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Is this similar to MRSA?
Posted by Worried
Last Reply March 21, 2005 at 17:15
Started September 24, 2004 at 15:28
I'm currently recovering from what has been described to me as an 'infection'by doctors, but the more I read about hospital infections and MRSA I am beginning to realise that I don't fully understand what is happening to me, so could really use some help in trying to come to terms with what has happened.

I had spinal surgery/ fusion in Nov 1996 when I was 19years old to correct curvature of the spine. The surgery went well, and as far as I can remember, I had no complications etc at the time. Everything was fine until Jan 2003, when I started to experience an increase in back pain and felt sore all of the time. For months I went to my GP trying out different painkillers, until I asked to be referred back to the hospital that did the spinal surgery all those years ago. I had an appointment Nov 03, and after describing my pain etc, they booked me in for emergencey surgery in Dec because they thought I may have an infection. They took out the metal work left in from the first... read more

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