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I was in an accident and had ankle surgery on Aug 6 for an Open dislocation of my ankle. I have been NWB and taking care of the pins as I was told but one oozed a bit. I was told this was normal.
I took the last of an anti-biotic prescription last evening (BACTRIM) and this morning woke up in pain. The pin is infected and feels worse than the broken ankle ever did. I phoned the Shock Trauma Clinic who have quickly represcribed another anti-biotic and I was squeezed in to see my surgeon Tuesday - with instructions that if anything changes I am to call again on their 24 hour line.
This pain is something new and I expect that once my husband gets home with my medication and I get a couple of doses in me I will feel better. What causes the pain in an infection? My foot is warm to the touch, the area is still oozing (a little), my foot is pink. I am seeing that the recovery process is 3 steps forward 1 step back.
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