2002 my wonderful hubby and I took the flu after 9 years without one, or a cold; up till then we put cream on my foot nightly.
was all it took for my heal to crack open. I went to Dr’s to help heal
but with no luck. One Dr. Thought an air cast would help heal but not for me in 2 week I got gangrene.
July I was put into hospital and they debrided my heal down to the bone. Four
Dr.’s wanted to amputate but I said NO. I spent 16 days in hospital this time.
Sent home to home care nursing. They tried very hard to heal me but due
to Staph M infections it was a very slow process.
December my home care nurse Janet asked if I had heard of the Wound Vac. I said
got in touch with KCI and a RN rep. Colette. I was assessed and said I was a
candidate. Dr. B came on board and tried to find a bed for me in hospital so
we could start this process. While waiting my infection went into the bone, a
terribly painful experience. A bed was found of sorts, in a closet over night. A different one was eventually found and started on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks.
2005 still fighting to save my leg new thing called Promagran and Allyven used weekly by nurses at my home and at Dr.
office. Never give up.
October 2005 using an expensive salve called
Regranex made from stem cells and in one month the ulcer is closing up. Had my brace adjusted today so hoping it is
finally over and I can begin to walk again after 3 1/2 years?
October 2005 finally bought Regranex so expensive
but in 1 month it was healed. Hurrah!!! If the government had done these 4 years ago we would have saved over
$20,000.00 or maybe more.
November 2005 started walking again.
I am still healing and am walking more and
more will not be called healed till 2 years have gone by. Let's see that would be November 2007. Pray for me and
all who have this problem. I really believe in the power of prayers.
April 2006 my foot ulcer broke open again
a blood blister came where the calcium build up had to be derided it was monthly till now.
I had to stop walking again.
April 15 to June 20 I had to go weekly again
so it is start over to be healed if it is straight ahead we are looking at June 2008. I have to have WH sandpaper the
sore daily and put a dressing on. Please you Diabetics make sure you keep your feet looked after daily.
2007 March closed over it is NOT healed till closed
2 years. Do you think that will happen?
May saw Vascular surgeon said I should have been
there 5 years ago. He ordered an ultra sound & MRI on my body wanted to see it all I did that June 13th had the
results the same day.
My next step is to see a bone surgeon & anistesiologist
to see if I can be operated on.