Re: Post op complications hysterectomy
From: mcgdog mcgdog (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Feb 18 11:55:07 2003
Thanks for the input. Since I last wrote, my family Dr. has scheduled me to
have an ultrasound on Wed (02/19/03). I will let you know what we find.
Thank You, again.
>----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Kemp" <email@example.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: Post op complications hysterectomy
> Hi Angie,
> My understanding is that hematomas certainly can happen after
> hysterectomies. And yes, they can become infected. Blood and
> proteinacious fliud kept at body temp is the ideal growing substrate
> for all kinds of infection. I would ask how long the doc he intends to
> wait before draining it. MRSA is not to play with either. I would
> really recommend getting another opinion (your friend MD may be a great
> start) and getting some resolution on these issues and a certain
> direction/game plan that you can follow. Good medicine should have a
> course of action - if X happens do Y, etc. I hope you find your course
> of action and take it step by step to good health very soon! Judy
> On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 12:53 AM, mcgdog mcgdog wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just wondered if anyone had any complications such as infected
> > hematoma from abdominal hysterectomy? The doc said that the hematoma
> > would resorb on its own but so far, 2 months now, no decrease in size
> > and I am having a possible skin reaction to MRSA (Staph aureus)
> > nosicomial infection. I was told by a pathologist (friend) that these
> > hematomas can sometimes fibrose and have to be surgically
> > debrided....not to mention IV vincomison for the Staph infection.
> > Any thoughts, comments, etc.
> > Thanks,
> > Angie
> >> From: Judy Kemp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Reply-To: email@example.com
> >> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Subject: Re: surgery in Germany
> >> Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 23:07:50 -0600
> >> Hi April,
> >> Sorry you are having upper abd problems. At least you've halved the
> >> playing field - now you can concentrate your efforts on the other
> >> half and hopefully get your full life back in the VERY near future!
> >> I had colitis 1/2 a yr ago after several rounds of antibiotics from
> >> the horrible hysterectomy that also gave me adhesions. I didn't know
> >> what was going on then but started feeling really badly and therefore
> >> monitored my temperature 3 times a day. After a few days it started
> >> shooting up (of course on a Sun.) so I headed to the ER. By the time
> >> I got there it was 104 and when they rehydrated me the diarrhea
> >> kicked in big time. I had a big white cell count and a really
> >> ticked off colon based on the abd. CT.
> >> But that was then and I am now a much more experienced person. So
> >> when I started feeling flu-like a couple weeks after surgery in
> >> Germany (after having been feeling great), I took my temp more
> >> frequently and when it went up to 100, I headed back to Dr. K. Had a
> >> vaginal infx going on and the colitis deal as well. The vaginal infx
> >> pretty much cleared up and I began Flagyl for the colitis. Dr. K
> >> wanted me to hang around until things were progressing in the right
> >> direction for several days. I felt that was a very good idea too, so
> >> Randy and I bedded down in the same hotel where we had been staying.
> >> All in all, we were 2 days shy of 4 full weeks in Germany. Of
> >> course, more than half of that we planned on doing anyway given the
> >> first surgery and then waiting a week for the 2nd look, and then
> >> hanging out for 3 - 4 days before heading back. So this additional
> >> deal added another 11 days which was OK with us. It was very
> >> important to be under medical supervision with all of this going on -
> >> and Dr. K was conscientious in making sure I didn't get into problems
> >> (check ups, phone calls, etc.)
> >> I am so glad to read that your bowel movements are not agonizing
> >> deals for you anymore. That must improve quality of life greatly.
> >> Amazing how these nasty adhesions impact so many areas of living! I
> >> agree with you and Annie that a pastry about now would be wonderful.
> >> While having to hang out in Germany the last week I watched Randy
> >> drink many a fine German brew (not that I particularly even like
> >> beer) but it did make me feel bad that I couldn't have one if I HAD
> >> wanted one....so when the going gets tough, the tough get chocolate.
> >> And on that note I enjoyed many a fine pastry. But there is always
> >> room for more research and I would be a willing partner in your
> >> efforts to find the perfect pastry.
> >> Take care, Judy
> >> We went back to the hotel where we had been. I did not have to be
> >> hospitalized again.
> >> On Saturday, February 15, 2003, at 09:26 PM, AprilDe402@aol.com wrote:
> >>> Hi Judy,
> >>> So good to hear from you. I had a bout with clostridium difficule
> >>> after my
> >>> hysterectomy in 1999, It took me quite some time to gain my
> >>> strength back, it went further with bleeding ulcers and
> >>> hemmorhagic gastristis. It was thought to be caused by antibiotics,
> >>> but we had also been out of the country (St. Lucia)
> >>> so they thought it was also possible to have gotten from bad water
> >>> or food.. I
> >>> lost 30 lbs...........it was bad.
> >>> Sorry I didn't mean to get off into all that.
> >>> So I must ask, did you end up back in the hospital or were they just
> >>> able to treat you? Did you stay in Seliganstadt?
> >>> I've continued to have upper ab problems.......still good relief in
> >>> the pelvis.........
> >>> and bowel movements are no longer agonizing events............I'm
> >>> know my upper pain is not associated with adhesions.........I'm on a
> >>> antispasm that is helping a little.
> >>> Your friend was asking about you and here I gave her a report, of
> >>> course without knowing of your problems.....sorry........she was
> >>> pretty worried about ya.
> >>> I say (ditto) to everything you had to say about germany, the docs,
> >>> the whole
> >>> deal.
> >>> It is a little earlier for me to know exactly where I am, but I'm
> >>> encouraged.
> >>> I emailed Ann, and we agreed that we could use one of those
> >>> pastried about now.
> >>> Keep us posted,
> >>> Your friend,
> >>> April