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    A question regarding post flap surgery

    I spent 9 months in bed for a stage IV sore on my ischial. Six months before the surgery (to get healthy) and three months after the surgery. Before I found out I had a problem I used to get sweaty on the right hand side of my body above my level of injury, c6. I started getting up slowly in June, my surgery was March 4th of this year, I got in bed last Sept 17th!

    I notice every once in a while I sweat on the right hand side. It's freaking me out because it feels like the same thing that happened before. I was fitted for a Ride cushion and I'm completely off loading the ischials, I do get a little pink below my butt cheek and above my butt cheek, but that goes away in 10 minutes.

    The wound care nurse thought I had an abscess and not a pressure sore. There was never any redness, or even pink, a pimple just showed up one day and that was the beginning of the end. Is there any kind of test or xray or MRI I can do to see if there's any trouble brewing. I haven't driven in a year because I'm too afraid of damage..........any thoughts??

    #2
    Sweating can be caused by a lot of things, or can happen on its own. If you have skin breakdown, you need to of course stay off it, and consult with your wound care physician. I would also want to be sure you do not have a syrinx. Is your blood pressure elevated when you are sweating like this? That would need to be the case if it were AD.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      No AD at all, just sweaty.

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        #4
        wHAT IS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN THIS HAPPENS?
        cwo
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          It's normal 90/60

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