Since I have lost 46 lbs in 6 months without trying my infectious disease Dr is becoming concerned that the infection is back. I see him on the 4th to figure out if we are going to do another biopsy and start the IV antibiotics once again. I hated carrying around that IV 24 hrs a day for 7 weeks. I dont want to go thru this again.
All the signs are back, increased pain, low grade fever, night sweats. If so then I move into the chronic phase of osteomylitis. We were just waiting to see if my weight would start to level out since i lost my mother 8 months ago and perhaps just from depression. But with all the other symptoms returning it needs investigated. Things were starting to look up for me,new job with the same company just a transfer that will take place next week, I have accepted the death of mom and all that life has thrown at me the last year. My blood test came back normal but they always did. Only one blood test showed infection out of about 20. The biopsy is what finally gave me the diagnosis. Not to mention the biopsy is not a pleasant thing to go thru. Pretty painful. The Dr is concerned about the hardware in the lumbar area, I guess it attracts underlying infections. I always knew he told me there was a 25% chance of it coming back.I sure hope not. Now let the waiting games begin waiting for the appointment then the biopsy results. Just when things begin to look up it seems as if I get side-lined by another medical issue.