I had to go to the hospital this morning because my leg was infected.
- I hurt my leg a couple of days ago when I was reaching for something behind the furnace.
I thought my leg was far enough away that I could reach the item without hitting the furnace, but I ended up with a huge burn on the side of my leg. I put some burn ointment on the area and went to bed. The next morning, I was in a lot of pain and my leg was throbbing. I took something for pain and fell asleep. I spent most of the day in bed due to the pain. I got up this morning and my leg looks awful. The burn from the furnace looked infected so I decided to go to the hospital. I checked into the emergency room around 10 and the doctor saw me in record time. He wasn’t very happy that I didn’t clean the wound with soap and water when the skin was burned. Dirt infected the wound and the doctor thought I should be admitted for observation. He said the infection looked bad. He wanted to give me around or two of IV antibiotics. Since I don’t have insurance, I opted for over the counter antibiotics and a couple of days off work. My leg hurts alot and I have to stand for eight hours on the job. I hope the pills and the time off work will help my leg heal, because I can’t afford to be out of work for a long time and I can’t afford any more doctor visits.