this past year during a pregnancy in which I had extreme hypernemisis and was getting iv fluids every 24 hours my veins collapsed and I needed a picc line. The line got infected after 4 weeks and I went septic. After 3 weeks in the hospital I went on to complet my pregnancy and delivered via emergency c section at 28 weeks due to poor kidney function. I am now 9 months post partom and had not stoped bleeding since the baby was born. I had a planed hysterectomy planed but my appendix burst before my surgery and it turned into an appendectomy instead. After 6 weeks recovery from that I went in for my hysterectomy and it went smoothly. 3 days in the hospital and I was home recovering. Two weeks later I started to spike fevers of 101.5 and just was feeling weak and shaky and was still passing blood and infection looking discharg vaganaly. My husband took me to the hospital and they drew blood and sent me home. They called the next day and said I had a serious sepsis infection and to get into the hospital as soon as possible. When I got in they hooked me up to IV anabiotic's and they noticed the discharge was also coming out of my incisions. They tested it and it came back positive for MRSA. After a week they sent me home on oral anabiotic's for the Mrsa and sepsis. I am still vaginally passing infection and having fevers. I have gone back into the hospital and they sent me home saying there is no explanation for my fevers. I feel overwhelmed and like there is something wrong that I am missing. I have multiple kidney stones but they are not causing me Hydro so they do not believe that is the problem. After recovering from a hysterectomy and appendectomy and sepsis and Mrsa in less than three months maybe it is normal for me to feel so sick still… I am just worried about missing something. My mind feels fuzzy and my husband says I can't carry normal conversations. My anxiety and depression is through the roof . I need help
Well, you have an awful lot going on at one time. It makes sense that you are having difficulty.
It usually takes me a several months to bounce back after a simple surgery. Even longer to bounce back after sespsis. But, you've had two surgeries, MRSA and sepsis! And, this on top of giving birth. So, no, I don't have a hard time believing you are still exhausted at the three month point.
I would think your physician would have referred you for various services. Perhaps the place to start is with a neuropsychologist for the brain fog and concentration issues. Regular therapy for the depression would help, too; you've been through a lot.
I’m not saying that there isn’t anything more wrong - I’m not discounting your fear. But you have had a lot happen, and coping with that is awfully hard. Therapy could help you learn to live with your fear and lift some of your depression. Not to mention that you’ve probably been taking varying amounts of opioids during this long journey which would certainly mess with my mood.
Girl, you are one tough cookie. I admire you for pushing through all this but you can only "white knuckle" this so long.
Seek help by letting your doctor know your situation. Remind him/her you have given birth recently because sometimes doctors don't remember every detail about each patient. Send an email instead of a message through the front desk so your doctor can have it in hand to read and not have information second hand from someone.
You need to be healthy for that baby. Just caring for a new baby alone will sap your energy, so don't wait to get help. Give yourself some time to sleep/rest by having a friend or family member take a few hours to watch your little one.
I went to a neurologist because of the foggy mind and after some MRI's, found I had had a few strokes with my sepsis. I'm not happy about that but, hey. I'm alive.
Take care. I will look forward to seeing how you do through this site.
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