It has been an interesting time for me & my mother.
My mother has just this week finished cancer treatent, 15 in all. She has/had cancer in both lungs. It was two different types of cancer so it had not spread to her lymph nodes thankfully. They are confident the treatment has worked. We await the results.
I have been suffering cellulitis on a very regular basis, about 15 times a year. I cannot tell you had bad it can be, the pain, the suffering, the risk to my life. On about half of them I have had to be rushed to hospital. I have gotten sepsis on two occasions, once I was close to death. I am in danger of getting sepsis each time I get cellulitis now.
On Christmas 2017 I got cellulitis & an infection in my left foot. The wound has still not healed. I needed district nurses to treat it, some times daily. Now I am treating it myself as it is finally starting to heal, but has some time to go.
Over Christmas last year I as so bad I had 4 doctors come out, none from my own surgery, the district nurse I had coming out tried all day to get them to send someone out, but that is a different story I may tell one day. It is not easy getting out of hours doctors to come out here. I was so bad my left thigh was badly infected & I was on 2 different antibiotics.
I January I got cellulitis again, had it once since then too. The infection In still had in my thigh flared up & I was rushed into hospital. They were going to operate & remove the whole infection. This would be a last resort as the risks are considerable. Thankfully it started to improve & the scans showed it was not serious enough to risk surgery. I still have the infection but it is shrinking slowly
We are both ven less able than we were now. We also cannot get any help at all from Social Services. If they will not assist someone who has cancer what chance do we stand normally?
So my ill health was one of the reasons I have not been here for a while. The other been the fact the site is dead. Unless they take action the site cannot improve. Who wants to pay for a site that is so inactive? They need to promote the site propely & offer discounts to loyal members, especially while the site is so quiet. I doubt they will as they will not even fix the errors in the coding.