long physical recovery

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Raised by 23 people in 12 months
Hello, my name is Matt. I was born with Spina Bifida. I have been in a wheelchair since I dislocated both hips in 1990. Prior to September 2017 I could walk with crutches for short distances. In September I was hospitalized with an infected wound that doctors say could have killed me. I was in the hospital for 17 days getting IV antibiotics for the infection, and then 14 days is a nursing home where I received daily care from a wound care specialist. I have been home since October 28, 2017 where I am getting daily care from a home health agency. My physical abilities are slowly coming back due to physical therapy. In January 2018 I started walking very short distances with a walker. In April 2018 I had gained enough stability to stand with my crutches. Although I am not strong enough or stable enough to walk with the crutches, I am optimistic I will be able to one day. I am hoping to raise money to pay off the rest of my doctor and hospital bills and focus solely on rehab. I have added a YouTube video of me skydiving approximately 7 months before I became ill. This is part of my motivation to get better. I hope to be able to do it again! Any donations would be greatly appreciated!
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3-17-19: Three days after having the infected portion of the bone removed from my hip I got the results. Tests have shown 2 types of infection. I will have to have a PIIC line for 6 weeks. More bone was taken out than initially expected. I will not be about to stand for at least a few months. My next surgery is 3-28 to close up the sore.
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2-27-2019: Today surgery was scheduled with the plastic surgeon. On March 14th I will be having surgery to close the wound. On March 28th I will be having surgery to take out the infected parts of the hip and femur. After the second surgery I'll be on bed rest for 6 weeks.
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12-3-18: Today I saw a plastic surgeon and infectious disease specialist about the bone infection in my hip. I am scheduled to get a MRI. After the results come back the next step will be surgery to cut out the infected part or the hip and femur. After that I will be on bed rest for 6 weeks
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11-9-18: Had a bone scan done this morning on my left hip. A bone infection was found in my hip and femur.
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KB
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Karen Baird
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
MC
$60
Mary Chester
5 months ago
JG
$10
Julius Grover
6 months ago
$5
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7 months ago
JL
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Jacqueline Lapacek
8 months ago
KN
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Kimberly Newsom
9 months ago
JL
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9 months ago
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