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!

  1. Pretty Pirate says: July 15, 200911:21 pm

    Glad to hear you are healing, thats scary stuff. My outfit today reminded me of you!! It's very colorful! Check it out on my blog if you would like.

  2. Laura Gerencser says: July 15, 200911:49 pm

    Hope you get better and don't have to have surgery!!:)

  3. iam_kristen says: July 16, 20091:34 am

    I'm very happy that the antibiotics are working- hopefully no surgery in the future!

  4. Shannon Lambert says: July 16, 20091:46 am

    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!

  5. The Barely Tattoo'd Artist says: July 16, 20093:29 am

    Glad you are okay…you're one of my blogs I must check everyday and I got worried that something might happen…

    Infections are pretty things to deal with…hopefully it won't happen again…

  6. Katrina says: July 16, 20095:26 am

    I'm glad to hear the antibiotics are working. Hopefully you'll recover quickly from this and be back in full swing soon!

  7. catherine_sr. says: July 16, 20097:43 am

    I'm so glad to hear that! I was really worried for you, especially with the insurance issue. I hope everything returns to normal ASAP.

  8. Cathy says: July 16, 20098:10 am

    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!

  9. Linn Ekholm says: July 16, 200910:05 am

    I hope you get well soon and that you wont need surgery in the future!

  10. Jo Stockton says: July 16, 20092:01 pm

    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

  11. Jamie says: July 16, 20095:53 pm

    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.

  12. BakeryFullofLies says: July 16, 200911:03 pm

    I hope everything works out!

  13. Tori says: July 17, 20094:43 pm

    I'm happy to hear that the antibiotics are working! Take care πŸ™‚

  14. Trains and Sewing Machines says: July 17, 20094:48 pm

    Aw that doesn't sound very fun! Hope you feel better soon Keiko!

  15. teh bobbi says: July 18, 20092:00 am

    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.

  16. Lucile says: July 19, 20098:48 am

    I hope the best for your arm ! I wish you won't have surgery. Take care πŸ™‚

  17. Lorelei says: July 20, 20091:53 am

    awww I hope you get better asap! *hug!*

  18. jennyfer says: July 20, 20093:00 am

    hope you get better soon! no need for surgery, for sure. πŸ™‚

  19. Shen-Shen says: July 21, 20094:03 pm

    I'm glad your arm is back to normal, and I hope it stays that way! πŸ˜€

  20. proudly says, says: July 21, 20096:45 pm

    get well soon, sweetie!

  21. Clare says: July 24, 200912:09 am

    I actually have the exact same issue with my sweat glands. It's terribly annoying and at times very uncomfortable, so I definitely feel your pain. I hope you're feeling better soon!!