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  1. I had surgery on Friday. The surgeon was shocked...

    I had surgery on Friday. The surgeon was shocked when she opened my foot. My bone was gray. This was very unexpected. All my blood work and X-rays had come back normal. She took the bone down as far...
  2. After another failed graft and infection, I had...

    After another failed graft and infection, I had an MRI yesterday. The result came back suspicious for osteomyelitis. I am being scheduled for surgery for June 1. The plan is to deride and scrape down...
  3. So...still dealing with this. Spent some time in...

    So...still dealing with this. Spent some time in the hospital on IV antibiotics for infection. I have had several more grafts placed. The right side closed and is healing well. Today I was supposed...
  4. Several days in after the Grafix procedure I...

    Several days in after the Grafix procedure I thought I got very sick. Fever, nausea, vomiting. Thought it was the flu but didn't really feel sick. By Fri afternoon I started to think possible...
  5. Grafix used. So the product used was actually...

    Grafix used. So the product used was actually grafix. Has stem cells in it. The medical rep.was there so was nice to be able to ask questions. They think my right one should have good progress and...
  6. Epifix for chronic bilateral unhealing foot wounds

    My foot wounds still have not healed. This started December 11th with blisters from my Allard ToeOff AFO's and cellulitis on the right. The wounds are relatively small but have not closed. The right...
  7. Thyroid good, no diabetes, my esr was initially...

    Thyroid good, no diabetes, my esr was initially high but last test showed within normal range. Nutrition great, all labs great. Wounds look great, clean, no infection. No fever, no chills, feel...
  8. They have not mentioned anything about this....

    They have not mentioned anything about this. Would it be possible to have it in both feet? As I have a sore on each foot, neither of which is healing. When they have checked pulses and for...
  9. Milwaukee has no answers. I am healthy,...

    Milwaukee has no answers. I am healthy, young-ish, healthy diet, healthy supplements, appropriate activity, wounds are clean. There is no reason for them not to heal. Except they are not. From my...
  10. No bone infection, they checked. They started as...

    No bone infection, they checked. They started as blisters that opened and were very much just on the surface. The one on the right was healing well. Had started at 1.8 cm and closed to .8cm but has...
  11. So infection cleared up. But I am left with...

    So infection cleared up. But I am left with bilateral foot wounds that won't heal. The one on the right is .8cm by .6cm the one on the left is .8cm by .8cm. For a month now they have been debrided...
  12. Saw provider again today. Changing antibiotic to...

    Saw provider again today. Changing antibiotic to amoxacillion and started IV antibiotics today. Plus sent to wound care for cleaning wrapping etc. Will have both oral and if antibiotics for next 3...
  13. 14 years, first sore, cellulitis, little progress, suggestions?

    Last Wednesday I started using Allard ToeOff Afo's. Was doing skin checks. Everything going well until Saturday. Noticed some redness but nothing major. Saturday night the side of my right foot...
  14. Thank you for the concern. After further...

    Thank you for the concern. After further consulting between my primary and the surgeon and pathology it looks like the original indication of a rare infection is not what I have. It was a rough...
  15. KLD is there a way to private message you? I...

    KLD is there a way to private message you? I would rather not post publicly the full result
  16. Just a check in. Um forgot I posted, a little...

    Just a check in. Um forgot I posted, a little post op meds/mind boggle maybe. I am doing well. Three days after I was doing limited walking around house. (no not a miracle, I am walking SCI :) )...
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    Question. I am not having accidents. However, I...

    Question. I am not having accidents. However, I am having pain after I eat and using my bowel program. I would describe it I guess like cramping or spasms after I eat and during my my program. To the...
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    Have not talked to surgeon since pre op. Program...

    Have not talked to surgeon since pre op. Program seems back on track though, for the most part. I have another pre op appt with my primary in two weeks for botox for bladder, then a follow up with...
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    Thanks for the info. Yes. Having accidents....

    Thanks for the info. Yes. Having accidents. Trying to get body back on routine, regularity. Getting better. Hopefully will be back to normal in another day or two. Continuing with fluids, yogurt with...
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    Home for hospital. Having some issues with bowel....

    Home for hospital. Having some issues with bowel. Been trying to eat small snacks, bland. Scrambled egg, yogurt, pudding. Bowel isn't holding anything yet. Any suggestions? I'm taking Norco as needed...
  21. I just had all my girly bits taken or Wed. All...

    I just had all my girly bits taken or Wed. All except for my left ovary. They left that one and just laser removed the cysts. Did it by laparoscopy. Came home from hospital yesterday. I'm having...
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    holy hell! I have not even gotten to the mag...

    holy hell! I have not even gotten to the mag citrate That will be this afternoons pleasure) and my body does not like this one bit! Thank God for hand held shower units. For the love of god I pray to...
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    Regular bike stand trainer for handcycle?

    I have a regular bike stand trainer that I used with a recumbent bike, can I use this same bike stand with my handcycle? Or do I have to buy a special bike stand trainer to use with my handcycle?
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    Thanks! I have had surgeries before but none that...

    Thanks! I have had surgeries before but none that required a bowel prep. Instead of drinking the mag citrate at night, could I do late afternoon and then finish bowel routine before midnight? I also...
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    Pre Surgery Bowel Prep

    I am having a laparoscopic procedure to remove my uterus and one of my ovaries. I am wondering how I should do my bowel prep the couple of days before. They said clear liquids the day before surgery...
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