Surgery and MRSA infection


I am a 26 year old woman who has been going through a tough time and truly need some feedback! I battled with tailbone pain for 3 years after having my daughter. Finally had it removed and it was done SAME DAY SURGERY!!!

I thought I was going to DIE when I got home. I couldn't stand up on my own or get up without being lifted. It was terrible. The pain seemed to get worse and I had chills and sweats and green discharge with a foul odor. The doctor told me it was healing fine. I felt it was in my head so I trudged to work and struggled immensely.

Then I went to the ER in my town, which wasn't where I had surgery, and they did a culture. 7 days later my regular doctor called with the news of MRSA. Okay, it only takes 3 days to get results on this test. I don't know why I wasn't notified sooner.

Then this doctor put me on Vanco, and then I was allergic. Then I was put on Zyvox. 2 weeks 1.5 hours a day twice a day in the ER. I was so SICK and in pain. Come to find out my doctor had me on Zyvox with Zoloft and you are NEVER to prescribe the two together. That explains part of my sickness.

Well, I can go on and on with my disappointments but I won't. I went to an infection disease specialist and MRSA is now in my blood. I am still in pain and have to do treatments every day with a Picc line for at least 6 weeks. I am taking the last antibiotic that may work for this MRSA.

I need all the info I can get on any of this that I have been through. So depressing. Same day surgery was on August 8th, its now October 1st. I just started the 6 week treatment after a 5 day stay in hospital getting tests run.

By the way, I never saw the surgeon after surgery and did all my follow ups with his partner that kept telling me the wound was fine. Some thoughts, info anything from others that my understand, please!


Updated 2005-10-09

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