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Nov 16, 2012

In my last share, I thought I was having a very bad allergic reaction to something, I wasn't sure what, but maybe to one of my pain medications by a different Manufacturer.
I couldn't have been more WRONG!!!

Until just TODAY, I still didn't know what I had, but I knew what I DIDN'T HAVE! It wasn't an allergic reaction to ANY MEDICATION. It also WASN'T IMPETIGO, as the Dr. in the ER thought it was. I'm not a Dr. and I've NEVER had any medical training, but from the 1st day, I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS IMPETIGO!! THIS I WAS SURE OF! I had Impetigo when I was a child, I have 4 children, who have also had Impetigo as children and I ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW TO TREAT IT! NEVER, NOT ONCE, DID I THINK THAT THIS WAS IMPETIGO!! 
This started on 10-22-12 with a very small rash and intense itching. From there, it took on a life of it's own. Within one week, I was covered from head to toes! LITERALLY! I had sores covering my entire body and they itched so bad, I was scratching myself raw. The worst of it is my back. That's the most painful, because it's so raw. It burns and hurts so bad no matter if I'm in the shower or applying cream to the affected areas. I think burn patients must feel similar pain. IT'S HORRIBLY PAINFUL! 
Today, I FINALLY know what it is! It's a Staph Infection. I don't know how or where I got it. I don't know WHY I got it. I haven't done any research on it yet, but I'm going to. I know that I'm on the right medications to treat it for now. I know, because I can feel the improvement and even see a small improvement. Feeling better, even just a little, is doing wonders for me. I'm not as depressed today, because I'm feeling hopeful that I'm heading in the right direction.

Thank you, EVERYONE, for your kind words, well wishes, cards and most of all, PRAYERS! I believe in the power of prayer and I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!! I love everyone of you that has helped me get through this! I don't know how long it takes to recover from this, but I'm going to try my best to do whatever it takes to recover as quickly as possible. It's been 3 weeks now and I have a feeling that this Infection will be the boss until I can over-throw it. I'm gonna give it all I can. It might take a while, but I'm not gonna stop until this Infection goes away! I pray it won't be too much longer.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THERE FOR ME!          

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Posted: Friday November 16, 2012, 10:55 am
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Terry V. (30)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:27 pm
Glad to hear they know what it is (besides looking very painful) Now you're on the way to recovery.!!!
Hugs,
Terry

Barbara F. (84)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:12 pm
Terry, I hope you received the reply I sent to you at about 9 PM tonight! Thank you so much for your thoughts, I really appreciate them.
Hugs, Barbara

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