Jay’s #TBT: Staph Infection in the Spine
This week, I'm bring back the #TBT series with a crazy story you probably have never heard about me.
When I was a freshman at Evangel, I somehow came down the rarest staph infection of all time, and now I want to tell you all about it. The year was 2005 and I was just a few weeks into the school year at my new school. From Kinbdergarted to 8th grade, I was a student at Walnut Hill. So to start up at a new school with only a handful of friends, it was difficult and I was nervous.
Soon, just about everyone in the school would know me, but not for a reason I could have ever expected.
I remember during one football practice, I felt the deepest, most extreme pain in my pelvis. I layed on the ground in immense pain as I shouted to anyone that would listen, that I broke my pelvis. I kid you not, that's exactly what it felt like.
I went to the doctor, who ran a few tests and a few MRIs and for the life of him, he couldn't figure out what exactly was going on. He confirmed it wasn't a broke pelvis though, and he instructed us to come back if it gets worse.
Y'all, I';m telling you right now, I couldn't walk. I was on crutches for a short period of time, waiting on something to somehow get better, until my mom finally had enough and we went back to the Dr. for answers. We ran another MRI, with no results indicating what could possible cause this much pain, to the point where I couldn't even walk at all.
On our third MRI, and probably third or fourth doctor, he finally realized what was happening, and even he was shocked. Somehow, I was dealing with a full-fledged staph invention in my lower spine.
This resulted to a lengthy hospital stay where i missed a very large amount of school, and walked around in a walker all day every day.
Finally, after months of medication and embarrassing treatment, I returned to Evangel and was known as the broken pelvis kid.