Ahh...Infection Again!!!

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Ahh...Infection Again!!!

Postby cjhurt92 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:59 am

Ugh.. I Just Spent A week at The hospital I had another infection. This time it was in my stomach (where i have chyle fluid).
It was my first time just having it in stomache area. On Friday the 23rd i woke up with fine, I ate Breakfast then around 11am but then i started getting a sharp pain in my lower right side of my stomach. At first i got worried but then i thought maybe it was just from the sausage i had ate. So I just continued with my day and Babysat my brother. Things were okay but i still had that sharp pain around 5pm. I really started getting worried, so i took a morphine so the pain would at least die down, but it was no help. around 8 i started freaking out i thought it might be my appendix. I wanted to goto hospital but my mom had just left for her night shift. So i just relaxed and i tried to get up but the pain was Horrible i could barely walk. my grandfather had to help me. I wanted to wait until morning cause mom was at work and could'nt come home and i didnt wanna go threw ambulance cause they wouldn't take me to my hospital, they could only take me to th local crappy hospital. so i just went to sleep and i slept fine until 2pm but i woke with horrible pain threw out my body and i had that nasty infection feeling we get. i was very weak and i felt nauseated. I finally knew what that pain was from i had an infection. so i called mom and told her we needed to goto hospital now. so she took me and i was treated for the infection and the pain with IV Morphine And Vancomycin (for infections). Since i was a regular there they new what to do. I spent my 18th birthday & halloween there during the 8 days i was there....Sounds horrible but it wasnt all to bad. The First 3 days were painful and i had to have 4 differnt Iv's (i have bad vains), But I was happy i was at my hospital i had nice nurses, Everyone knows me And The Best part was I had Some very Pretty Nurses. :)

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Re: Ahh...Infection Again!!!

Postby patoco » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:42 am

Hey Carlos

Glad to hear you're better now. But, please :) next time you have any kind of pain like that don't dismiss it. These infectons can present in a number of different ways.

I've never had to deal with it in the abdomen, and hope I don't - sounds terrible.

LOL...I understand about the nurses. When I was in high school, I spent so many months in this university hospital, which of course had a nursing school. As a teen, I had great fun. One roomate (a medical student) had his mom bring up stuff every Friday night and we all had a little party every week....ahh....to be young again :wink:

If these infections continue, talk to your doctor about putting you on a preventative maintenance course of daily antibiotics.
That has really helped me avoid the worse of the infections.

Take care and be well :!:

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Re: Ahh...Infection Again!!!

Postby crushd » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:32 pm

Hi Carlos

Glad to hear you are home hope you are still doing O.K.

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Re: Ahh...Infection Again!!!

Postby Sopralto37 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:39 am

You just described a problem that I've been having every 10 days or so since August to a Tee. I've had two surgeries and skads of tests trying to find out what was wrong. My regular doctors had no clue what was happening to me. Just yesterday morning I saw a LE specialist though and she recognized my symptoms. I started crying when she had an answer for me. Then later I read your post and was completely relieved to find that I'm not the only one. I'm so glad you're okay now--it gives me hope while I'm currently about to start medication for it :)
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