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Infections and frustration:

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Thursday morning I noticed that my incision site was really sore. Upon inspection I discovered that I had a pretty nasty abscess on my incision line.... I called my Neurosurgery team and they had me go to the hospital. Hospital found a pretty deep infection and did IV antibiotics and fluids to try and knock it out. I'm taking 2000 mg of Kflex at home now.... 7 days of hell..... I'm not impressed.

The killer came when I stepped on the scale and saw the number. 262... up 6 lbs in a week. . . probably thanks to the IV and antibiotics.... it was frustrating.

I'm over it now, but the antibiotics are kicking my arse. It's not fun at all..... I'm trying to stay positive and not make a mountain out of a mole hill. . . but, it's hard. I hate seeing the scale go the wrong direction. I measured and there have been some changes. Dropped 2" off my hips and .5 inch from my waist. So, that gave me some hope.

I'm just trying to take things a day at a time now, giving myself time to heal up and being mindful of how to manage the little set backs. We're hopeful that the antibiotics will help kick this infection out and that I won't need a revision surgery to remove the stubborn sutures that are to blame for the repeat abscesses.

Happy Sunday y'all, here's to a better Monday.
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    Praying for complete healing!!! emoticon Don't worry too much about the 6 pounds, just concentrate on getting rid of the infection!!! emoticon God bless you!!! emoticon
    47 days ago
  • JUSTJ2014
    I gained 20 lbs after hip replacement and it didn't go down for about a month. I also had an infection and was on 3 antibiotics that made me so sick I couldn't eat. BUT I suffered through it all and healed enough to finally start eating well and getting some activity every day to lose the extra weight. YOU can do THIS. There will be better days ahead. emoticon
    49 days ago
    Hugs as you recuperate. Fully understand your frustration with wt gain. I had/have it after my thyroid surgery and starting on thyroid meds.
    50 days ago
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    50 days ago
    heal first and then lose weight. the scale does not tell the whole story. emoticon emoticon
    50 days ago
    Stop watching the scale for now heal then start again hope you feel better soon
    50 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    When I had my knee replacement, I gained about 8 pounds from the IV's they give. Also if they gave you any type of steriods that will cause water retension. The good thing is they will go away fast as well. Keep the faith. emoticon
    50 days ago
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