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Pocket of Fluid- 3 Weeks After Permanant Implant

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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Pocket of Fluid- 3 Weeks After Permanant Implant

UGH! I knew something was amiss. Last Thursday I went to the Dr because my incision on my spine was *****, he cleaned it and put sterile stripes on it and sent me home with it covered. Showed up yesterday for a follow up and told him that I was in so much pain that something was wrong. He removes the gauze and stuff and just stares and my back. After having 3 other surgeons come in and stare at my back like I was on exhibit, they determined my body was "rejecting" the internal stitches and brought me to the surgery center to numb me up and dig out the stitches.

Well.... While digging, something pops! And boy it felt good, I finally felt relief. They found a large pocket of fluid between my spine and the metal device. Still unsure if it has corrupt my device or not, but if so, it must come out!

Today, we go back to learn how to change my dressing for my gaping wound daily and find out more about this.
Also, surgeon said I can't travel to Florida, which I'm scheduled to fly out tomorrow because I need close monitoring but he also said this won't make me sick. So, I'm super confused, upset and mad.

Has anyone had anything like this?

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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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The system must have thought I said a nasty word when I described the yellow puss in incision.
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Wow Tara.....I'm sorry to hear this.
Are you still getting stimulation where it needs to be? or maybe the pain has kept you from even turning the unit on.
Hopefully now that the stitches are out, things will clear up and you can go on with your SCS.
Sounds as tho the doctors were rather perplexed at this finding. I can sure see why they don't want you to travel. I'm so sorry this has disrupted the plans you've made. you probably had everything planned out long ago and now this.

I'm so sorry that you've been put through all this pain. I'm anxious to know what today's appointment will bring.

Praying for a good outcome of all this,
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dear tara

my 2nd surgery already before
leaving i complained about my
right upper back a swelling of
the size of a half grapefruit
where i complained about
and ignored as i it were in my head
well 2 or 3 days surprise
back to the hospital
drained it 4 times
this was from my spine
i lost all respect that i had
left
so yes
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Dear Tara, I feel so sad for your situation. Saffy in the UK suffered a wound which would not close, but did not complain of a build up of infection. I, on the other hand, experienced infection as Trial came to an end and had a good sized p u s sack at skin level which burst, resulting in a lot of icky stuff, a panic about infection, an insuror which did not want to pay for antibiotics because they just figured I had a sinus infection and was trying with a perpetration of fraud by my doc to receive antibiotics, then I paid for the antibiotics to get them anyway. Thereafter, stupid fool at insurance finally was shaken awake and did reimburse for the meds I purchased.

Maybe I should have let it go and had them deal with a full blown hospitalization due to sepsis from the Trial since they refused the antibiotic. But, since it is my life, I sprung for the meds.

May you ultimatetly be blessed with restoration of health.
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Will be praying for you that you get quick resolution to your situation. I can't imagine the feeling of relief being followed by finding out it was infection! I hope you are being well taken care of and can go to Florida like you want.
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Just thinking of you and wondering how's the infection from the surgery is doing?
Hopefully the infection is clearing up and you are on the road to recovery.
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Ewww ... I. Now have a hard boiled egg sized lump where my stim used to be. A haemaotoa I believe. Am seeing district nurse Thursday so will ask her about it, yuk .. I don't want it there when I'm in my bikini on holiday.
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Ewww ... I. Now have a hard boiled egg sized lump where my stim used to be. A haemaotoa I believe. Am seeing district nurse Thursday so will ask her about it, yuk .. I don't want it there when I'm in my bikini on holiday.
P.s. I know I shouldn't have but I used a sterile syringe and stuck it between the stitches and sucked out some clear then yellowish fluid followed by blood. Was told off and told to leave it alone, but that can't surely be right.
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Dear Saffy, you could be surprised what is inside. I have watched surgery on myself, both interesting and incredible. Even so, sticking a syringe in thy own body seems a bit much..... do have the pro folks see to that so you can survive to drive Tootle.... OK?

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