After reading all your progress and research, I feel the same way. I am never going to get rid of the “bug” so the less surgery the better. My decision has to be made tomorrow morning even though I am still going to be tested for metals in the future. I have decided to tell the Doctor I will go on long term antibiotics. I don’t know the cost but that will have to factor into our budget. I have really tried to stay positive throughout all this as I know there are people in the world a lot less fortunate than myself.
My wound stopped leaking on Saturday but I am watching closely for another hematoma.
Thank you for being so honest and open telling me your situation, you helping me making my decision. I will let you know what happens in my future.