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I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection! I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

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Unread 03-24-2003, 12:02 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

Well I didn't post that the doctor had left a message on Friday and it was urgent something about amy blood tests. when I got my the message it was too late I had missed him by 5 minutes. So I had to sit an stew all weekend and worry. He called first thing this morning. I have a bacterial infection that they can't get at with anitbiotics. Hence thats why I am so worn down. I have been on so many antibiotics since the surgery that my body is resisting. So they have to keep an eye on me and let my body fight it off. This happened to me about 7 years ago and I went threw about 6 months of hell. I caught everything under the sun. Looks like I am in for a rough ride for the spring and possible summer. Thanks to my GERD I spent Sat night on the sofa I couldn't lie flat everytime I did I would puke. still not eating or drinking right. I have to try and get that in control. Geeze just as I figure the IBS out I am leftto figure something else out.

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Unread 03-24-2003, 12:25 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

Hi Denise

OK, you have yet another challenge. Hmmm. I'm sorry to hear that. Although spring and summer isn't such a bad time to loll around . . .

I was wondering if you have tried seeing a naturopath or an acupuncturist. When I was really sick and not making progress I did both and had some success with some things. Building up your immune system is right up their alley! Might be worth a try. You could check with your to see if there is any reason not to do this. And try to find a good referral rather than just picking a name out of the phone book. Your doctor might even have a recommendation. (Fat chance, you say? Well, you never know.)

Now you know you really need to act like a !!

Unread 03-24-2003, 01:02 PM

's for you. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this. Try to keep good nutricious foods going in to keep your immune system high and maybe that will also help with the GERD. I wish I could offer some real help but all I can really offer is . Joselle had some great suggestions.

I hope things look up for you soon. I have been having problems with laying flat as well, although I don't toss my cookies, I feel like my throat is going to burst! Weird huh? I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you get over this quickly.

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Unread 03-24-2003, 01:33 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!


I am sooo sorry you are going through all this BIG s!

It sounds like you aren't able to eat very well. Like Joselle, I am wondering if there any type of specialist he could send you to, to help with the GERDs/nutrition/immune system?
Have you discussed how bad the GERDs is with that DR and whether it could be adversely affecting this infection or not??

I'm concerned about you sister and getting what your body needs to heal. How long are they going to do the wait and see thing? I understand bacterial issues are tricky things? Have you considered a second opinion?

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Unread 03-24-2003, 02:42 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

Hey Denise....

I am wondering if you have an infectious disease specialist locally that you could see about the infection? I live in a fairly small town (60,000) and we have one. If you don't have one locally, perhaps the drive would be worth it.

"Alternatively", perhaps Joselle is onto something with the acupuncturist idea.

Hang in there. Hope you start to feel better soon and that you get a quicker resolution than you are currently expecting!!

Unread 03-24-2003, 04:41 PM

I'm so sorry about your infections and bladder troubles. I know how awful it can be. I agree with Joselle about some alternative remedies or a second doctor's opinion. I've always explored both conventional and alternative medicine. One thing that has helped me, since I have such bad reactions to most antibiotics, is a supplement called olive leaf extract, which is available in health food stores and now even at Wal-mart. It fights infections and builds the immune system, and also helps the digestive system. There is good info on the web about olive leaf extract if you do a search. Most people have little or no adverse reactions, at least for me I've always been helped with it if I've been sick. In fact, the doctor had me taking Levaquin after I got my catheter out to prevent a UTI, and it made me so sick I had to stop taking it, so I'm taking olive leaf now and no infections even after 23 days with a foley after bladder sling surgery. Vitamin C is also good to help fight infections, and acidophilus supplements or some good yogurt if you like it. I sure hope you can get some relief and find the healing you deserve.
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Unread 03-24-2003, 06:35 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

I'm sorry you have yet another battle to fight. But I know that you can win! Joselle makes an excellent suggestion about seeing another type of doctor. I see an Osteopathic doctor and she's helped me in alot of areas where the usual docs have been clueless. It may be worth a try anyways, I certainly haven't ever regretted my decision to see the Osteo doc. The doctor that made the referral to me told me that Western medicine has failed me and it was time to look outside the box
Unread 03-24-2003, 06:54 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

((((Denise))))) I'm so sorry you have yet another battle to fight

I agree with Joselle that seeing another type of doctor might be the answer for you. I know some people in my area who have been finding great relief thanks to a chiropractor/naturopath. From what I'm told (been trying to work up the nerves to try this ) he combines a mixture of approaches to treat the whole body. Works wonders.

I also think that Michelle's sugestion regarding the Infectuous Disease Specialist is a great one. You might be surprised at what's available in your area.

Wishing you the best of luck, ((((Denise))))) and sending tons of healing s your way.
Unread 03-25-2003, 06:33 PM
It never ends

Well it was back to the Doc today and I am building another damm blockage in my bowel. I passed a blood clot in bowel while at the doctors off then more blood tonight at home. He has given me some pain meds that they would use for arthris patients its coated so it won't hurt my tummy. I told him I have resigned my self to the fact that I will have to live in pain for the coming months and he said no way not if could help it I have enough on my plate. Also he needs me to try and start eating and being in pain is not going to help. This is also cauing stress which dosn't help the bowel. I have been instructed to take the liquid senakot once a week and twice if need be. I am not to let this blockage build. Good news is I got a promotion first day back at work. I am on ease back before you jump. Boss won't let me do anything strenous. I am now a supervisor. I walked in said I look like poop and I feel like poop and will for months. I am in alot of pain and I have to deal with it. She said ok. then I got the promotion. Granted I didn't say Poop I said the sh*t word. Totally exhausted after working half a day. Heres to hoping I sleep tonight.

Unread 03-25-2003, 10:12 PM
I have an untreatable Bacterial Infection!

In my thoughts and ers for this infection to correct itself quickly!!

Congratulations!! on the promotion, it's those little silver linings in the clouds that continue to help us move on

BIG s,

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