Saturday, September 19, 2009


So I got my flu shot on Wednesday and by Thursday my arm was a twitchy mess of pain, big red lump, and I was cold. Oh so cold. I took some aspirins mid Orgo lecture and tried to put it out of my mind. Then yesterday after blowing off the whole day in bed with the electric blanket on I finally called the doctors office and was seen at 4pm. I have.... wait for it, an infection. Can you believe that? Fucking cellulitus at the injection site. I had two in the same arm at the same time. Flu and pneumonia. It was a tiny little pin prick. A two foot long incision from plastics getting infected. Sure, I can see that, but an infection from the flu shot.


Come on.

So I am on 10 days of anti-biotics. I'm hoping the augmentin will help my cause. I have my first test this week and don't have time to waste. I'm glad it's the left arm though. In the right and I would be screwed. It's that painful. There is no touching the left arm, no putting on a bra, no brushing my hair, no carrying anything, it sucks.


Fat Lazy Guy said...

Dang, that is awful! How unlucky can you get?! I hope the anti-biotics get you feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

HI Sarah, I hope you're feeling better. I had the same exact thing happen to me. Flu and pneumonia shot and by that evening I had a fever. I went to the hospital and they gave me fluids, gee thanks. I did manage to get some antiobiotics though. When I woke up this morning my arm is bright red! Can't use that arm either, it's very frustrating. It feels more like a broken bone then an infection. Hope you're feeling better soon, take care.