View Full Version : The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!!

09-13-2008, 01:49 PM
I am alive and a little better, I went to the hospital again, and I WILL live!!! :woohoo: The infection had spread to the skin, and is now cellulitis.... what ever that is. The Er doc and the local hospital had even mentioned gangrene, and that wigged me out pretty bad, but things didn't get worse over night and the fever didn't go up.... so we will wait and see.

I just spent 1 hr on the phone with windstream to finally get my dsl working again. So I will be on and off for a while.

I really want to thank everybody for your thought and prayers and well wishes, it means a lot to me!!! You guys really are the best.

I will keep in touch!

09-13-2008, 02:04 PM
How do we know this is really you and not some sick imposter?


Glad to see you back on line. Get better big guy!

09-13-2008, 02:16 PM
Glad to hear you're doing good John. get better soon.

09-13-2008, 03:12 PM
It's so good to see you're doing better John. I hope you continue to improve!

09-13-2008, 03:23 PM
So glad to hear it John. We miss you in Chat!!

09-13-2008, 05:29 PM
I am so glad we are not talking to the dead. Get better soon.;)

09-13-2008, 06:35 PM
John its good to see you posting again.. I hope you are feeling better!!!

09-13-2008, 09:56 PM
John....cellulitis can be very serious & is nothing to be trifled with. Keep an eye on it, please!!!

09-14-2008, 08:11 AM
Hang in there John! We'll save somne lunacy for you! :cool1:

09-14-2008, 09:20 AM

09-14-2008, 10:42 AM
Thanks Pete that made my day.... not. :)

Thanks everybody else.... I am still the same, with a little more pain, so that has me concerned. Erica is trying to talk me into another trip to the er, but I say no way!!!

09-14-2008, 12:24 PM
I swear you are trying to make us come up there and kick your butt all the way to the ER. Listen to your wife she is right this time.

09-14-2008, 12:35 PM
Sometimes loves just hurts, huh?

Don't make us come over there, John. I have rectal thermometers and I know how to use them!! :scared1:

09-14-2008, 01:17 PM
I hope you feel better soon John! I've been going through some medical stuff the past week myself so I know it's no fun. :sick: I will keepyou in my prayers!

09-14-2008, 01:22 PM
Get better man

09-14-2008, 01:55 PM
John, don't take chances with your health! Get back to the ER NOW!

09-14-2008, 04:14 PM
John, don't take chances with your health! Get back to the ER NOW!

Yeah. Try a colonoscopy -

that's the beer talking.

09-14-2008, 04:51 PM
I don't want to gross anyone out, but cellulitis is a serious skin infection which can spread into the lymph nodes & bloodstream. John....if your wife says you need to go back to the E.R., then listen to her please. She knows you better than we do & if she says go....then GO!!! The secret to a happy life is a happy wife!!

09-14-2008, 05:39 PM
.. The secret to a happy life is a happy wife!!

I love you Deb.....but I beg to differ, according to Jimmy Soul:

If You Wanna Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsWFq4E0JPc)
If you wanna be happy
For the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife,
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he marries her
Then she starts to do
The things that will break his heart.
But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You'll be happy for the rest of your life,
An ugly woman cooks her meals on time,
She'll always give you peace of mind.

Don't let your friends say
You have no taste,
Go ahead and marry anyway,
Though her face is ugly,
Her eyes don't match,
Take it from me she's a better catch.

09-14-2008, 07:38 PM
I love you Deb.....but I beg to differ, according to Jimmy Soul:

If You Wanna Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsWFq4E0JPc)

Rog....you KNOW if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!:rotfl2:

P.S. I love you too!!


09-15-2008, 10:06 AM
John, Hopefully you've wisend up and gone back to the ER, by now. If not.....I'm very disappointed in you young man! You are old enough to take better care of yourself. If not for you then for the people who love you. Don't be selfish.....get healthy so you can play with your son and help your wife around the house.

That was my very best "mom-guilt"

Did it work?

09-15-2008, 10:43 AM
John is suppose to be seeing a new Dr. today.

09-15-2008, 12:28 PM
Wow, what a night!!! Ike hit us about 8pm and knocked out electric out. I have been doing my best to get the generator hooked up..... I had to prioritize... 1. Fridge 2. Chest freezer 3 Internet, and I am out of juice!!! So thats it.

I forced myself out of bed and got the little honda out of the TT, man I love that thing!!! It is purring away happily outside. There are reports we may not have power till THURSDAY!!! Most of OUR repair crews are in TX!!!! LOL

Well, I called doc 1st thing this AM, they had no power either, if he gets it back I go tomorrow at 8:30. So I will let you know.

I hate to think what else is gonna happen this week.......:confused:

09-15-2008, 01:13 PM

09-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Wow John! You definately didn't need that. I hope power is restored soon and you can get to the doctor. Take care of yourself as best you can.

09-15-2008, 03:50 PM
Hey John, late catching up as usual but wanted to add...

Don't mess around with cellulitus (sp?) I had it once in my sinus area spent a week in the hospital on IV and another two weeks at home on IV with in-home care.

And, I also think sometimes they tell you it's cellulitus when they don't know what the heck is going on.

Be Proactive with this thing.

I'm so sorry you were affected by the storm, like you need that on top of everything else! :hug:

My thoughts are with you.

09-16-2008, 11:05 AM
Just an update.... I finally saw a real Doctor this morning, and he said all is well. It is gonna take a couple of weeks to get better, and he gave me ANOTHER antibiotic to take, and extended the others for a week! So I am home, and HURTING!!! LOL

Power company said we MAY have power by friday, so erica and I ran a bunch more extensions this morning to power the rest of the house the best we could. We are running the fridge, and freezer, and when they get cold, I plugged in the TV and satellite!!! wooooo hooooo! Now if we just had water.

09-16-2008, 11:07 AM
I still think you may need a colonoscopy!


09-16-2008, 11:09 AM
I still think you may need a colonoscopy!


Why are you wishing that on this poor man? :lmao:

Very glad you saw a real Doc, John! Take it easy!

09-16-2008, 11:59 AM
John, I am glad you saw a real doctor! Sometimes we just have to give antibiotics a chance to work. I'm hoping they'll start working soon and you'll be better!