Staph Infection of the Backbone
Back in February I had back surgery for spinal stenosis at L 4-5
Eight days later, I had to have surgery for a large hematoma that was very deep. Nine days later I was in surgery again for an invasive staph infection that had settled in my back bone.
The treatment, as the staph infection was so close to my spine, was IV vancomycin that was delivered every four hours via a pump that I had to wear 24 hours a day for 6 weeks.
My question is: What are the possible affects on the body after invasive staph infection.
I have told my family that I do not feel the same after my three surgeries. I am very tired to the point that I have to take several long naps a day usually lasting 2 to 3 hours each. My balance is quite bad ( yesterday I miss-stepped and fell going up a flight of steps.) I body get overwhelmed just walking to the mailbox, and generally I just don't feel good.
If anyone has any thoughts on this I would appreciate some feedback.