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Diagnosed with something baaad

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by flakeh, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I have been diagnosed with a minor case of a flesh-eating virus, Also known as a Superficial Skin infection. Everything is going good except for this, My whole left elbow is swollen, bumpy, red, cracked, bleeding, oozing something, and it burns so much. The left side of my stomach/chest has started to follow. I was prescribed a penicillin anti-biotic, only to find I'm allergic to the penicillin. fun eh? In the past 2 hours, My right arm has also started to sprout these bumps, and starting to itch a little bit. Since penicillin is one of the only appropriate medicine for this, The Docs are having a tough time curing it. It's beginning to hurt to much to play bass, as the movement of the muscle in my elbows causes the bumps under the skin break through the skin. I'm on why way back to the hospital for a possible treatment, which i was told the same thing a few weeks back, only to be prescribed penicillin. They say that surgery may be an option, but because the infection is in the blood, it can sprout up anywhere, at anytime.

    I thought I'd share my story with you all, because I'm really saddened by all this, It hurts beyond belief, it burns and aches when I move. I haven't played bass for 3 weeks today, becuase its just to painful.

    Thank you for your time and for reading me complain about my illnesses.

    -Corbin 'Flakeh" M
  2. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    those flesh-eating virus are truly horrible, i feel bad for you dude :(

    I wish you all the best, hope the docs give you a good treatment.
  3. morf

    morf Inactive

    Feb 17, 2006
    Hey man,

    Sounds bad, sucks you cant play bass. Hope they find something quick.
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Time to cut off that arm!
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Couldn't agree more, and thats rare for me and morf!
  6. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hmm. The ad I got on this page is about eczema. Let me tell you, the picture was kind of nasty.

    But not as nasty as what it sounds like you're going through right now. Sorry to hear that man, especially being allergic to penicillin. Appearently, I'm allergic to it as well, although I don't think I ever got that confirmed. My parents just figure that since my brother's allergic to it, I'm allergic, too.

    Seriously, hope you get better soon. No one should have to put up with that. Especially a bass player.
  7. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    wdinc01, i just noticed that exzema ad, too. Made me chuckle a bit. then i relized it wouldn't be that easy :(

    Thanks all for your support, I'm waiting for my Mum to get home to drive me to the hospital (I'm 15, and i have this, fun?) I'll update when i get back on my condition. Its burning more then ever now, So I'm pretty antsy on getting to the hospital. I'll try and upload pics, if anyone is interested. not too sure on the condition of my camera though.

  8. bkim


    Apr 28, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    I don't know where you live or what kind of healthcare you have, but get to the best specialist you can--If your parents need to sell their house or whatever--do it. Do not waste any time.
  9. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    Hope you get that taken care of. Good luck!
  10. XavidmanX


    Jun 29, 2006
    Bakersfield, CA

    + 1000. Get to an internationally recognized clinic or hospital right away i.e. UCLA...etc.
  11. wmcjhi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
    +2. I did some reading and it seems like this is NOT something to wait around on. Call mom and tell her you need to go...NOW. She'll understand. I wish you the best of luck, let us know how it goes!
  12. bkim


    Apr 28, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    I was thinking I didn't want to trip you out, but I had a very good friend die from this about 5 years ago. Do not take this slowly or lightly. If your local doc does nor know how to deal with it or will not refer you, then go somewhere else quick. It was only a week after the disease was discovered that my friend died. I don't want to scare you, but you really need to be scared of what you have.
  13. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    o man that sounds horrible....i hope you get better!
  14. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Poor Flakeh. :( Get better soon dude.
  15. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    This has also reminded me of a story I heard a couple of years ago from my American Government teacher. He was the cross country coach (I dunno if he still is, he's a dean now) and over the summer he took his team to a camp or something to go running. Well, they decided to take a swim in a place they shouldn't have. One of the kids ended up getting some kind of flesh eating virus or something like that in his eye. He ended up not being able to see out of it.

    Good news, he got the nick-name "Johnny One-Eye". Better news, he got better and can see out of both eyes now, so there's still hope!

    Hang in there, Flakeh!
  16. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Can't you just, like, boil your elbow? I'm sure that would kill off any virus.
  17. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Poop'loops - thanks for the laugh

    wdinc01 - that sounds like what i have.

    Good news, its curable!

    I'm on some heavy, heavy, heavy meds that i take threw an IV. I'm in the hospital right now, in the childrens wing on there computers. I'm the biggest kid here, lol.

    I have to stay overnight for monitoring, which isn't fun. I don't like hospitals :( But good news is I'll see results in 3-5 days, so come monday or wednesday I'll have more flesh and less eating.

    They gave me alot of painkillers so i'm a bit out of it at the moment, and they took all me clothes :( i have to waer a gown. I'll update you when i wake up on my arm though. they also took a nice piece of my arm to a lab next town over for examination. So in 4 days I'll know exactly what it was I have.

    Thanks for all your support, It's making this a bit better. Cool fact here : the Resident docter is a bassist, We've been tlaking bass all night. He's gunna bring in his highway 1 in a it so i have something to do :bassist:

    Again thanks for the support, most just point and say ew! what is THAT!?

    I'll update in the morning,
    -Corbin 'flakeh'

    'edit' i live in Canada so we have free healthcare.

    im playing a musicman 5 stinger right now, i must say, i might buy it off the doctor.
  18. IAmTheDood

    IAmTheDood Shake and Bake

    Dec 15, 2006
    Waterford, MI
    good luck man .. glad to know that it's curable!

    cool doc to have if he's a bassist!
  19. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    get well soon, yo.

    ...and ...pics? :bag:
  20. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Good luck dude. If you have any problems make sure you complain about them. It's been my experience in hospitals that if you don't make at least a little noise then you tend to get ignored.
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