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Feeling horrible,depressed,scared-ACDF MRSA

sinatrafan44ssinatrafan44 Posts: 64
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Depression and Coping
I really need someone to talk to...I was diagnosed with MRSA four days ago and it has been 3-4 weeks after my ACDF surgery...I just don't feel like I can cope with this MRSA thing...I keep imagining the worst that can happen and everything i read scares the sh%$ out of me..I can't sleep..I want to obsessively clean but I don't have the strength...My husband has wiped down everything but I am so fearful that I will pass it on to a family member..Right now the incision is healing with the antibiotics, but has it invaded the ACDF area, or my bloodstream...I can't sleep and I feel so out of control..Did I get it in the hospital, or did I have it before..I feel like a leper...I am scheduled to go back to work in 2 weeks..I'm not sure if I can..my anxiety, stress and depression is becoming debilitating..I am on anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds but I just have a hard time accepting this..Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers..Amy


  • I'm sorry that you are feeling this way and going through this.Please know that my prayers are with you.
    I'm very tired or I would say more,but my thoughts and prayers are very real,and surely being sent to you.
  • I'm so sorry you are in such distress. MRSA can conjure up all sorts of horrible worries. My son acquired it from a gym. I just want to assure you that the rest of us did not get it. Please research MRSA by googling it. There are ways to help prevent the spread of it at home such as using separate towels and washing your clothing separately, etc.

    Best wishes to you...and I'm sending you some prayers............

  • :H So sorry you are having to deal with MRSA after just having had surgery. Sounds like you are overwhelmed which you have every right to be right now. I can share with you that I know several people who contracted MRSA from the hospital after having had surgery. Everything turned out fine after treatment with antibiotics and no other family members were infected.

    Take it one day at a time and reach out to a family member or friend that can give you some positive support. You will heal both physically and emotionally and be back to your old self -- the hardest thing to do for us women is give it time because you have this "to do" list playing in your head.

    Take care,

  • thanks everyone for your supportive and kind comments..one day at a time...Amy
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