in a word -- the hospital. New Hanover Regional Medical Center [NHRMC].
21 March: to the ER for the cellulitis in my left leg, but was not admitted.
25 March -> 2 April: Cellulitis. Irregular ventricular heart rhythm noted. 8 days.
14 May -> 30 May: Admitted with a heart rate of 171 bpm and had to be shocked [cardiac conversion]. Then had pacemaker/defibrillator implanted in my left chest wall. 16 days.
3 June -> 20 June: Severe infection in left leg with sepsis - staph. Admitted to CCU. Became delirious for several days. First PICC line had to be pulled due to blood stream infection. IV antibiotics given via second PICC line for 14 days. 17 days.
Total NHRMC days so far this year = 41 days.
20 June -> present: Silver Stream Rehab
When I was admitted to the hospital on June 3, I was ambulatory with my walker and able to get around inside my house using my chairs which are elevated. Now with the help of two therapists, I can stand from my bed when it is elevated to a very high position. Still cannot take any steps. Very discouraged! Lost a lot of strength while in the hospital and my limb girdle muscular dystrophy seems to be taking over.