Just wondered if I could pick your brains...
3 weeks ago I had a minimally invasice lumbar disectomy on my L5-S1 disc. According to my consultant the procedure went well and I was out of hospital after 1 night.
About 10 days ago, the wound started leaking heavily, and I was prescribed antibiotics as I was told I had a surface ibnfection.
On Friday, with the antibiotics having made no difference, I had an MRI scan which showed a large cavity of infection amongst my fat and muscle tissue. I had surgery that evening to "wash out the wound" and remained in hospital for 4 nights with IV antibiotics and a vacuum attached to the wound to suck out any remaining fluids.
My consultant was pretty evasive as to why this infection occured and I was wondering what your thoughts are. I'm a fit and healthy 25yr old. Should I be questioning why this infection occured or do I need to accept that its "just one of those things"?
Thanks for your time!