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  •  I'm pretty sure my tetanus (12+ / 0-)

    vaccine is up to date, within the last few years.  I'm one of those people who eschew medical attention for "minor" injuries; you know, anything short of a limb falling off.  Still, this was such a nasty little puncture (had to change my sock because of the blood), I'm thinking that a massive antibiotic injection couldn't hurt me.  Maybe on the way home.

    You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ. (and donate to Bill!)

    by rb608 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:47:07 AM PST

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    •  If you start... (10+ / 0-)

      ... getting a fever today, leave work and go to ER and get antibiotics immediately.  Injection so it's fast-acting and then a round of pills for however many days it takes to get over anything.

      I get where you're coming from about avoiding doctors.  I did just great..., until I got dizzy spells while sitting down at my computer..., which ended up being high blood pressure, and that's when the left bundle branch block was diagnosed in my heart - painless, but there's nothing to be done for it unless both sides get involved & maybe need a pacemaker - or I could die from it; I also ended up in the hospital with kidney failure a few years ago, and both my dr. and the hospital's staff dr. said "But you don't look sick!"  (Strangest reaction I've ever heard from doctors!  "But doctor!" I said to my physician the next day in hospital, "You've never actually seen me well.  I only met you after my high b/p and heart condition were diagnosed."  That made him stop and think for a few moments.)  The kidney failure I had was also painless, but it was caught in time and it was because of the meds I was taking, and they worked too well so I ended up with low b/p that barely registered.  My feet were full of water because they had been for a few weeks, and then there was the IV that was full-open to flush out my kidneys, feet very painful, and I ended up back in ER the day after I got home with a severe case of gout so bad I couldn't walk on my right foot, so those meds were added to my daily regimen.  The kidney failure was caught on a routine monitoring blood test at the clinic, so now I go in for blood work and brief checkup to monitor my b/p and gout meds every three months.

      I'm old, so odd things are expected at my age.

      I suspect you're much younger than me, and I don't want you going through some of the things I've already been through, so that's why I'm acting like a worry-wart old auntie.

      Could you go to ER at lunch?  If you haven't voted yet, you don't want to wait so long that if you get a high fever before your workday ends you might end up in the hospital and be unable to vote tomorrow.

      Antibiotics would undoubtedly do you a world of good, even if you don't need a tetanus booster (though that couldn't hurt either).

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:12:51 AM PST

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