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Jul 19, 2012 · Sternal infection from open heart sugery in Heart & Blood Health

Hello Gina:

Thank you for your words and thoughts. Having come very close to losing my life this has indeed had a profound effect on my day to day actually moment to moment living. I do not know how much time I have, but then, none of us do, so each day is a gift each moment a blessing.

God bless,
Steven

May 28, 2012 · A week ago I got bit on the thigh by some kind in Just Want to Talk

A week ago I got bit on the thigh by some kind of bug and now it has swelled up and turn red. It’s very sore and at night I’ve been running a low grade fever. And true to form this came to a peak on Friday evening so I have to wait till Tuesday to get into the doc for a look at it ;o(

I looked up bug bites on the internet and this doesn’t look like any of them.

May 17, 2012 · Hi I personally have not had to experience anything that you have in Just Want to Talk

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts Piglit. I know it will take lots of time to adjust and find what my new “normal” is. Each day I try to deal constructively with frustrations and mild depression. This too I know I’ll adjust to.

Again, thank you for your support.

All the best,
spcarlson

Mar 19, 2012 · Thank you for your kind wishes Steve in Just Want to Talk

Thank you for your kind wishes

Steve @piglit

Mar 18, 2012 · Sternal infection from open heart sugery in Heart & Blood Health

I recently had quintuple coronary bypass surgery (not at Mayo). Two days after I developed a severe methicillin staph aureus infection in my sternum, this is a staph infection which does not respond to many antibiotics. The chest cleaning process went on for ten days (37 days total in the hospital) When they finally closed me up they had to leave my sternum open and do a bilateral pectoralis advancement flaps surgery. This has left me quite affected in basic day to day tasks not to mention my career. If there is anyone else out there who has undergone this type of procedure I would like to communicate with you.

Most sincerely,
Steve