I went to the doctor

at St. Marks yesterday at 9:30 and left at 4.  I met with my doctor, had a CT scan, had a blood test, and met with another surgeon, who apparently will be working with my doctor now, since it has expanded from the gynecology realm into a surgeon issue.  He gave David a very gruesome job to do 3x a day (I’ll spare you the details), said to stay on the antibiotic horse pills, and on Monday he will look one more time and decide whether things are improving to his satisfaction.  If not, he will open up the entire incision again (9”) , clear it out, and let it stay open while it closes from the inside out.  This sounds like a horror film, but apparently is the normal way to handle infections of this kind.


I still have all the flu symptoms and have been commanded to completely rest so the infection doesn’t advance.  With infections like this, they explained that the brain just draws in and takes all resources for the healing project, which is why I feel too tired to do things like eat or even watch TV.  I feel slightly more coherent this morning, but instead of taking that as a sign that I need to work for 6 hours so I don’t run out of PTO (as I am tempted to do),  I’m going to go to bed.  After my appointment Monday morning, I will update again.  Thanks for your support and nice words, they mean a lot.


3 replies
  1. Carrie
    Carrie says:

    Oh Valerie. That sounds awful. It sounds completely miserable. I hope that what you are doing now will make things better for you. We will continue to pray for you. We love you.

  2. Lost in Yuma
    Lost in Yuma says:

    We will pray for you more. I am so sorry. Work will take care of itself. I know it is stressful, but they will not die without you. I hope that you sleep lots and lots and that you get better very soon.

  3. Gina
    Gina says:

    I’m sorry to hear what a difficult recovery you are having! We will keep you in our prayers. Try not to worry about all of the peripheral stuff. It sounds like your wound needs a good cleaning out. I think of you often and do not call in order to allow you to rest. I will when I read that you are more on the mend…


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