Today I was talking to a friend about my blog and how amazing it was that people are following from all over the world. Her quick response to this was, “You are the leg down under”. Well we had a real chuckle at that one, as we come from the land of kangaroos and koalas often known as the “Land Down Under” or better known as Australia.
Sadly I would like to tell you all that I was home sitting in my nice comfy chair and sleeping in my own bed, but it looks like I am to be in hospital another week. The doctor is happy with the newly transferred nodes and listened again to the blood flow. However he is concerned with the cellulitis, which is looking so much better, but there is still a small area and my blood tests still come back showing infection, so I have to remain on IV antibiotics till the blood tests come back clear. I am to have a PICC line inserted, for ease of giving the medication as I have had issues with the canulars and the type of antibiotic which irritates the veins. I think over the years from having IV antibiotics my veins are not good, this has become a problem now. Hopefully this is the last time I have to deal with cellulitis as the new nodes start to work clearing bugs!
On the bright side the incision along my lower neck is very, very neat, just a line and healing well, i can hardly see it so I am happy with that. The knee is also starting to look less swollen and the scar neat and straight. (Elizabeth I wish I had thought of the tape measure!) I still have to elevate and rest the leg in a chair or in bed. Still no bending but I can weight bear on it to walk to the bathroom, thank goodness for that, but not allowed out of the room!! If you have to stay in hospital for a while this place is beautiful, lovely room, own bathroom, internet, TV and very good fresh food, which is remarkable for a hospital. I am on the top floor and have a view across bushland, while sitting in my chair I am sure there are some kangaroos and koalas hiding out there!