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Just looking for others who've had or are dealing with Spinal Epidural Abscess.
Went through 5 days of hospitalization (mid-April), had severe urinary infection and severe sepsis from stephlecaucus(sp?) areus and e-coli.
I am in my 6th week of receiving 2mg Cefazolin x 3times per day. The spine surgeon had removed 50% of 3 of the lamina of backbone near
the end of the spinal cord, to help the infection. The infection began to destroy the nerves on my right side, so I have some muscle weakness
in my right leg. I am grateful though just to be able to walk. The infection had spread up & down spine, into the muscles surrounding the spine...
and of course in the whole cavity. At this point I still feel like I am "trying to come into my body".
Today was my 2nd (3 week) post-operative visit to the spine surgeon. Today he told me that one hour into the 2 1/2 hour surgery (my organs
were beginning to shut down) I was within a few hours of dying (at the worst) or (losing my ability to walk at the least).
Anyway, I feel pretty alone in dealing with this "thing." It is pretty rare and strangely I have to end up getting something rare.
Emotionally I am still in shock.
I am wondering if there are a few others out there who have dealt with this and what kinds of emotions have you gone through?