June 16, 2015 New Storm Brewing

Osteomyelitis (sometimes abbreviated to OM, and derived from Greek words osteon, meaning bone, myelo- meaning marrow, and -itis meaning inflammation) is infection and inflammation of the bone or bone marrow.[1] It can be usefully subclassified on the basis of the causative organism (pyogenic bacteria or mycobacteria) and the route, duration and anatomic location of the infection.

Once again I have acquired an infection in my lower extremities, right foot second toe.

Last year, I had a toe amputation in March. Everything was went fine with re-cooperation.

In February 2015, a occurrence, with my left foot baby toe. Oral antibiotics stopped the infection, or so we thought.  MRI with contrast reviled Cellulitis and fluid.

The end of May, my right foot second toe became victim. Emergency MD visit started the oral antibiotics, returning in 7 days . Referral to an Orthopedic surgeon foot specialist, moved me up a notch to Cellutitis – rule out Osteomylititis.  MRI of Right foot and back to Internal Medicine MD for referral to Infectious Disease MD for IV infusions.

June 16th was my first visit to the Infectious Disease MD.  Confirmed that the Osteomylititis is back.  730.07 Acute Osteomylititis as the blood work stated.

I have a PICC insertion scheduled on Monday 6/22/2015 (A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line) is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time) .

Infusions start  on Tuesday 6/23/2015.

Will keep you updated through this blog.

I have a great medical team and you will meet them through this journey.

There is just one life for each of us: our own.



About janehillenbrand

Jane Hillenbrand in 2018 is writing daily about feelings and memories of past twenty years with late husband, lover, companion and mentor George Lee Hall. Dealing mentally and emotionally with his death and moving on with a new life in 2018. Jane is a graduate of SUNY at Morrisville and SUNY at Onondaga Hill campus in Nursing and Computer Technology; retired from Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York where she worked in Surgery for 20 plus years and SUNY @ Upstate Medical School where she was supervisor Nurse for Department of Ophthalmology. As a traveling nurse she worked in Illinois and Nevada in various medical centers and clinics. An avid travel of the USA in a motor home and Corvette, her and her late husband traveled the Southwest, Midwest and where ever the 'mother road 'Route 66' would take them. 2018 is lifestyle change. she is back to traveling solo, reflecting back on times shared with her late husband. Come ride along, it will be interesting. Seasoned senior with a story to tell about Acute Osteomylitis and treatment . (2015 blog)
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2 Responses to June 16, 2015 New Storm Brewing

  1. Pingback: June 16, 2015 New Storm Brewing | Jane's Journey

  2. Mike Flaherty says:

    Jane: You have advocated for and fought hard for your patients for near 50 years. You never settled for second best and I know you well enough to say you never will. I’m sure you will fight your own health issues with the same vigor that you have fought for others. Sounds like you have an outstanding health team and together you will overcome this little temporary setback and move on forward with the best of results. If there is ever anything I can do just let me know, I can be there for you in the morning! Been there, done that!

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