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May 09, 2015 6:46 AM

Good morning everyone,
I'm within the home stretch for surgery for an abscess on Monday. Going to be done under sedation? I believe. I'm just really nervous but hopefully this will be the last surgery for MRSA. Finally got a referral from my PCP yesterday for infectious disease management. Thankful for that already, but I just wish they had done it earlier so I would not have to be going through this again. I'm tired and irritable, but I'm going to make it through this time.

May 09, 2015 7:47 AM

Good luck amandamiddleton1234. Wish you the best.

May 09, 2015 9:26 AM

Good luck and fast healing Amanda... 🌼🌷🌹🌺🌼

May 09, 2015 9:31 AM

AmaNda Good luck fast to heal

May 09, 2015 2:52 PM

Did you get your MRSA infection from a medical procedure? The hospital I worked at tested every patient prior to admission because if you contract an infection during hospital stay you are not financially responsible for treating the infection. It is a Medicare rule. Usually if something is a rule with Medicare other insurance companies follow quickly. Just a little FYI. ;) Wishing you a quick and uncomplicated recovery.

May 09, 2015 6:40 PM

LMB, no I actually got it from working at a nursing home. Resident was MRSA positive, no isolation precautions used, so here I sit with it, but not for too much longer. Got a referral for ID sent in finally.

May 10, 2015 10:34 AM

Amanda I wish you a fast and speedy recovery. Hopefully you won't have to go thru this ever again. Will be praying for you.

May 10, 2015 4:33 PM

Weezie, I hope not either. I'm just tired of all the bs that I've had to go through with this stuff already. I'm so tired of it.

May 11, 2015 10:31 PM

Good Luck, Amanda.... I hope that your procedure is a success. I have to say that you will probably be very happy having surgery with sedation instead of being put completely under. I had a major shoulder surgery where they had to cut the bones, re-route tendons, ligaments and cartilege. They gave me light sedation first, did a nerve block and then gave me more sedation after the entire area was blocked off. The really great thing about it was that the nerve block didn't wear off until about 8-10 hours after the surgery before I needed to ask for any pain medication. It was great and wish I could have had ALL of my surgeries done that way. My other shoulder is doing really bad and deteriorating to the point where I think I'm going to need surgery 29 and I really don't want to go in that direction. I am going to just let it go until I can't let it go any more (Sometimes that's not a great idea because the surgery could be alot easier now than later but I just can't do it). I wish you all the very best of luck and hope that this is your very last dealing with MRSA. Hang in there, Amanda, we're praying for you.

May 11, 2015 10:59 PM

Alwayz, everything went great. Pain is not my friend right now and to be honest, it's kicking my ass tonight. They did put me all the way under enough to use an airway right now. Getting ready to take my second dose of Percocet and back to bed for me. Thanks for the help and listening.

May 11, 2015 11:10 PM

If I can't be there physically, at least i can say that I can be here to listen and to help where I can. I am so very sorry that the pain is kicking your ass and that you are feeling so poorly. Take your meds and I pray you have a peaceful and restful sleep and wake tomorrow refreshed and ready to face the day. I wish you a good day tomorrow with less pain... Hang in there, I'm here for you along with the rest of us.

May 12, 2015 6:38 AM

Ummm, it's getting better slowly but surely. As long as I don't lay on that side for too long or without a pillow, I'm good. Just really tired but that's normal for me right after. Going to go take another one and get some more sleep hopefully. Thanks for listening.

May 23, 2015 12:49 PM

Good luck MandiπŸ˜„

May 24, 2015 12:43 PM

Hey Mandi, Are you feeling any better?

May 24, 2015 12:49 PM

Amanda how are you feeling today ?

May 24, 2015 12:51 PM

Good thanks

May 24, 2015 1:03 PM

Sorry Weezie, I thought you were Amanda. I meant to say to Amanda ok get better soon.

May 27, 2015 12:14 PM

Hey Mandi, Are you feeling better yet? Lill

May 27, 2015 2:24 PM

Hope you are feeling better soon.

May 27, 2015 4:49 PM

Amanda, my niece went to the hospital where she lives least night. She got a bad cut on her elbow weeks ago. She now has 2 festering MRSA sites and has been secluded from her children.

I hope you are feeling much better! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

May 27, 2015 7:46 PM

Bye the way Amanda, I'm calling you Mandi cause, that's my O.T. friend's name and, I really like it.

May 27, 2015 8:26 PM

Oh Flappsy I am sorry about your neice. Hope she gets better soon. Will be praying for her. Amanda I'll be praying for you also.

May 28, 2015 10:31 AM

Thanks Weezie. Were upset because my dads b'day is in June and because of the Alzheimer's and forgetting names & faces, we wanted to get the family together. Her doctors said she cannot be around her babies or anyone with immunity issues or health risks like cardio, diabetes, cancer, etc. She may not get to come.
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May 31, 2015 11:18 AM

That breaks my heart, Flappsy. You sure have been dealt with alot of physical and emotional hardship. So many would be bitter and downtrodden. You are an amazing woman, strong and upbeat. I know you have days where you cry as we all do but you manage to make so many feel so much better and I am one of those people. I wish I could reach through cyber space and give you a hug. You are such a great lady. I have formed many great relationships with folks here and feel very close to you all. I tell you all my deepest thoughts, complain, cry, vent and you all understand and still stand by me as I do you all. Flappys, I pray for you that you get relief soon and that when you to Mayo they have some miracle that will at least alleviate your worst symptoms. All the best and my prayers to you

May 31, 2015 11:35 AM

Thanks AlwayZ. It's up to Good if there's a miracle or not, but I'll be thankful for whatever I get. I don't deserve a miracle any more than anyone else, and it given the choice I'd tell him to give it to someone much younger. I've lived life and in my prime years, or what should be. Instead I'm on a downfalls and picking up momentum every few months. But I'm still grateful for what ever I am able to do, my family, friends, and very much this community of so many new friends! If ever there was a time of self pity it was just before I found this community. It's amazing how we've all helped each other and bonded but have never met. We all get along without the stress and judgment of race, religion, politics, or personal beliefs, unlike in the physical communities. We all respect each without condemning or ridiculing. To me, that's the love God says everyone should show to each other everywhere! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 01, 2015 12:15 AM

Hey Mandi are you felling better yet? Lill

Jun 01, 2015 12:16 AM

Hey Mandi, Are you feeling better yet? Lill

Jun 01, 2015 11:40 AM

Flappsy, I understand what you are talking about wanting a miracle going to a younger person just beginning their journey of life. I, too, am in my later years and I am grateful for what I can still do as well but seem to keep heading on a downward spiral quicker and quicker. What I meant, is I hope that these doctors, with their vast knowledge come to some realization that there is something that can work to help you feel better that hasn't been thought of before by another doctor. I hurts my heart to hear when you are suffering and in some of your posts I can feel and sense your fear and frustration with what's happening to you. I know we are all in God's hands and in His mercy, we will all end up in his care and eventually be without illness or injury. I pray that you are helped when you go to Mayo. You are a wonderful person, I do respect your thoughts. I agree how wonderful it is that we have formed bonds and relationships without any interference with religion, politics, race, etc.... We are all just people who are having problems with diseases we have been diagnosed with and are all suffering with horrible pain. This community has helped me greatly and I agree that it is a Godsend that I found it. My prayers are with you, Flappsy, I send you a hug.

Jun 01, 2015 12:53 PM

I know what you're saying. As I read posts I say a pray for them/you at that moment before going to another. If I can't do anything else for others, I can pray. So when I say "praying for you" I mean right then. πŸ˜‰ That way I also don't forget who needs what due to the memory issues. Lol... πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 02, 2015 6:07 PM

Hey guys, sorry got locked out. Forgot password.
Ummm, still dealing with pain at times and it's nerve pain. Apparently nerves were cut during surgery so they are growing back but it's a pain in the ass.
Wound was left open after surgery. So for the past 2 weeks, been going to the surgeon for daily dressing/packing changes, which is fun(haha, NOT).

Jun 02, 2015 7:04 PM

Oh Amanda that is so painful I hated when they would pull out the dirty packing ,then they would pour peroxide in the wound and clean it then put the ointment inside then repack ugh it hurts just thinking about it. I hope you heal fast. Will keep you in my prayers.

Jun 02, 2015 7:49 PM

Yep, that hurts alright. The first time when he changed, I nearly jumped off the table. Now, it's almost tolerable.

Jun 02, 2015 9:33 PM

They'd best sedate me or I would throw up on them! Lol. Glad to hear you are getting better. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 03, 2015 6:51 AM

The very first one I had to sedate myself with Percocet and Benadryl. They ended up holding my feet down. I was getting ready to kick out.

Jun 03, 2015 9:11 AM

FlappysLady, just an update. Wound is healing really, really good at this point. To the point where they almost don't have to pack it.

Jun 03, 2015 9:15 AM

That's wonderful news! I'm so glad for you!!! I'm still praying and I thank God for helping you to heal! Hugs & high five πŸ™‹...πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 03, 2015 7:02 PM

Yep and the other spot is stitched so we don't have to worry about packing that one either.

Jun 04, 2015 6:39 PM

Hey Amanda, (Can I call you Mandi?) Are you feeling better yet?

Jun 04, 2015 7:42 PM

Lill, yes you can and no, not really at this point. Just had another abscess removed on Tuesday morning so those stitches are bugging the hell out of me and my wound is still open 3 almost 4 weeks later from the first freaking surgery.

Jun 04, 2015 11:09 PM

Good thanks, cause. I have a friend named Mandi, I hope you start getting better soon

Jun 05, 2015 12:07 PM

Amanda, I am sorry you are still dealing with that wound from the last surgery. I hope it heals up soon and completely. I also hope that this abscess you just had removed will be your last. I pray for you to be free of those nasty things. Feel better and know I'm thinking of you.

Jun 05, 2015 12:19 PM

Hey Mandi. How are you doing today, Do you think you're ever going to get better?

Jun 06, 2015 2:29 PM

Lill, I'm slowly but surely getting there. I just talked yesterday to one of the crnas who took care of me in the or. She said the surgery was deep so it's just going to take time. Don't rush it.

Jun 06, 2015 4:40 PM

Mandi, get better soon.

Jun 15, 2015 4:39 PM

Hey Mandi, Are you feeling better yet? Lill

Jun 15, 2015 9:13 PM

Amanda hope you are feeling better. Do they have you on strong antibiotics by mouth or are you having to go in for IV antibiotics?

Jun 16, 2015 3:46 AM

Weezie, nothing at the moment. Probably going to end up back on IV antibiotics though. Nothing else is really working.

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