After a bad spell at the end of last week, I ended up needing a third round of surgery. Monday afternoon, the surgeons reopened the incisions in my left leg and cleaned out the wounds. They also took some cultures to check for developing infection in the wounds since they were clearly healing more slowly than could be considered normal. The pain yesterday was bad and it took a lot of medication to get back on top of it. Today, started off okay, my pain was in control, and I was resting comfortably. The cultures were still clear first thing this morning and I was hoping that everything would be fine.
A few hours later, however, one of the cultures was showing some growth which means only one thing: bacterial infection. Unfortunately, this means a lot of antibiotics are in my future. Depending on what specifically is growing in that culture (which they won't know for a couple of more days), I could be in for as much as 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics to battle it. Overall, its been pretty much a crap day since then.
Still, it could be worse, with a little luck maybe this leg will finally start to heal as effectively as the other has.