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in vagina help me please
Posted by whattodo
Last Reply September 13, 2006 at 14:17
Started September 7, 2006 at 20:09
i've just been diagnosed with this and it sounds horrific. how do I tell my partner and what does he have to do? or could it have come from him?

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Deppressed
Posted by Fay
Last Reply September 13, 2006 at 14:14
Started August 30, 2006 at 21:38
Hi every one, I am really at my wits end unlike some of you I have only had MRSA for 8 months but i am feeling so very low now.
Any advice
Fay

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I was in a Lincolnshire hospital in 2001
Posted by Geraldine
Last Reply September 10, 2006 at 23:21
Started September 4, 2006 at 20:42
I had major bowel surgery in July 2001 & during my stay in hospital the nurses use to go from one patient to another using their same scissors cutting stitches? I am now wondering if that is how I contracted MRSA? I also had a catheter in my bladder & it use to be left laying on the ground ( that is where I found if when I woke from surgery & it remained there during my 13 days in hospital).

I had an abdominal surgery which did not heal for five months and I was on antibiotics on and off for the five months, although they told me that my thyroid was low and that is the reason why my wound had not healed quickly. Foolish for me as I accepted as what I was told.

I kept having bladder infections on and off for the past four years and recently on many antibiotics . I was told last week that I am a carrier to the MRSA Super Bug & that it is in my bladder! I am fuming mad as someone should have tested me a long time ago and stop pumping antibiotics into my body making the MRSA ... read more

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It's back !!!!
Posted by Scott
Last Reply September 7, 2006 at 12:32
Started September 7, 2006 at 09:04
Just an update guys, the MRSA is back. GP done a second set of swabs just too be on the safe side and MRSA is back, so the Vancomycin did not fully work after all.

Bummer.


Scott.

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baby 6 days old
Posted by sarah
Last Reply September 3, 2006 at 18:39
Started September 3, 2006 at 18:39
my daughter was born with webbed feet on both and wythenshawe hospital didnt notice it they bathed her three times in special care they noticed when she was 6 days old.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Now 'Epidemic'
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply September 3, 2006 at 08:29
Started September 3, 2006 at 08:29
http://www.hon.ch/News/HSN/534715.html

From this week's edition of The Lancet.

The prevalence of an infectious antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has now reached the level of a global pandemic, experts warn.

Hand hygiene is also extremely important, for health care workers and for "regular" individuals. "If we could, all of us, to do better at hand hygiene, I think that's far and away the biggest bang for the buck," Chapnick said.

IS THIS TOO HARD TO UNDERSTAND? WASH YOUR HANDS AND CONSIDERABLY REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF HAIS. THIS APPLIES PRINCIPALLY TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS CARING FOR VULNERABLE PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL. THEIR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

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husband has mrsa
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 31, 2006 at 17:17
Started August 22, 2006 at 12:31
Dear all my husband has just phoned me from hospital, to tell me he has MRSA, infection control came round today and told him it has tested positive in his spit, infection control have told him he never caught it in the hospital"THE SAME BLOODY WELL RUBBISH THEY TELL EVERYBODY" i am so so angry i am going to go to town with questions this time, because i know what to ask now. i am not going to be that stupid gullible person this time, i am going to be direct, and this time i want my questions answered. my husband is in a main ward has not been isolated ,i am going for the jugular today, ruth comes to mind with her cruella ,i am not getting bloody well fobbed off today.

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Treatment
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply August 31, 2006 at 12:32
Started August 31, 2006 at 11:38
I am hoping to get some advice for a good friend of mine who has MRSA. He is a paraplegic and has been bed ridden for a considerable time. He has a large deep open wound on his bottom, which is the size of a fist. He has received no anti biotics for the MRSA which he has had for approximately 12 months. The health authority now wish to take him in an ambulance every two days for treatment in his local clinic, this is because of an ongoing dispute with one nurse who made a complaint against him whilst on a visit to dress his wound. He gets on very well with all the other nurses and the care ladies who come in twice daily. Being moved in and out of the bed is a big ordeal for my friend who is becoming very stressed at the idea of regular journies to the clinic, he is also concerned about the possibilty of passing on the MRSA as this is a local community clinic and is usually very busy. He would prefer treatment in his home and can anyone suggest how this could best be achieved and doe... read more

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Surport group
Posted by Fay
Last Reply August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Started August 30, 2006 at 21:41
Hi there I have just had a throught may be there are some other people in my area with mrsa. and would like to get together may be start a surport group. I am in Somerset.
Fay

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another call to HONOUR the HIDDEN victims of
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 28, 2006 at 12:00
Started May 26, 2005 at 15:04
sorry folks its me again, but i felt the previous lists were getting a little too long and may be off putting to some

i wish to give a really big heartfelt thank you to all who kindly added their details

the list was handed to Tony Blair on 21st April and has since DOUBLED, adding more weight to the argument of HIDDEN victims and COVER-UPS

so far TB (quite apt) has not had the common decency to comment BUT the more NAMES the more DETAILS they will no longer be able to hide the VICTIMS behind the tailored published figures and the MORE names and details gives us the ammunition to back our views

so please give your LOVED one a NAME not a hidden number - lets show them we are no longer prepared to be kept in the dark

for all those wishing to give details but feel they cannot post on the forum please email me on swampduck24@hotmail.co.uk in confidence

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Ya beauty no MRSA.
Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 26, 2006 at 21:08
Started August 22, 2006 at 17:08
Just to let you know folks, the Vancomycin worked.. all infection and colonisation has gone from wounds and skin.


Phew....b back later got to go and tell the mrs.


:-)


Scott

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Pennine liars
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 21:49
Started August 25, 2006 at 16:01
i have received yet another letter from Pennine and in this one they quote me what is written on my Mums DC they cannot even lift the correct wording from their own medical notes they have now written that COPD was on as cause of death. This is completely NOT what is written on as cause of Death. They also quote dates which are completely wrong how then is anyone to believe a word they say when they cannot even get simple facts like dates and wordings they have actually written right ! and they also deny saying things when i have got a complete digital recording of a meeting 5th June.

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Nurse risks spreading MRSA
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply August 25, 2006 at 14:04
Started August 25, 2006 at 14:04

by Mark Coleman Slough Reporter
A NURSE who put her patient at risk of the deadly superbug MRSA has been banned from tending to wounds while she completes a course in infection control.
Saddy Brewer, dragged a single swab across a pensioner's four leg ulcers knowing that one was infected by the highly contagious disease.
The 58-year-old nurse then failed to create a sterile area when changing his dressings, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard on Tuesday.
Brewer was working on ward 15 of the Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, when the incidents happened between August and October 2003.
She was found guilty of two charges of professional misconduct by the NMC at her hearing in central London on Tuesday.
But the committee decided to give the nurse until April next year to improve and will review her progress in six months.
chris Alder, for the NMC, told the panel Brewer should have cleansed each wound separately and should have worked from a completely sterile tray.
He ... read more

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MRSA POSITIVE
Posted by YVONNE
Last Reply August 24, 2006 at 18:47
Started August 24, 2006 at 18:47
IF ANYONE HAS CONTRACTED MRSA IN THE PAISLEY ROYAL ALEXANDER HOSPITAL OR THE PAISLEY MATERNITY I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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Abandon hope of redress
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply August 22, 2006 at 12:50
Started August 22, 2006 at 12:50
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=401657&in_page_id=1774

The NHS scandal that cost a young boy's life

"Three members of hospital staff were arrested over the incident and a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, but in July 2002 detectives said the boy's death was not the result of a criminal act. Instead they blamed sloppy working practises by NHS staff."

Can anyone explain how the death of a child with a cut finger, caused by sloppy working practises by the staff, is not criminal? Those who implement and tolerate sloppy working practises should be held to account. We have to examine why sloppy work practise abounds - government targets to reach, maybe?



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contracting MRSAin ICU
Posted by Saeed
Last Reply August 21, 2006 at 14:56
Started July 29, 2005
Hello, just been told my dad has MRSA,hw was admitted into hospital,suffering from a stroke and also renal failure he is 86. We were told at first he also had a chest infection,they put him on a ventilator with a tube in the throat.he has now been in hospital for over three weeks,and only now have doctors said he has mrsa and isolated him in th ICU.REALLY GETTING WORRIED .Any information would be appreciated

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patient found to be riddled mrsa
Posted by A. Mall
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 18:21
Started August 20, 2006 at 13:02
After meeting a couple at an outdoor market in Bathgate west lothian i got talking to them about mrsa,turns out the ladies father was riddled with mrsa,i forgot to ask her name,this was a man in hospital who was an amputee,she told me his room was filthy and she had to clean the room herself,[have we heard this before Bev]he was sent to another hospital in a taxi on his own,no nurses or doctors went with him [how sad]in his condition,sadly the man died about 9 weeks ago i believe it was a hospital in Edinburgh,the lady in question will be on the forum tonight she is going to sue the said hospital for negligence and quite rightly to,so if anyone can assist she'd be very greatful,i could not believe a hospital would transfer such an ill man to another hospital without a nurse being sent with him.they did not put mrsa on his death cert.now theres a surprise,but they did tell his daughter he was mrsa possitive all over his body.

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My daughter and I still have the rash.
Posted by Jan
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 18:18
Started April 28, 2006 at 17:34
Thanks Ann for your response. It means a lot to me.

We're still fighting the rash...we're all on Bactrim, which doesn't seem to be doing anything for us. We're doing the baths, the ointiment in the nose, and washing everything daily.

From what I've been reading, this could be CA-MRSA. Sounds like what a lot of kids in Texas had.

They haven't done any cultures, because there isn't any drainage. Just a lot of itchy red spots! We've seen an ID doctor, and we're going to see a Dermatologist on Monday.

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hubby's surgery
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 20, 2006 at 17:42
Started August 16, 2006
Dear all, hubby was admitted today, goes through surgery tomorrow, everybody keep their fingers crossed that everything goes ok ........i really need a break from all the doom and gloom.


i mean hubby goes through surgery this morning just realised the time...........(another sleepless night i think )

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Bev
Posted by Scott
Last Reply August 19, 2006 at 10:01
Started August 19, 2006 at 09:59
Moderators, sorry for not a proper post.

Bev...you have mail in your inbox.

Thanks,


Scott.

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