I use an AQUILA alternating air pressure cushion and it is really good. However I still got my original sore back again...it seems to be triggered by new chairs!??? I think I might have gotten this baby back in 1992!
I had surgery for bladder cancer then. Anyway, it erupted in 2000, w/me getting really sick w/Osteomylitis, 3 visits to ER, a nurse vitising me 2x a day at home then finally 5 wks at Kaiser. It took them a week to diagnose Osteo + MRSA! Then I spent some weeks im isolation then more on a wound vac.Then 2.5 mo at a convalescent hospital. then several months just recuperating. It is a good idea to try to keep up strengthening exercises with therabands and maybe Zumba if you can catch it on cable or dish network. it is pretty catchy and you can do it in a reclining position! . Just move to the music, it really makes you want to move.
then it came back in Fall of 2004 and erupted in 2005 with home self injected IVs for 6 weeks! They delivered frozen syringes once a week and hubby would put 3 in the fridge for the next day. Bad bowels and made my teeth really yellow. I had to get up 2x a day for bowel care, early am late pm. Ugh. took about 6 months to finish it off. THen got a new chair and the Aquila cushion. Come to find out in 2009 when got measued for anew chair that the idiots who fixed up the 2005 chair dropped the rigid seat pan into the frame of the chair giving me a 14.5" seat pan! Tells you how good the Aquila is. only after I changed into the 18" chair I had with a SLING seat--bad move== did the sore erupt once again!
I laid in bed last year tryng to heal it again...but a stupid nurse wouldn't culture the wound, she just kept saying it sure smells bad---8 fu....king weeks wih no healing, so I told them to get lost. Finaly got to see a surgeon, he MRI'd it and said there was some fuzzy stuff and I said it might be infected,,,maybe you should culture it He did I got the antibiotics. But no new MRI so no one could see what was inside and the other surgeon said it looked like it was healing "OK" so I got it to heal over. then wihen I got the new chair, as usual, it takes many tries to get it right and it was too high off the ground; then the front wheels got smaller but they forget to check the angle of my knees and I was slanted downward and the fOR SOME STUPID REASON I STAYED UP DOING TAXES TIL 2 AM!!! dumb and then it broke thru again.
BE SURE AND GE 100 GM OR MORE OF PROTEIN DEPENDING UPON YOUR WEIGHT.
I now have a tempurpedic mattress with positioning and vibrating massinging, very good. hard to move on but I use a push up handle to help me move from the edge.
I looked for Microcyn and found the co in Petaluma that sells it for $20 a bottle. www.puracyn.com 1 866-3183116. It is now called Puracyn Wound and Skin Care germ killing solution with stabilizing Preservatives. I took an old IV sringe and filled it and injected it into the hole in my butt and it seems to have helped with the smell and fevers. Who knows, I will see a surgeon on Tuesady.