it started with a sinus infection and home IV therapy, then i was being treated for a compromised immune system and had anti-body replacement therapy, followed by horrific groin pain which turned out to be bacterial sepsis requiring hip surgery followed by more week of home IV therapy.
2 months have passed and i am still being treated for shortness of breath. my hip is still sore and feels like a sunburn. i can walk in a pendulum motion but no side movement of leg without pain (the ortho surgeon dismissed me).
the ortho surgeon, lung doctor, and infectious dis docs have written me off as 'cured' and my employer expects me back to work very soon. i know i'm not functioning properly. i am extremely fatigued, the leg pain often wakes me during the night and if on my feet too long my limp becomes more pronounced. i am still short of breath walking stairs or doing minor tasks.
i am a flight attendant and will be expected to work 14 hr shifts on my feet upon my return to work. in my current condition, this would probably kill me. if i do not return i will surely be terminated and lose my badly needed medical benefits. i have already been out of work more than 6 months.
just how long does it take to actually 'fully' recover from this sepsis? i can't seem to find ANYBODY who knows.
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