In my last post, I showed a picture of my 'spider bite?' I could not get into the doctors Friday, but had an appointment for Saturday 11:45am. I have been dealing with this since early Tuesday. I had to roll a lot of change to make the payment, which is why I didn't want to go. Now, usually, this Dr. sings 'Cat scratch fever' to me since I seem to always see him when I have a bite from an animal rescue. So we joked he could now hum 'I don't Like Spiders & Snakes'. But he looked at my arm 4 times, turning away each time to think & then look again. He said, "It does not look like a spider or insect bite to me. I think it is Shingles, you have over 20 lesions there." "But," he continued, "It is not presenting like a typical case of shingles, with the extended rash." OK, like I am 'typical'...LOL! "Does it hurt?" Yes! So he decides to culture it. Did that hurt? HELL YES! So he sends in 2 scripts, one for Sulfamethoxazole-TPM DS , mostly for preventive reasons. He said something about 'pain management', but I shrugged, I do not like to do drugs, unless it is beer! So off to the drug store, with change purse getting lighter by the minute. I buy the biggest band aid pad they have to keep it clean, like he said. My sweet DH asked if I wanted to pop into the Pub for a beer, but, I said no, we have some at home. When I got home & looked over the drugs & info, I HIT the roof! For 'pain' he gave me 800 MG of Ibuprofen, to be taken 3 times a day! We have a twin pack from Sam's, 1000 pills, 200 MG. I could have taken 4 at a time if I needed to. I just wasted all that money!! And since it is my right arm, I even hurt to do graphics and chores. DH & Girl child are out shooting, which I won't even attempt.
Culture results should be back by Wednesday. Thanks to every one for your concern & reading this novel. Needless to say, I never made the Dollar Store :(