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Old 06-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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I'm planning to go back to work on Monday. But, I am still bleeding, a lot, from my incision. The suture was left in too long, and I had to go the ER on saturday...fever, puss, blood. No fever now, but a lot of blood this morning. VNS is coming by soon to look at it. 4 1/2 weeks post op and pain started back in mid back of neck. impatient and frustrated. I think I need to reign in my expectations.
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Re: Frustrated!!!

I'm so sorry, Vin. Sounds like it could be a wound infection.....those can be tough to get rid of.

And you were doing so well!

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Vin I'm thinking of you. This really sucks after all the progress you were making. Did they give you some antibiotics? I do hope this passes quickly. Let us know how things turn out. I hope you're able to return to work like you planned. And do let us know about the neck pain, hopefully it's just from frustration. ~Hugs, Kenzi.

 
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Re: Frustrated!!!

It's a hematoma that keeps leaking through a small hole in the middle of the incision...I guess where one of the drains was. No infection, which is great. So, the VNS put a new dressing on it until Sunday, and left me with supplies. After a visit from the nurse, and a couple of percocets, I feel like a new man. I think my neck was hurting from the stress, as that is where my stress always goes. I think I need to meditate, or have a glass of whine...

Thanks for listening (reading).
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vin...... do both !

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