My Turn to Whine

  1. Last weekend, put in a new kitchen floor in our house. Sometime this week, I developed olecranon bursitis. Essentially, inflammation of the bursa of the elbow, with infection no less. Hurts like a BAD DOG. Can't straighten my arm, can't push, pull, or lift with the arm, my elbow looks like its got a golf ball in it. When I lay down, I need to put it on a pillow. Hot as all get out. Showed it to an orthopod at work yesterday, he said he'd seen it before, and wanted me to take keflex. Which I started. Today, by 2 pm, I had pretty much systemic symptoms (achy, fever, generally feeling like crap). Went to FP, he took one look and took me off the keflex, gave me one gram rocephin IM, with seven days worth of Omniceph. Man, this sucks. On top of all this, the three year old gave me a cold, so I cough all night, and have not had more than two or three hours sleep a night for three days. Got some stuff for that, as well.

    Hopefully, between the big abx, and cough remedies, I should be feeling better tomorrow. I'll quit whining now.

  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   kittyw
    Ouch ... hope you feel better soon!!!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    the sensitive side of a man, i pray you feel well soon.
  5. by   live4today
    Ahhhhhhh yes......that sensitive side that always shows up when a man gets sick.....yes.....sooooooo familiar with that too, Stephany. :chuckle

    KEVIN......(((((((((hugs my dear one)))))))))))))))...pray
    you feel better soon. :kiss
  6. by   ptnurse
    Man, I feel so sorry for you. About a year ago I had a bout with tennis elbow and that is a real pain. I hope that you feel better soon. Good luck.
  7. by   aus nurse
    Oh Kevin, I would be whining too...feel free

    Hope you are over the worst of it soon
  8. by   aimeee
    OW! Healing thoughts your way, Kevin!
  9. by   tiger
    sorry to hear your not well. take care of yourself!!
  10. by   shygirl

    Hope you're feeling better soon. Actually, we have a resident who is going through the same thing and MD prescribed keflex!
    What do you think of that?

  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    YIKES Kevin so sorry to hear that. Hope you are on the road to recovery and feeling much better soon!
  12. by   cmggriff
    Kevin, You know a Real Man would have cured himself with a dose of aspirin and some coal oil.

    Hope you feel better soon and whine whenever you like. We don't have to listen. Gary
  13. by   semstr
    Kevin, the abx is a good idea though, before it gets into something chronic.
    Hope it doesn't hurt much longer!
  14. by   JonRN
    Kevin....see if you can get yourself tested for Gout, my bro-in-law started up just like you, and it drug on and on until he went to a rheumatologist who dxed him w/ gout, started him on Allopurinol and Colchisine, he is much better now. FYI if it drags on. Hope it doesn't drag on and you get well quick.