One Year On

I received the lab report from Nottingham today.

My head is still colonised with Staphyloccus aureus but it’s NOT the resistant form of this bug.

I remain clear of MRSA!

Exactly a year ago to the day, I was admitted for surgery in Nottingham with the surgeon who gave me this news today. It’s been a hell of a year since but at least I’m still here to tell the tale.

And it’s really nice to be able to share some good news for a change.

9 Responses to One Year On

  1. Annb says:

    Woo hoo! That is a relief – does the presence of Staph mean you will have more antibiotics tho? Would it be worth looking into a general immuno boosting treatment to help your battered body cope? Or is it my turn to be talking nonsense?

  2. Grannymar says:

    Great news Steph, that you are clear of MRSA! I am sure it is a great relief.

  3. Steph says:

    Annb – Battered body? My beautiful body? 😯

    Only messing! The surgeon has prescribed an antibiotic ointment for my nose. To be honest, I’ve been a carrier of Staph A ever since I was treated for the MRSA wound infection so I fully expected this to be the result. I’ll see what my Irish doc thinks when I see him next week. In the meantime, they are chasing up on the case of the missing nasal prosthesis somewhere in the bowels of an NHS hospital in Notts!

    Grannymar – It is good news though I honestly never expected it to be otherwise. Whenever I’ve been positive for MRSA in the past, I’ve always had a rampaging infection at the same time and that’s certainly not the case now. I’m pretty certain my connective tissue abnormality (EDS) is the reason why my head won’t heal properly.

  4. BendyGirl says:

    Squee, I’m doing the no MRSA happy dance for you Steph! Don’t know if you’ve already tried, but there have been encouraging noises about high doses of Vit C aiding healing for EDS’ers. BG Xx

  5. Steph says:

    BG – Thanks! To be honest, this swab result was barely newsworthy. So much so, that I even forgot to mention to my husband yesterday that I’d got the all-clear (well, to be fair, I’ve barely seen/spoken to him this week as he’s attending a business conference) 🙄

    My intuition told me that I was clear of MRSA so I’d no reason to worry about it. I only worry when I have to! 😀

    No, I hadn’t heard about high dose Vit C aiding healing?

    I know that a normal daily dose is a good way to avoid coughs and colds. I also know that high dose Vit C can cause diarrhoea and I don’t need any more of that!

  6. Geri Atric says:

    Congratulations! That’s grand news Steph.

  7. Steph says:

    Geri – Thanks Missus!

  8. magnumlady says:

    Wonderful news Steph.

  9. Steph says:

    magnumlady – Cheers! Have been hit by another infection in my head this week so the battle of the bugs continues.

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