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Sarah C.

Survivor

I don’t get sick often. I never have. But when I do its usually something serious!! One day I wasn’t feeling well and I had a fever with no cough or sore throat and I didn’t understand what was wrong. But never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that what would happen next would ever happen to me.

3 days later I wake up and my hip was hurting a little and I was limping. And by the end of the day I couldn’t even wipe my own butt. I couldn’t walk, I could hardly move. All I could do was lay on my right side with a pillow between my legs.I was in the worst pain of my life. I laid in bed for 3 days just assuming I had a pinched nerve in my back, boy was I in for the shock of my life!

Finally I can’t take it anymore the pain is spreading down my left leg. I even feel something different in my groin area and my left leg is starting to draw up. I go to the hospital and they do tests. It’s staph which got into my blood stream from a cut on my arm which wasn’t even infected they say. And it’s in my hip joint. And it’s turned into MRSA. (Sepsis and MRSA) Now I’m septic.

They said somehow it got into my blood stream and settled in my pelvic area because there’s not a lot of blood flow there. Now they have to go in and scrape all the infected bone, muscle, and tissue out. I’m shocked at this point. And why me? I’m only 31 years old😥

They told me I’d be in pain for the remainder of my life and I would need assistance to walk because I no longer had that natural lubrication in my hip joint where the MRSA settled and started growing cysts in my left hip joint. I wake up from surgery screaming. Worst healing process ever. But the pain was different it was a healing pain. I was able stand the day I had surgery and use a walker. I couldn’t do that before. At all. It was a slow process I started out with a walker then a cane and now I’m happy and truly blessed to say I walk with no assistance today and I’m pain free. I don’t know why, I don’t know how. I don’t really question it. I just thank god. I can run and jump and do everything I did before. God is good.

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