Tuesday May 10, 2016
So, it’s been a long time, 12 days to be exact. And I’m still in the hospital…
I was allowed to go home if my wound stopped leaking, but it never did. On Friday April 29, I got fever and I also threw up, and that night my wound leaked a lot. They immediately took some blood, with the conclusion that I had an infection.
So on saturday they did another surgery, where they put antibiotic capsules in my back which they are going to remove tomorrow.
I also get antibiotics 4 times a day via IV therapy. But because I get a lot of antibiotics with that thing, they start leaking and hurting my vein after a few days and then they need to put another one in my arm, which pretty hurts.
Because I needed to stay longer than expected, I spent my birthday here and I missed Troye Sivans concert yesterday in Cologne. You could say I was a bit too optimistic by planning a concert just a week after I was supposed to leave the hospital, but it’s pretty rare to get an infection. I’m number 11 in my doctors career and he does this surgery for about 12 years every week so yeah.
During the surgery they also took a few tissue samples. In those samples they found a bacteria called the Streptococcus, which is one they usually don’t find with this infection. They normally find a Staphylococcus bacteria. The names of these don’t say anything to me and probably also not to you, the only thing that is important is the fact that I got an infection which is already rare and that they also found an unusual bacteria *UGH*. But luckily this one is less aggressive than the other one.
Wednesday May 11, 2016
Today is the surgery, and I’m actually not nervous at all. I know good how everything goes (which is not a great thing to know), I’m asleep during the whole thing so I don’t notice anything, and it’s not as big as the first surgery so I that’s why I’m not nervous.
The only problem is that the surgery is at 1.30 pm, and I need to be sober from six hours before the surgery, so I could only eat light breakfast. But when I’m hungry and I don’t eat for a longer time, I start feeling a bit nauseous :(.
The IV kind of made it, but it really hurt every time antibiotics went through it, but they all got through so I only need the narcosis and then during the surgery, they are gonna put a new one in my arm.
What I’m really happy about is that I can now also walk with just my IV pole, which gives me less support than my own walking thing (I really don’t know what to call it). I now have a more positive look at being able to walk properly again without any help.
Saturday May 14, 2016
So my surgery was on wednesday of course, and the wound looked really clean so that was good. Sadly they couldn’t put the narcosis through the IV anymore, they tested it with some other liquid but it didn’t work anymore. They could put another IV in but I really didn’t want that while I was awake so they gave me a mask where nitrous oxide (laughing gas) came through. They said I would become a bit giggly but that didn’t work for me for some reason. I really didn’t like it, it felt too long until I was asleep so I had a weird feeling in my body and breathing was a little harder and it made me kind of scared but I knew nothing went wrong. Eventually I fell asleep and the whole surgery went great.
I feel like I am kind of back to where I started again, because walking is harder again and my back hurts a bit, but this time I am a lot more positive because I was able to walk with just the IV pole and a little bit without anything, and that just makes me really happy (which I already told you).
I still have an IV with antibiotics, but I will probably start with antibiotics via pills or drinks just after the weekend and thus stop with antibiotics via the IV, I really hope it’s going to last until then. I will need the pills or drinks for another three months but then I’m at home so I don’t have any problems with that (unless the pills are too big to swallow).
Tonight we’re gonna watch the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. I really liked watching the semi finals so I’m looking forward to it. I actually never watched it but it’s really fun so I’m definitely gonna watch it the coming years.
I don’t really know anything else to say, byee.