They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Some Results

Still working on all the crosstalk between three different doctors -- Foot surgeon, Wound Clinic and Infectious Diseases -- but have heard about Saturday's MRI.

The area of bone infection has not increased. This is very good.

The area of bone infection has not decreased. This is ambiguous, but apparently not unexpected.

Radiology says that it takes 6-12 months after IV antibiotics to know whether the bone is healing. Makes sense. The area affected right now looks the same whether static, reduced or cleaned out.

I suppose it would have been nice to know that beforehand. But I did know I'd be doing oral antibiotics for 6-12 months after the 6 weeks of IVs, so it's consistent.

So, worthless? Hell no. We know that it's not expanding. And it's not broken or crumbled. At worst it's held in check. The good news, I get to keep my foot for a while. I imagine we'll do a repeat MRI in six months and see where we stand. So to speak.

Damn slow motion infections... (grin)

Anyway, I imagine I'm good to go for Fall Semester.

Dr. Phil
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