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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2006
  • 01:35 PM

I have been dealing with an infection I aquired while hospitalized for over four years. I had surgery on my hip. Granted it was a long and difficult procedure. I developed post operative infection and was treated with antibiotics. I spent over 30 days in ICU, 30 days in Acute Care and 30 days in rehabilitation. I went home and had home health care for wound care for two months when I developed infection again. The cause of the infection (MRSA) appears to be a surgical mesh used to rebuild my pelvic floor. Since 2003 I have been on a wound vacuum to keep the wound open and draining. My surgeon does not believe he can successfully remove the mesh without removing my leg above the hip joint. And he believes that removing my leg above the hip may be life threatning. I am in a quandry as to what to do.

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