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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:44 PM

Going into the hospital on Friday..........

been fighting a toe infection for 2 weeks. It really doesn't look like it's gotten any better, even though I was on Keflex for one week and beginning my 2nd week on Cipro tomorrow.

Podiatrist said that as of right now it looks like I'm going to lose my toe. Throw good thoughts and Karma my way, please.

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Reply Going into the hospital on Friday.......... (Original post)
mrmpa Dec 2016 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2016 #1
question everything Dec 2016 #2
irisblue Dec 2016 #3
mrmpa Dec 2016 #5
irisblue Dec 2016 #18
DawgHouse Dec 2016 #4
Solly Mack Dec 2016 #6
hibbing Dec 2016 #7
KT2000 Dec 2016 #8
lonestarnot Dec 2016 #9
fleabiscuit Dec 2016 #10
In_The_Wind Dec 2016 #11
JudyM Dec 2016 #12
DFW Dec 2016 #13
mrmpa Dec 2016 #16
DFW Dec 2016 #20
lunatica Dec 2016 #14
mrmpa Dec 2016 #17
lunatica Dec 2016 #22
femmocrat Dec 2016 #15
shenmue Dec 2016 #19
rurallib Dec 2016 #21

Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:47 PM

1. Omigod, all my best vibes for you, my dear mrmpa!

I hope so much that you can keep your toe.........but if you can't, then you'll have to deal with it. It's an awful thought but I'll bet you can stand up under this.

Please let us know how it goes, OK?

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 09:53 PM

2. Sorry to hear about that. Hoping for the best

These are horrible antibiotics. And, most important, you need to prevent the spread beyond your toe.

Wishing you all the good karma in the world.


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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:33 PM

3. vibes!

Please let us know how you are, do you still plan on moving this month?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:50 PM

5. Yep........

Mom will be in her new place on Wednesday. I will stay with her Wednesday & Thursday. When I get out of the hospital, I have the man cave in my younger brother's house. His wife insisted.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 06:17 PM

18. I am glad she stood for you.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:44 PM

4. Good thoughts coming your way.

We will hope for the best, mrmpa!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 11:46 PM

6. Sorry it has taken this turn.

Thoughts for the best possible outcome.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Dec 5, 2016, 11:47 PM

7. Best vibes n/t

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:27 AM

8. good thoughts and

hope for keeping your toe. Infections are becoming a real problem.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:27 AM

9. Best wishes for you and your toe!

 

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:44 AM

10. Gentle Blessings in Your Direction!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:41 PM

11. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 02:42 PM

12. Hoping it resolves without pain.

Good luck!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 02:52 PM

13. Sounds ugly, but maybe they can save it.

My wife just got out of the hospital last week after a 5 hour operation trying to save her from a rare form of uterine cancer the gynecologists here call "Der Mörder (the murderer)," if that puts things into any perspective for you. It won't help your toe any, but at worst, you'll walk out of there knowing there's no "murderer" inside silently trying to kill you.

Best thoughts for your keeping your toe, anyhow. Maybe they will work some magic!

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 05:58 PM

16. My love to you & your wife.....n/t

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 07:05 PM

20. Thanks! She's not out of the woods yet

And this her second round with cancer. The first time was 15 years ago. We didn't expect a rematch.
But so far, she's still here, and that's what counts.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 05:50 PM

14. DO NOT TAKE CIPRO!!!

That stuff will ruin your life.

It causes tendonitis in every tendon in your body. Among the things that may happen is that your Achilles heel can pop even after you stop taking it. It also causes 'fuzzy feet' which is when you lose most of the sensation on the soles of your feet making you feel you're walking on sponges where you can't feel the ground.

I'm speaking from experience. I've had painful tendonitis for almost three years now because my doctor gave it to me when I almost died from a Urinary Tract Infection. And I'm lucky that I haven't ended up in a wheelchair like others have.

I know you probably don't believe me but at least look it up on the internet. Look up 'cipro' or 'floxed' which is part of the name of cipro. Look up fuzzy feet cause by cipro.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 06:00 PM

17. I believe you.............

I looked it up myself. I can only say, that I think it stopped this infection from taking my whole leg. The infection had crawled toward my ankle, but after the cipro it has diminished.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:22 AM

22. That's why the doctors use it

It's very good in fighting infections, but the price is too high. When I told the doctor what it had done to me she acted unconcerned and said she's heard something about that but that she was sure it would go away. The problem is the drug company that makes it doesn't tell the doctors how dangerous it is. The entire floxin (ciprofloxacin) family of drugs has bad side effects. And my tendonitis and nerve damage has not gone away in 3 years.

In any case I hope your problem gets cured completely. Losing your leg is scary!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 05:54 PM

15. Wishing you a good outcome and rapid recovery, mrmpa.

You have certainly had a rough month.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 06:48 PM

19. Hugs

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:52 PM

21. all I can do is send you best wishes for a good outcome

and a speedy and full recovery whatever happens.
My sympathy also.

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