Morning! Back in November my surgeon took the dressing off my incision before it had completely healed and bacteria went right to the hip implant. Things got pretty exciting after that but they let me go home (YES!) to do my own antibiotic IV infusions 2x a day. I live in a dying mining town outside of Tucson and there are no Healthcare workers willing to make the drive here and back....and I don't blame them! This week I'll find out if I can stop the infusions and go to oral antibiotics.
Don't EVER feel like you don't deserve to complain, whine or cry about your situation because some else had it worse. I sure ran my mouth about how ticked off I was. I felt like they were using me as their cash cow and were not really interested in making me better just stringing me along to make more money off me.
The week before they cut me loose I talked to one of my insurance agents over the phone. She was 20 years younger than me and was in a bad accident in 2015 and is STILL on a walker and probably always will be. She has a child too and thankfully a wonderful mother who stepped up to help.
Well, I shut my mouth after I heard that. What right did I have to complain. There are a few members on BoneSmart that I bow my head to when I read how much they had to endure. I think what it comes down to is YOU telling YOURSELF that you WILL endure!
Others can help you learn to walk again, dress again....but you are the only one can say I AM A SURVIVOR.
Sorry for running my mouth, I'm feeling pretty good this morning watching the glow behind the mountains get brighter.
Best of luck, you got this!!