so almost a year ago, i developed an abscess on my calf after getting poked by a thorn. in 24hrs i developed cellulitis and was diagnosis with mrsa septicemia. my leg was i&d, and recieved the usual antibiotic tx. the wound eventually healed, but my calf looks like it is caving in, and if i exercise more than 3 days a week, or put in extra hours at work, i get cellulitis. i can actually see the changes in my skin, and muscle where it looks like it is tunneled. i have chronic pain in the leg and getting tired of it. i am an active 37 year old woman. i am not surprised i developed mrsa, as i have been an rn since 1993, and a cna when i was still in high school. i would like to know if anybody else has had this problem? i have had doctors want to cut my leg open to "explore"..but i also have diabetes and do not heal fast..any suggestions? could i have a walled off abscess? should i leave well enough alone?