Firstly thank you to whoever set up this site - it is just what is required for what is an infuriating and stubborn disease. After going through the cancer scare which many of you seem to have, I was diagnosed with GLM in December 2012. After getting past the initial infection/inflammation and trying 3 different types of antibiotics, I started feeling like my old self in the new year and back to work. I formed 3 small abcesses at the end of January which were felt too small to be drained and I just felt generally unwell - feverish, tired, dizzy when I walked. The abcess has now burst and is painful while also very gross with regular dressing changes (apologies if TMI).
I am in Sydney, Australia and due now to see a Breast Physician who I'm hoping will provide a bit more care. Dr's/Professors advice of you just have to wait it out, take pain killers and see what happens is very frustrating.
I guess I have 2 main areas of concern that only other sufferers can really comment on:
1. What did you do about work?
2. If you went on steroids, how bad is the weight gain?
I've been off work for 2 weeks now with these abscesses and feel so guilty, especially since I just started the job. I don't want to muck the new employer around and just not sure what to do. I'm also already 30kgs overweight and if they put me on steroids I am concerned about further weight gain and whole lot of other health risks that come with that.
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