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November 14, 2008


Kimberly Farmer

Hi Lisa, we have so much in commom, I cannot believe it. I too have RA and Ankylosing Spondylitis, among other things, but I have just spent the last 11 weeks recovering from a Staph infection. I too spent several days in the hospital and had home health care for 11 weeks. Just got released. I had two open wounds, one on my butt cheek and the other down the middle of my back.

I had a Neurostimulator Implant aka Spinal Cord Stimulator, put in on July 1st, for pain management. It took 75% of my pain away I loved it. But, 6 weeks after surgery, my body rejected the stimulator, via staph. It was removed, that is why I had these open wounds.

Of course, there is so much more to the story, but too much to put here. I would love it if you would visit my blog at and see how I am coping spiritually with all of this.

I am facing 3 spinal fusion surgeries in the New Year and have a long way to go, but I know God will guide me.

Also, the way I found you, was through Cafe Chronique. I have just finished my first book and wanted to get some tips on it. I am also getting ready to start a 2nd book. My first time ever,but God is leading me in this direction.

Hope you are feeling much better and I am praying for you.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.



Hi Lisa..
I'm glad to hear that you are home. My sister who also has RA went through the same experince with the steph infections, the same one you are experiencing. I was also surprised to hear about children getting this, 2 of my grandsons had it and it started off as a bite and for worse, they had to go on antibiotics and some kind of skin cream. I will continue to lift you up in prayer for God's healing touch upon your body, and for a speedy recovery. Alos for you husband, I know it can be stressful. With my chronic illness it's a big help to also have my hubby's help.

Hugz Lorie

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