Some days it is a struggle.
For the most part, I still have a positive attitude this will get better.
This path that I'm on this year has been quite the deal... The MRI showed a pocket of something down by the bone. I was sent to an infectious disease specialist and between her, the surgeon, and me, we decided to go ahead again with another clean out of the area.
So last week I had revision #4 of the hamstring repair incision. They attempted to remove all repair materials and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned the area down by the bone and tendon.
The repair was very solid - good news- but we weren't able to get to all the plugs/metal without undoing the repair.
Cultures are currently being worked on - including bone samples. The cultures will be challenged with different antibiotics to see what works against what is in there. Then most likely I will be on a long term regimen of antibiotics - possibly even IV delivery.
This go 'round is more uncomfortable. Bone pain and a new experience - they used staples to close instead of sutures. I'm still fighting nausea from the pain meds, some swelling, and am very tired and puny feeling.
At least it's winter - I'm not looking outdoors at green grass and nice weather :)
I'd like to think I will start working on something creative, but I'm not feeling it yet.
My pup Cooper is a good companion, he likes to snuggle...