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.