Hi everybody, it's been awhile since I've been on here. On April 18, 2013 I had a morphine pump put in to try to help get me off some of my oral morphine, which was starting to work. Well on May 13 I started having severe cramps in my low back, the kind that brings you to your knees, you know what I'm talking. So I called my wife at work, she happens to be a nurse, and she said just rest until she got home and she would check me out then. Well before she got home I thought I was getting the flu, she took my temperature and it was 102. She didn't like the looks of my incision but because I was going to see the PA the next day we thought lets just wait and see. Well the PA looked at, which she didn't like the looks of it the week before, and immediately asked for a colleague of the doctor that put it in to look at it. I'll take you back to the week before when the PA looked at it she didn't like the look of the incision but said let's take your temperature and then you can go home. So the nurse came in, not the PA, and took my temperature and it was 99.8, and to me who has a normal temp of around 97.6, that was a fever. The nurse looked at me and my wife and said well I guess you're good to go. Me and my wife on the way home talked about should I have seen a doctor because I did have a fever. Well back to the doctor looked at it and said yeah that's got to come out, and I'm like what's got to come out, and he said the pump and catheter. So totally caught off guard the next thing I know is I'm at an emergency room, which was 45 minutes away, because they said this hospital had the best doctor to handle this type of surgery. So after a four hour wait in ER to get a room, in which they couldn't get my oxygen high enough for them to like, I finally arrived in my room to which they said well your surgery won't be until tomorrow at around 5:30PM. So I am totally miserable at this point with a fever of 102, severe cramping in my back, and not having surgery for 24 hours. So I finally have the surgery and they tell me I have a severe infection in my back, near my spine, so I will have to be in the hospital for a few days to figure out exactly what I have. Well a very long story is I had MRSA, staph, ecoli, gram negative, and meningitis. I had a PICC line put in and was told I would have to be in the hospital for 4-6 weeks!! Well the doctor after a week agreed to let me go home if I promised to come to the PICC center once a day, which was an hour away but I would do anything to get out of that place, and do vancomycin three more times at home, to which I said a big yes if I could go home. Well the home therapy times were at 3:00PM, 9:00PM, and the toughy 3:00AM. But I only had to do that for 12 days in which the doctor said do you believe in miracles, and I said well I have had a lot of people praying for me, so absolutely yes!! And she said well you are a miracle, because she said as sick as you were two weeks ago, to be as good as I was now, that's the only reason!! Praise Jesus from the mountains!!! That was a phrase my grandpa used to say, and I'm sure he was looking down on me. But the doctor that put it in never called to check on me, but did call to wonder when I wanted to put it back in. WHATTTTTT!!!!! It will be awhile before I'm psychologically ready to put it back in!! Just wanted to share my very long story in case there was anybody else out there that got MRSA from a pump. If you read this whole thing!! THANK YOU!!
11 back surgeries, fused from L3/S1. Now have four herniated disc in neck from C3/C7. And two new herniated disc in lumbar at L1-2, L2-3. Passed 73 kidney stones, five surgeries on left ankle that now has seven screws in it and is fused. Both shoulders