I am happy to report that I am free of the mysterious illness I was fighting with.

It was quite possibly one of the most frightening things I have ever had to deal with.

It started on August 1st with a pain in my groin that felt sort of like a bruise. A bruise never came. It soon changed to a knot on my knee. That's when I went to the doctor the first time. That was on the 13th I think. Anyway. After several more days it became a rather large rash that started consuming my entire right leg, growing so fast I could track its growth quite easily.
I went to the ER (August 17) No answers. More antibiotics.
Caused my ankles to swell to the point it was hard to see my bones. (28th) And hurt like nothing I had ever experienced before. I think one of the lowest points was about two in the morning my sweet nugget woke up crying and it took me forever to make it to her the pain was so bad. I totally cried myself back to sleep that night.

September 1. Another doc. Another roud of antibiotics, and an anti-fungal....?

Several rounds of antibiotics, four doctors, and the prayers of SO many later I found a doctor that was helpful!

I had a 15 minute appointment and he stayed with me for probably an hour and 15 mins. He ran more blood. Did a skin biopsy and sent a picture of it to 'the best doc he knows' prayed with me!!! And sent me off. that was Thursday September 6th. And Monday the 8th I finally had a diagnosis. And Dr Record called me himself!

May I present you with Erythema nodosum my friends!

The thing that has plagued my being for the last.... 38 days is over. I don't have lupus or arthritis or staph or cellulitis!! A silly erythema nodosum. Or perhaps it was something serious and my God took care of it. Either way serious or not so much I know that He was looking out for me! And I have a lot more people in my corner looking out for me with prayer than I think I do.

Having a Myserious illness certainly gives you a different perspective. I think I kissed my nugget and her daddy a lot more than normal. Cleaned my kitchen, did all the laundry. With a mysterious illness you just never know.....
My legs are still bruised and potentially could be forever. But I guess it will just be a reminder that perhaps I'm not gonna live forever. I better make the most of it. And I have a good place to start. :)

Brenda Howard
9/12/2012 03:17:44 am

Stephanie, my mother and sister have both had that to the point of being hospitalized several times. The had several flare ups and several hospital stays and then it just went away and they were never bothered with it again - but is was very painful.

9/12/2012 05:48:48 am

Well lookie there, you blogged! I love the way Kate is looking at josh in that last picture haha. And so glad your better and not just cuz we get to see your lovely face now!

3/26/2023 08:01:36 pm

Veryy creative post


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    Stephanie -

    So. I have never actually made a blog. Mostly because I don't think anyone is really all that interested in anything we are doing.
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