as fast as possible. Thanks, my friend.

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  10. Eek. That sounds terrible. Hope it's nothing serious and you get well soon.

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Lady. Maybe today I'll get a chance to look over your current post and pick up a tip or two.

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  11. Follow doctors orders and REST! My oldest son had to have his node gland removed from his upper leg when it got bad like yours, so take your medicine and be a good boy! Continuing to keep you in prayer!
    Shar

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    1. Spooky, but Doc said if my condition doesn't improve he cut....Thank you for the prayers, my dear friend.

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  12. i'm with Rob...don't make them have to send me down to kick your *ss. oh dear friend, take a day off work and rest. please get better. i am so worried about you right now!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. I'll be fine, kymber, don't worry. God bless you. Everyone needs a friend who's willing to place a small sized boot up your rear when needed...

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  13. Prayers for healing on the way - get well soon, friend.

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  14. It's ok. I'm sure Stephen is a typical male like me that is just sure it isn't anything until it is something. Good luck with that one, my friend. Hopefully your rear shrinks quickly.

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    1. So true. I did ignore it. Walked kinda funny for a few days. Then, I stepped from the shower in front of my wife. She screamed...the rest is history. Thanks, my friend.

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  15. Wouldn't a mass the size of ONE softball send you to the doctor like a LONG TIME AGO? Yes, I am nagging.

    I am reminded of my brother who was complaining of hard knots in the groin area, like lymph nodes? He went on and on about them, and then he happened to mention that he had a "little grass burn from soccer". His entire butt cheek and thigh were hot, red, oozing yellow stuff and blood. Yeah, and he finally said something when he got a knot in his groin. Men.

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    1. Ouch, at least mine is located on my left leg where it meets my groin....yes, it's true, we men are hard headed as all get out about doctor visits. Thank you, Kris.

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  16. $%^&*%$%^# Stephen take care of yourself or I'll see if we can get your wife to sic Lilbit on you with puppy-dog eyes.

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    1. Funny. She asked her Nana this morning if Papa had to get a shot. Nana said yes and Papa didn't even feel it. Little Bit said, oh he felt it, he's just to mean to admit it.

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  17. Major bummer!
    Rest, take your meds, and follow the Doctor's orders!
    I'll remember you in my prayers tonight.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. The way I feel now I can sure use the prayers.

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  18. Ouch!!! Take care of yourself and get well soon my friend.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. Take care of my bees...

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  19. Praying the Meds do what they should to help you clear up the infection soon. Rest:) And praying for your granddaughter's birthday.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie...bless your heart.

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  20. I'm sorry Bubba, I have seen the inside of too many hospitals....stay well. Let me know if I can do anything.

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    1. I will, my friend, I will. Thank you.

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  21. I'm praying for your recovery also. Is it catscratch, maybe, or MRSA. Had the former and it caused the same deal but under my arm. Doc wanted to call it cancer or something but The Lord listens to prayer and the Doc came back with the better news. Plenty of feverish nights though. Anyway, Like I said, you are in my prayers. Feel better!

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  22. Thank you, my friend. No it isn't cat scratch, if I can spell it correctly it's cellulitis. Bad stuff according to the doctor. And, its spreading.

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  23. Get well soon buddy...we heard from Brigid over on 'Home on the Range' you were having some sickness indeed that does not sound good so a little prayer coming your way from all of the 'anonymous ones' out there in the ether who keep up with you guys.

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    1. Thanks, my friend...Brigid is sweet that way...please, come back and hang around.

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  24. Prayers for you Stephen...and Sweet Wife and Little Bit too. I hope by the time you read this, you are home, in the presence of your wonderful family.

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    1. Sherry, well I'm not home yet. Maybe some day.

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