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You'll probably never see remembering names, dates and phone numbers on the list of things that I am skilled at - that being said I did recognize three people last night, people that I have met several times but have not seen for a few months.

A triage nurse, an emergency room doctor and a trauma nurse. Yup - I recognized them and they remembered me from my last visit which was as a result of a lost epi-pen, a wasp and anaphylactic shock. This time there was no wasp but I was just as scared as I was bleeding - not a little bit but lots.

The same area has the same damn granulation tissue and holy moly I'm really tired of this.

I had seen Barwin a few weeks previously, which resulted in him suggesting I try Bactroban on the granulation tissue. No change. I emailed Brassard about it Friday morning and at his request sent him some images of the area later in the day. No reply yet.

Around 5:30 pm I started bleeding profusely, with a drip, drip on the floor and into the toilet. Off to the hospital, into the ER and a look by the nice doctor. He asks if I have been having lots of sex - the area is raw, red, torn and, as they like to say, angry. This time he thinks I have a fungal infection and possibly a staph infection so he had the nice trauma nurse (a guy and he's cute) plumb me up and shoot an IV cocktail of antibiotic, antifungal and a few other goodies into me. Owie.

Today it's off to get three prescriptions filled - this time I will be on the antibiotic and antifungal for 30 days. If I don't improve rapidly it will be IV delivery to kick my system into gear.

10 Months - I'm tired of this,

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Date: 2010-12-12 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
Weird- I know at least three peeps (not all clients of M. Brassard) who are having granulation issues.

Could it be to do with the mega quick turnover and release these days? I was in hospital for a fortnight back in the day and on bed rest for ten days post op and no granulations problems.



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Date: 2010-12-13 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maellenkleth
Chiara beat me to it, which is no great suprise given her advantage in time zone.

I'd also wondered about the apparent increase in complications over the years, although I am now wondering whether this is concomitant with the increasing prevalance of hospital-acquired infections in general.

Being immmunocompromised as it is, I always ask the doctors to go for the big guns straightaway. It does sound as if this is what they are proposing to do in your case -- just get on with it and get the drugs into you.

Good luck with all this; it shall get better as you continue to heal. Ten months is not all that long a time ^_^

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