June 20th marked the day when each course of antibiotics were stopped, both oral and via PICC Line. It was time to see how my leg would react to being without the support of the antibiotics on board. I had my worries hearing nightmare stories, but I needed to keep positive for the sake of my leg and body in trying to get this leg to heal.
My Infectious Disease doctor did tell me that pain would go away if I elevated my leg, stopped working out, and so forth to allow the leg to heal. However the pain has been increase and I am on a lesser form of Tylenol 3 known as Tylenol 1. It helps with the pain, but even it now is having the challenge of keeping the pain under control.
As we are also dealing with a summer heat wave, that causes more swelling in my already swollen leg. Summer is just not the right reason to deal with these issues. The wound on my bad leg looks better but I still question if it is ever going to heal or if doctors are going to have to intervene.