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An Update

Thank you all for the comments and emails. Just to give you an update, the antibiotics are working. The first antibiotic I was on did nothing, so the doctor prescribed Augmentin. With the antibiotics and a lot of draining (ew, I know) it is slowly clearing up. It still looks pretty gross, but nothing like what it was. The swelling has gone down, almost completely. Now, I just have to wait and see if this is an isolated incident, or if it comes back. If it comes back, then I have to worry about surgery. For now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

p.s. It’s a sweat gland issue…I don’t sweat under my arms, and that’s apparently not very healthy!

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  1. Scary….like a blessing and curse type thing, eh? No sweating under arms equals awesome…but then the whole issue with the glands and surgery bites the big one. Crossed fingers for ya!

  2. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better! Even though it's my first comment on the blog, I am watching you for a long time. See you soon and good luck!

  3. Jo Stockton says:

    Sweating is totally gross but entirely necessary! That's why antiperspirants aren't healthy for you; sweating releases all those built up toxins in your body. It’s clear why you got the infection. I say take a round or two of acidophilus (after the antibiotics and infection are gone) and get in a sauna and sweat it out, baby. <3

  4. Ahhh! I actually had a surgery when I was younger because I had overactive sweat glands under my arms and was self-conscious about it. About eight years later and it has come back with a vengeance, making me sweat all over now! πŸ™‚ I'm sorry about the infection, Keiko. You're such a trooper for dealing with things that sporadically come up all the time.

  5. I hope your arm keeps getting better! It's always so hard when your body isn't functioning at its best. I usually get things like pink eye or ear infections and the doctor just tells me that these are little kid types of illnesses and that I'm a little too old for them.