Fluffy Bunnies and The Super Infection
You know that one thing you donâ€™t want to share yet it becomes such a painful burden when it occurs, you feel the need to vent.
This one is my one thing. And it sucks.
I have a reoccurring skin infection.
Staph, MRSA, Super Bugâ€¦ Call it what you wish but itâ€™s the thorn to this rose. Very painful and very ugly.
To be clear, Iâ€™m very clean, maybe too clean. Washing hands, cleaning house, etc. Anyone can get it. Staph isnâ€™t bias.
I hadnâ€™t had an issue in a long time then just this week ..Â BOOM I got smacked in the face-literally.
Today I had to go to the ER because I couldnâ€™t talk and the swelling had spread from just my chin to into my cheek and my neck. Scared, I took my family with me to the local ER.
It looked like I played Fluffy Bunnies with no marshmallows.
Now Iâ€™m sitting here with warm compresses and lots of pain meds, not to mention antibiotics. Iâ€™m optimistic enough to know itâ€™ll be gone within a few days. In the meantime, it looks like I got socked in the jaw. When we went out today, I caught people giving my husband glares. Itâ€™s not funny but itâ€™s interesting how thatâ€™s how society views a woman with a swollen face.
Besides, my husband would rather die before heâ€™d hit me.
Itâ€™s funny that most people think staph is an insect bite or pimple. Go to the doctor ASAP. Do not pass go, Do not collect $200. Just get your butt in the Doc office. Staph is awful and untreated could be fatal. Seriously.
Maybe not a blog post you were hoping for but for me, itâ€™s a huge weight lifted.
I never talk about this nor do many people know but the doctor I saw in the ER said something that encouraged me to write this:
If you knew how many people I see that have infections and they donâ€™t do anything. Then they come here and I send them to surgeryâ€¦for amputation.
Now that youâ€™ve read my story, you wanna go clean your house again?
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her familyâ€™s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.