Hi this is Charlotte.
I tell my story all the time so don't want to bore you except to say that I had a reversal almost a year ago last May and my stoma closure scar has never healed properly. In fact, the whole 2 inch scar opened up so much I had to start packing it again.
I went yesterday to my surgeon to get results of culture.
I have MRSA in my incision site! I'm thinking of all the horrible things I have heard and when preparing for hospital all the dire warnings in paperwork and posted on the walls.
They prescribed bactrim and this is 2nd antibiotic in the last month
Here's the thing. They say catching it early is your best chance to beat it but I don't know how to make Drs. stop and listen to me.
I was released when it was still leaking. I reported it to surgeon by phone after awhile but I was seeing my md regularly tg. He ordered a catscan and hernias showed up. So it took a month to get approved for that surgery and 6 weeks recovery.
A week after that release I started getting pains with a fever and a week after that is when it split all the way with horrid amount of discharge so I went to ER.
Needless to say it's been another 6 weeks getting catscan and getting tested. The lies they tell you! When I first saw on my medical record I am now a carrier I got all manner of explanations that didn't jive. The most popular is anybody who's been in hospital is a carrier so don't worry about it. When I thought I had another hernia because I feel a new lump she said that's normal especially with the mesh. Doesn't she realize even that was alarming!
But no, it's another MRSA coming out. It's on old scar nd already feels crusty but has not opened. It is causing the most pain as it's in the middle of my stomac.
Finally I looked closer at my records and determined I got it when I went to hospital for a colonoscopy prior to my reversal surgery. It seems to me if I'm a carrier and having surgery the infection should be addressed.
My question is does anyone know about surgical MRSA. I looked it up and can only see blisters on people that explode and that returns often. Isn't mine inside of me?i also need to know what else I should be doing besides taking bactrim. I did read some of the homeopathic remedys.
I've been taking it easy for 6 weeks now I guess because I'm not up to par but have not felt really ill. I have the pains, no temp, eating way too much for not moving around but that's all except moody. Now that has elevated to the nth degree!
Consider this a warning guys. I hope from my story you will be able to do a better job with your docs.