Currently recovering

06 Jul

Dear All,

It’s a while ago, since my last post. The best excuse is, that I really had a lot of projects to push forward and less of time to talk and blog about. But that’s only the half of the story.

Last month, on June 9. I was in Spain for a customer meeting. It was a really good meeting and it was nice to be there. But during the meeting, I was getting cold. Real cold and my first tought was: what a strong air conditioning. But in fact, my body temperature was rising and the cold was a result of the fever. We went to the airport after the meeting, and I realized that also the airport has an air conditioning. After standing a while outside in the warm spanish sun, we took our flight back home. My wife picked me up I had a night with nice fever driven dreams.

The day after, at the evening, we went to the hospital. My right leg was twice thick then my left one, but I was more caring about the high fever and the diarrhea. Fortunately the medical team and the doctors at the hospital didn’t ignore my leg and took the swollen leg at their top priority. According to some swiss hospital rules, I was moved to the isolation station.

A team of medical doctors started to figure out why my leg was so swollen and why all me blood doesn’t look really good. They started with a antibiotics therapy, which had a strong impact to the fever. Day by day the size of the leg was shrinking, but the heavily forced skin has built some bubbles, which were filled with some liquid. A part of the medial team where really excited about this fact, because the took some of the liquid from the bubble and could analyze what was happened to my leg (It was fun to see what passion these doctors had, because of this bubble and the opportunity to know more).

Flesh eating bacteria! What a radical diagnose. I heard also the “normal” and the worst case scenario of this disease. To be honest, in the worst case, I wouldn’t be able to write this blog entry. I wanna thank first god the almighty father and creator of heaven and earth, for my recovery, for his carrying, for all the moments where I could feel his presence and for pointing me to this wonderful song which gave me hope and patient ( Thanks to all friends who prayed for me. Thanks to the medical team and the doctors at KSW Winterthur, you did a great job. And thanks to my company, who is giving me the time to recover and handles all my projects. And last but not least to my family, thanks for every visit, SMS and your prayers: I love you!

My leg ist recovering. Fever is gone, but the skin of my leg has still the nice color scale from a bright orange to a dark yellow. But the skin is also recovering and I’m able to type and think. My action circle is currently my home and I will remain at home, until my leg is recovered. It’s hard to stay at home and not enjoy the swimming or other outdoor activities, but patient is the best friend currently.

I hope that I can now catchup with all the interesting projects I was involved and a lot of news around XPages, Java and some new technologies.

All the best


PS: Sorry Bruce that I missed your birthday, be blessed!


Posted by on July 6, 2015 in OpenNTF


29 responses to “Currently recovering

  1. Jesper Kiaer

    July 6, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    that sounds horrible…hope you get well soon!

  2. jyyna

    July 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    get well soon!

  3. Howard

    July 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    That is scary! Glad you are on the road to recovery.

  4. MarkyRoden

    July 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Get well mate !!

  5. Per Henrik Lausten

    July 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Wow, Christian! I’m so glad to hear that you are recovering!

  6. Celia Hamilton

    July 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, how awful! Glad to hear you are feeling better Christian!

  7. flinden68

    July 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Christian, what a story. Be blessed to live in a country with top notch medical care.
    ‘Gute Besserung’

  8. theoheselmans

    July 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Great to hear you’re recovering from such an ordeal!
    Take it easy, and don’t rush things!

  9. Bruce Elgort

    July 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Holy Moly! Thanks for sharing with us. I am glad that things are now better and that things can get back to normal! Not sure if the birthday wishes were for me but, thank you sir.


  10. Andreas

    July 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Gute Besserung und gute Erholung

  11. Philippe Riand

    July 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Glad to hear that you are in you recovery phase. It shows that you’re strong!

  12. Patrick Kwinten

    July 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    take care and come back twice as strong!

  13. WiseCraig

    July 7, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Wow. Our prayers are with you in your recovery! I had a very small (dime-sized) spot of flesh-eating bacteria on my leg a few years ago and that was not fun, not even comparing to what you’ve described.
    Even with all our wonderful medicine, it’s amazing how quickly these things can come on.

  14. andrewmagerman

    July 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Gute Besserung Christian!

  15. Karl-Henry martinsson

    July 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I hope you recover fully soon! I am glad you are okay.

  16. Scott Souder

    July 8, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Blessings for a speedy recovery, my friend!


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