Rarely do we get a documented look at acute illness from a patient’s perspective–most patient blogs discuss chronic disease. As there’s been a lot of talk about MRSA lately, I thought it’s a perfect time to showcase fellow Stanford student (fine, now PhD) Nick Yee’s documentation of his MRSA abscess and bactrim drug reaction, the poor guy! This all happened to him while he was getting ready to do his dissertation defense. Luckily he’s back to full health now. He does a great job of talking about his symptoms, what happened, and what he learned. Plus he’s got some pretty amazing/classic pictures of a drug rash.