A Minor Surgery on My Elbow
I have had a number of curious experiences, healthwise, over the years. I've had asthma, cataplexy, acromegaly, and now psoriasis.
I appear to have outgrown asthma, at the age of about 65. I've had cataplexy times spread out over time. That's the condition whereby the victim becomes emotionally excited or angry and falls down like a lump of boneless flesh. Consciousness remains, but movement is impossible for several moments.
I found out in my 50s that I had late onset acromegaly. This condition is known generally among more youthful victims by the nickname gigantism.
Now, last of all, I have psoriasis. It began a couple of years ago. Almost exclusively, this immune disease produced visible effects at my left elbow. I did have a period in which my forearms were also affected, though they no longer are part of the equation.
However, the last week or two, I have had difficulty in a major way with my left elbow again. I went to the doctor. It was abcessed. It seems the excess skin cells produced caused skin cracking that allowed bacteria to penetrate and cause infection.
I received some 6 needles (anaesthesia) in the elbow and then had the swelling lanced, to release quite a bit of puss. I am now on antibiotic for it. I feel much better now.
Have you had any unusual health conditions, perhaps in combination with each other?
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/psoriasis-heutkrankheit-red-scaly-356429/ by Hans