I am curious if anyone has had any experience in taking Rifampin post transplant. I saw my surgeon this past Wednesday. I have been having trouble with an incision not healing properly after a surgery. The surgeon was thinking about putting me on it for two weeks to see if that might help me to heal better in case an infection was the cause for the long delay. I was told I would then have to have blood work once a week for those two weeks because this antibiotic can potentially lower the white blood cell count. However, the surgeon talked to another doctor about my case and decided it would not be a good idea. I have been on the antibiotic Levofloxacin for a little more than two weeks already and have been told to continue it. The next thing I am trying to do now is focus on improving my nutrition which depends mainly on g-tube feedings and a little oral, and I will be seeing a nutritionist on the 26th. This event though did have me wondering if anyone else though did end up on rifampin after transplant. I appreciate any response.
I would also be grateful to anyone who might share if they had problems with healing after a surgery post transplant and if they found anything that seemed to help. I had the most recent surgery to remove a gastric stimulator after I did not heal completely from the surgery to have it placed. It seems that there is one part of the incision that pulls away from the other side and does not want to completely close. There are stitches in the incision which can not be removed until the incision stops leaking on the gauze I put on it and change about every 12 hours. I need to get the site to heal completely before I can have the gastric stimulator put in again, and the gastric stimulator is what has helped me improve in tolerating more nutrition and gain some weight (I did have a temporary one which did not involve surgery to place which is how I know that it would help me). There is too much demand for temporary stimulators for me to get one while I am trying to heal.
I am sorry I am not on this site more often, but I remain thankful to all those who have helped me in the past and all those who help others. Best of wishes to all.