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THIS POST CONTAINS DISTURBING PHOTOS
I need to set the stage and as I have posted before, 23 years ago I was rear ended in an auto accident that caused spiral damage to as well as major nerve damage to my mid, low and bottom back. Which has me to have chronic low back pain ever since the accident. Since then I have had various other issues occur which doctors state are caused due to the accident and the damage caused.
In September 2016 and on three prior sites, I needed minor surgery to repair or remove various valves in my blood veins due to they would either lock open or closed, cause blood to pool in the vein which weakened it and the blood would then make its way to the outer layer of skin and I would than have a stream of blood shooting out 1′ to 1-1/2′ from my leg and it would happen anywhere, Target, IHOP, home and others sites.
The veins effected are on the inside calf of both my legs, three on my left leg and two on the right leg. I have been told that the valves are failing due to the above mentioned accident which affected the nerves which help with the blood pressure in my legs which helps pump the blood to and back up from my lower body. Of the four surgery sites, two of them became infected and the 9/2016 site is one of them. The sites were about 1/4″ to 1/2″ in size after surgery and once infected grew to 3-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ and 1/8″ -3/8″ deep.
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I didn’t think of keeping a photo log of my legs progress until mid November, why I’m not sure. Here is my leg on November 27, 2016, about two months after the surgery.
I have been changing the gauze wrap and using Dakin’s or Aceidic Acid wash since the infection started back in October, 2016. I have also been seeing the “Surgery Wound Therapy (SWTD)” department twice a week also. I have been on two, 10 day rounds of antibiotics which seemed to clear it up then within a week or so the infection was back. I send photos of my leg on Wednesday morning and received a response that he is going to have the SWTD do a new swab of my leg to determine the type of infection present and then is having me see the, “Infectious Disease” department to see what the suggest.
Here it is on January 25, 2017. The issues here are, I could have that nasty flesh eating disease, or the chances are if I don’t keep up on the cleaning I could very well lose my foot or I could just have a bacteria that needs one more 10 day dose of antibiotics. All I know is that when I hear, “Infectious Disease Department” I get very nervous 😩. Has anyone ever been to the, “Infectious Disease Department” 😩of their medical facility and if so what are your thoughts?
Please let me know your thoughts on the “Infectious Disease Department” 😩 or if you have gone through something like this, what was used or done to solve the problem? Any and all comment, suggestions and thoughts will be read and looked into. I really like my foot. Finally, here is my leg as of today, January 26, 2017.
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Thank you all, Richard Kreis iCareTalk.net 365CaregivingTips.com