This year I had 3 surgeries on L5/S1, the 1st is to remove scar tissues, overgrowth bone, and instruments; 2nd is to stop the bleeding muscles and hematoma, and 3rd, an I & D to clean out infection. The problem did not stop there. I had spots in the lungs and my blood works came back with high sed rates, high white blood counts and low platelets. After an intensive care, I was told of infection. I came home with more antibiotics to administer, till today. Though my sed rate is falling, due to my consistent fever,coughing, and sweats, the doctors ordered an MRI last Thursday for both the chest and lumbar. I was really sad to see that at the areas that the surgeon did I & D on the spine, the abcess has returned. On the lungs, a portion is covered.
Next week I will get a CT. The ID doc said that it is because of osteomylitis and mild sepsis; and the only way to 'clear' it is another surgery. I also learn from him that with osteomylitis, it is hard to cure.
My pain level at the back is 4, good thing the pain down the leg and foot are gone, so that is good. The low-grade fever, sweats and cough are making me so weak and sicky. I don't know when all these will end, but I cannot give up, can I? I don't think the antibiotics is working too.
So now, all I can do is wait, and pray for a miracle to happen.
I am seeing my ID doc on Tuesday, and OS on Thursday. Any advise as to what questions to ask? Any suggestions?