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MRSA, elevated white blood cell count

So, my PCP called me with the lab results for my pre-op testing and she said I tested positive for MRSA , and a slightly elevated white blood cell count. She said it was nothing to be concerned about but has this happened to anyone else before?
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1375148 tn?1323170521
Hello first of all don't panic, this is quite common to be tested positive pre op for anything, it's standard procedure to swob people pre op, they will probably schedule you last op of the day and give you a pre treatment of a nasal spray a few days before the op. So don't worry. I'm positive that it's not related to chiari, lots of people are carriers but it lays dormant in thier bodies. Xx  
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1422823 tn?1287682880
My surgery was scheduled for tomorrow
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1388357 tn?1280193093
"was" or "is"?  They didn't cancel you, did they?
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1422823 tn?1287682880
I havent heard from the doctor yet
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1372734 tn?1309953837
Oh Honey I pray that they dont cancel on you now, after all you have been through and getting prepared, organizing the little ones.

Fingers crossed for you Honey, and keep us posted!!!!  Prayers are with you for tomorrow if the surgery goes ahead.

Hugs
Niki x x x
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1375148 tn?1323170521
Hi, are u ok? Did they cancel? X
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1422823 tn?1287682880
yes they cancelled because of my white blood count. Apparently I have some infection I now need to get under control. Better safe then sorry I guess
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Hi,
They also found an elevated WBC count in me too. So now they found irregular cells and elevated WBC. My doc thinks its a urinary tract infection, so I will start taking antibiotics - so crazy. Are you taking antibiotics for the MRSA or something else? Johns Hopkins is good about making sure we are all okay before operating which is a good thing but psychologically it is draining. Good luck.  Vicky
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1422823 tn?1287682880
Hopefully it is something not too major for either of us. I am going to go to my pcp to get this straighteded out but when I called she doesnt have any appointments so I have to wait until a cancelation. Which is fine with me. To be honest with you, I still am suffering a great deal, but now that this is being delayed I am thinking about waiting until after the holidays. My daughters bday is coming up them Christmas, and I am still working on quitting smoking and I want to stop about 4-6 before my surgery.. So for right now, I am ok with waiting.. BUT I will be thinking about you. Let me know what is going on, if they decide to go ahead with the surgery or not
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