Osteomyelitis: Infectious Disease Doctor Up-Date

After my initial visit and being diagnosed with Osteomyelitis the end of March. Treatment by IV Therapy via PICC Line was started immediately and  by March 2nd I was sent off and ready to go on my own with the assistance of my local Health Care Unit near my house.

As my leg is in bad shape for standing for long periods of time, waiting of the bus if out of the question, so my lovely father has been driving me back and forth from the Health Unit to home. I also already knew the nurse at South Unit as they have been trying to teal up my wound for the last four years with no luck, now we know the bone infection was a factor.

So after my quick daily visit to change the bag of antibiotics and wound dressing, off to VGH to the Gordon and Leslie Care Center we went. I arrived a half hour early for my appointment, but I always have my cellphone to keep me busy, but by time I know it, Dr. Richard Lester called me in. Now Dr. Lester was not the doctor I saw who diagnosed me with OM (OM: Short for Osteomyelitis). The doctor that diagnosed me was Dr. Jan Hajek. Both equally nice, but Dr. Lester was concerned about my lack of doctor visits concerning with just how bad my infection is. He still thinks I will need two more courses of this antibiotics via PICC Line as it is the most effective.

As I am a member of a couple of different OM groups on Facebook, sadly when I went to read the comments to my question, I came across a post of a middle aged woman who had lost her fight to Osteomyelitis. Imagine something as simple as a fall down a flight down a stairs resulting in OM, leading to your death.

I am at least on the mends. As Dr. Hajek does not return for some time, Dr. Lester wants to see me every two weeks, I feel much better about doing that,



Author: Katiejane

I am 28 years old, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I was adopted at the age of two due to being born premature with a brain condition unknown as Hydrocephalus. Today, I continue to battle both physical and mental health issues, but in my spare time I blog about my journey in life for others to read. All you can do is take life one day at a time. Nothing more, nothing less.

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