MRSA yes, but a more virulent strain

This morning, I received a telephone call from one of the doctors at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital where I received the treatment for living with HIV. After getting the abscesses removed, a sample had been sent off for further testing. Apparently one of the reasons that I have had these attacks more often than most is that the particular strain of MRSA that I have is more virulent than usual. Further update tomorrow after my the appointment that was made today. Continue reading MRSA yes, but a more virulent strain

another HIV scam

The HIV Support Centre‘s news page has the following story, thought others might want to hear about what scams are out there for people living with HIV. The Food Standards Agency warned against ‘Miracle Mineral Solution‘ claims that it cures cancer and HIV. On the Mirror‘s website Andrew Penman writes: The Miracle Mineral Solution cure that could make you very sick Meet Jim Humble, a “bishop” who reckons that he can cure the sick – by getting them to drink bleach. For around £10 you can buy a bottle of Miracle Mineral Solution online. According to Humble’s website, it has … Continue reading another HIV scam

2½ hrs out of work for medical reasons – I think not!

This afternoon whilst attending the treatment room once again – well it is still daily – one of the nurses asked me if I was working… Funnily enough, I said , No, the doctor gave me a ‘line’ for 4 weeks – and it would be odd to return to work without her agreement The nurse then asked how often do you come here? Couldn’t you work and come here? I then explained, nearly in words of one syllable, that I was attending (see not quite one syllable…) for the dressing to be changed daily during Monday to Friday. And … Continue reading 2½ hrs out of work for medical reasons – I think not!

abscess nearly healed

It is nearly a month since I was in hospital for surgery to remove an abscess caused by MRSA. I am glad to report that according to the nurse at my local health centre the wound has very nearly healed over. I have been advised to use Tea Tree oil shampoo/shower gel. Whilst it doesn’t smell altogether lovely, it is at least better than having to have salt baths every day. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital who made my short stay so pleasant, and to all at … Continue reading abscess nearly healed