"Still no further forward"
Posted by tillie4bb (as ),
In May 2015 I was admitted via A&E after being bitten in liverpool earlier that day, on attending I was rushed to resus with high temp. and being tacky cardic, pointing out the very obvious bite to my right calf (dismissed) later I was taken to MAU and pointed out the bite to them and my previous history of Invasive group A strep, this was also dismissed and the doctor seemed more interested in my possible drug use (of which I have NEVER taken any) the doctor seemed to disbelieve...
Cut a very long story short (11 days) whilst on c2 after being diagnosed with tracking cellulitis there was still no improvement (2-3 days later treatment started after testing positive for group A) 8 days passed with doctors, consultants, micro biologist and arguing between themselves when the nurse contacted tissue viability and an action plan was put into place (this started to work within 24hrs).
Whilst on c2 I was meant to have MRI scan but this never came about, on discharge I was meant to have follow up appointments with dermatologist but again nothing, like I said ill try to keep it short, we are now in October and I thanks to my GP finally got my MRI last month (that ruled out cellulitis) and have now got a dermatologist appointment for November again thanks to my GP but with still no real answers.
I'm left from being a healthy 37 year old woman to being in constant pain and taking 19 tablets per day and sporting a 8-10 inch scar on my leg.