Hey, Guys! Long time, no talk to! Still trying to get my life back after having capral tunnel surgery in July and going back to hospital ER a week and a half later (on my birthday!) with staph infection in surgery site. Still no feeling in thumb and two fingers and they are cold to the touch. Spent 5 days in hospital on Big Guns IV antibiotic and morphine pump. Pain, halluncinations, rashes, throwing up....This was two weeks before my daughter's wedding! I made it to the wedding in a haze. 3000 mg. Doxicycline (sp?) a day for three weeks after discharge. This all happened on July 29 and my skin on my entire body has just now stopped peeling off. I can just imagine how many layers my stomach went through. Doc who did the intitial surgery never answered any pages while I was in the hospital. I kept asking my husband if I was going to die. He slept in a chair next to my bed then drove 50 miles to go to work every day.
I only had TWO physical therapy sessions. Now I'm left with a useless hand and have to have hubby help me dress every morning.
During my recovery here at home Rheumy's nurse made a mistake on a refill for antidepressant (wrong dosage). She was real flippant about it. "Just a mistake". She got an earfull and so did my rheumy! They picked the wrong gal to "just make a mistake" with.
Anyway, here I am, alive and kicking, thank goodness.
I do believe the doc who did my emergency surgery saved my life but wondering if I should "lawyer up". Boo