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Jun 18, 2015 7:25 AM

Good morning all from a wet, rainy. Delaware.
Going back to the surgeon this morning to see if this spot on my leg needs further surgical attention or not. The drainage has cleared finally, but it does feel like there's a darn infection brewing in there. If no results from him, I will be calling the infectious disease specialist right after I get done with them to hopefully get some answers and some antibiotics that work. I have not been running a fever or anything like that over the past week, so it was not an emergency to get in sooner.
Talk to you guys later on.

Jun 18, 2015 7:42 AM

Good luck today. Keep us posted . If it feels like something is brewing you are probably right.

Jun 18, 2015 7:55 AM

LMB, it's painful to even put weight down on that leg when sitting. Have a stinking suspicion about where this is headed if you catch my drift on it.

Jun 18, 2015 8:47 AM

Good luck Amanda. Praying it's not going into another infection! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 18, 2015 9:25 AM

Praying for you Amanda! I have had my rounds with MRSA before here within the year, I can understand the feeling your going through. One question, when you first noticed the the very first MRSA did your doctor have you take a clorox bath? Mine did and it hurt like crazy but it did kill off the infection and any others that were brewing. Praying for good results for you!

Jun 18, 2015 9:58 AM

Moparmom, the chlorox bath sounds painful! I'm glad it worked. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 18, 2015 10:00 AM

Yes, they did but there has been so many outbreaks of it in the past 8 weeks that nothing else is really working. I've tried everything at this point, including Clorox baths, Hibiclens soap, bactroban in the nose, oral antibiotics, IV antibiotics, etc. The only thing that really and truly seems to work is surgery.

Jun 18, 2015 10:34 AM

Wow Amanda, so sorry your having to go through this! Sounds like your work needs to do better in putting isolation procedures in place sooner for the safety of all residents and staff. Praying for you!

Jun 18, 2015 10:58 AM

We're still praying for you sorry you still going through this still

Jun 18, 2015 11:21 AM

Mopar, I actually got this from a previous job where nobody bothered to tell us that one of the residents was MRSA positive and didn't isolate her at all. I do not currently work at a nursing home so it has just stuck with me.

Jun 18, 2015 2:13 PM

Ummm, the verdict is is he is inclined to leave that spot be for now. Sent an email out to my id specialist so they can figure out what to do. Working on getting the facet joint pre-op clearance done so that can be dealt with.

Jun 18, 2015 3:46 PM

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 19, 2015 11:36 AM

Praying for you, Amanda. I wish there was something I could do to make it better. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΊ

Jun 19, 2015 2:41 PM

Alwayz, your prayers are enough to let me know I'm not alone in this battle. I just wish there was some way we could get this to go into remission and quickly.

Jun 19, 2015 9:54 PM

Amanda keeping you in my prayers. Hope you continue to heal.

Jun 19, 2015 11:14 PM

If there is a know history of MRSA why in the hell would surgery be the answer? I always put the infectious patients last in the OR because of the massive clean we had to do after. Like scrub the walls. Yes, the walls do NOT get scrubbed in between cases only after infectious cases. If you have pain putting weight on that leg the last thing I would do is add another hole in your skins integrity for facet injections. You do not want an infection in your spine. Bone infections make great amputation cases. Blood infections make great cardiac infections. The infection grabs right on the valve leaflets of the heart serious crap. Hopefully your Infectious disease doctor can get a grip on this.I would be very causious on any optional procedures right now. I know some nontraditional treatments that I would try on infections that are NOT MRSA. Honey, oregano oil, tea tree oil. All are really good but your infection is past that point.

Jun 20, 2015 7:47 AM

LMB, we are definetly working on getting it under control at this point. Possibly looking at IV antibiotics strictly because oral abx do nothing. My surgeon at this point suspects that it is hidradenitis rather then MRSA because every time they have done a culture, it has not grown anything. So, I don't know yet what in the world is going on.

Jun 20, 2015 11:52 AM

Amanda, I so wish there was a
Simple and painless solution to your problem. I feel so badly hearing that you are going through so much. I'll be praying for youπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

Jun 20, 2015 12:21 PM

Alwayz, there is another issue that just decided to rear it's ugly head yesterday night. I kept feeling this irritating pain in my right breast and it appears that there is a lump there now. I have a history of fibroadenoma which is a bening breast tumor and of course it's the weekend. Have a call placed into my PCP and will be calling my regular surgeon on Monday. Not going to stress about it and not going to the ER tonight since I know what my history is. I'm just about to doubt my faith with this stuff already.

Jun 20, 2015 2:19 PM

Amanda, you are really under the gun right now. Just know you are in my prayers. I pray God will help this doctor know what steps to take to get you well! (((Hug))) πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 20, 2015 2:42 PM

Don't give up now Amanda I believe that you are going to turn a corner and start getting better with these IV antibiotics. I went thru a simular time with a Staff infection caused by taking so many of the same antibiotics that it became resistance to it. I was hospitalized had a i/d and they started me on the newest antibiotics at that time and I was on it for 4 months as I healed inside out. They didn't close me up but left me open to drain.

Jun 20, 2015 3:22 PM

Weezie, I don't think the new lump is an infection cause it's not red, swollen, hot, no fever, etc. I do have a history of bening breast lumps that were removed several years ago, so I'm speculating that's probably what this is as well.

Jun 20, 2015 10:19 PM

That sounds good not the breast lump,but the not having any infection in your leg. Will keep you in my prayers.

Jun 21, 2015 1:01 PM

Amanda, I have a question about these breast pumps. I had an abnormal mammogram last July with a place on the inner side of my left breast found. So they did an ultrasound also, then I went back in January for a follow up, and have another in July.

I've begun to notice a hardening thick area on the inside and going under my left breast. It's painful when pressed. I always do my exams in the shower with soapy hand because it's easier to feel changes. And this is different. I have my yearly physical this week and plan to let my doctor know. What did your lumps feel like? πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 21, 2015 3:02 PM

Mine feel like a soft spongy mass like thing with a definite beginning and end. Like yours, mine is painful to touch. I'm hoping that the surgeon can do an ultrasound at least to calm my nerves. FlappysLady mine also tends to not vary with my cycle at all. It just rears it's ugly head.

Jun 21, 2015 5:07 PM

Amanda, you are in my thoughts as well! It's terrible not to know and yet still suffer.

Flappyslady, I hope you find out what the lump is, and hopefully it will be benign and easy to fix. You are also in my thoughts.

My mom had breast cancer at 36yrs, which means I have a much higher risk of getting it young as well. (I'm 34) She ended up getting a mastectomy and then reconstruction surgery and it was so difficult and painful for her and also for me to watch her go through it. I'd be scared of any oddity happening to my breasts.

((Hugs to both of you))

Jun 21, 2015 5:11 PM

Amie, I have actually learned something from my surgeon and it actually surprised me. He said that typically, "most" breast masses that present with pain are bening. Usually it's just a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Anything that you feel that does not produce pain is typically something to worry about.

Jun 21, 2015 6:41 PM

Well, that's good to know ☺️.

Jun 21, 2015 7:16 PM

Amie, I'm actually about 50-60% sure that it's only a fibroadenoma. That's what the last one was and this feels the same way.

Jun 21, 2015 10:10 PM

Amanda thanks for the description. Mine doesn't feel soft and spongy, but more hard, like a piece of rope placed in the underside (like support wire). It's good to know about the pain connection.

Amie, thank you. I'm not all that worried about cancer because as much cancer that is in my family, breast cancer is not one of them. I'm trying to stay positive. It's probably and hopefully fibroid tissue. But I want my doc to know I feel a difference. Maybe it's connected to underwriter bras. If this was the 60's and I wasn't so endowed is go bra-less! Lol πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 22, 2015 7:43 AM

FlappysLady, hoping to get some answers tomorrow afternoon. Got an emergency appointment at 3:30 in the afternoon with the wonderful physician assistant. Praise The Lord!!!!!!!!!

Jun 22, 2015 7:45 AM

Amen to that! Keep us posted. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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