Re: staph infections
Are they in the form of very painful boils? Most people say that we already have staph on our bodies, but it's when the staph finds a way to invade our bodies, that we actually know it's there. I'm not sure that I agree with this, because I have always gotten ingrown hairs, pimples, cat scratches, etc., and never had a problem with boils (it was confirmed MRSA) until my husband caught it from work. I believe with every fiber in my body, that we were not colonized with this staph until after several of the guys my husband works with, came down with Mysterious "spider bites".
Staph can be picked up nearly anywhere. There are two basic kinds...the kind you acquire in a hospital, and the kind you acquire in your community. If you started getting the infections after you had a surgery, my best bet is that you contracted it in the hospital, although that might not be the case. It is extremely contagious and you can easily spread it, and contract it again, if you don't take proper procedures to protect yourself and those around you.
Make sure that you do some research on it, and talk over any possible cures with your doctor. Good luck!