I contracted Osteomyelitis (Infection of the bone) near the beginning of April 2012 during surgery to remove Titanium plates from my leg which were their to support my shattered Tibia following a motorcycle accident 30 months previously. A fortnight of hospital, three further operations and a great deal of pain and discomfort followed.
My recovery is going reasonably well at the moment, but the experience was not pleasant. I am still taking four lots of heavy duty antibiotics daily as well as injecting myself in the stomach with an 'anti blood clot' solution and visiting the doctors to have the wound checked and repacked every day.
I currently have a 40mm x 20mm x 20mm cavity in my leg that will hopefully get smaller daily as it heals. I'm not going to do much jogging for a while but tablet effects permitting I'm able to get on with my life and work to a large extent.
Thanks are due to my wife, for everything, my family and friends for visiting and support and the doctors and nurses atDerby Royal Hospital who despite having to work with some of the most archaic procedures, rules and regulations, did a great job overall. The food was also surprisingly good, I recommend the Macaroni Cheese, and the quantities adequate (cheers Matt !). Special shout out to the lovely nurses on Ward 204.
If squeamish - do not look at the pictures !