I had spinal decompression, laminectomy and 3 level lumbar fusion, performed by 2 neurosurgeons at the largest hospital in my state. Four days after discharge to my home 75 miles away, I started to have a fever and pus discharge from main incision. I was admitted to local hospital which did appropriate cultures, finding that I had M.R.S.A, a potentially deadly infection.
Have you or a loved one contracted a health care infection when you went in for surgery or other illness? We’d like to hear your story, or any other comment you may have about your hospital experience.