Friday 22nd June 2018 I see my general Dr… My legs are swelling more than usual, I feel pretty awful and I am starting to get some red patches on my skin; hands, legs, feet. He gives me antibiotics saying “Take them if you need them, let me know how you are getting on early next week….”
02.00 Monday 25th June 2018…. Rushed into hospital by ambulance, temperature 39.1c (102.5 F), hands and legs very swollen, evident bright red cellulitis all up feet, legs to nearly the top of the thighs, hands and forearms. Rigors (convulsions). My diagnosis was indeed cellulitis, along with dangerously high calcium levels which have yet to be explained
After massive doses of antibiotics and having my system flushed with saline, I have made a recovery. Not yet full but I am now home, still on antibiotics and under medical supervision from a visiting nurse.
The ONLY reason i have posted this is to say… Do not wait to seek medical help.
If we had waited until maybe 9am and then rung the Doctor I could well be either dead from sepsis or in a very serious condition. Make sure you get timely help.
Better to ask for help and not need it, than to wait too long.