I have a staph infection that got a lot worse over one night. Staples were removed yesterday, sutures are still in because incision site reopened at infected areas. I think this was all my fault. I don't think I was debriding it well enough when I showered.
I started on oral and topical antibiotics with debridement and dressing changes twice a day. I was also prescribed a stronger pain med. Still did not sleep well last night, which makes three nights in a row of restlessness.
I' praying this resolves quickly.
I'm so sorry, that sounds very unfun! One of the things I was told in my paperwork was that I need to clean with soapy water (or similar) after using the toilet to keep infection away from the incisions at the groin - were you given similar instructions?
How have you been debriding? That's something I wasn't told to do, so I'm curious!
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170