Published February 6th, 2016 by
These are the tools of the wound care trade.

These are the tools of the wound care trade.

Back in October, I wrote about an injury to my reconstructed left leg that left a hole over my superior and inferior retinaculam (top of my foot, at the ankle), which revealed my tendon, sliding back and forth, as I moved my foot (shivers). As a necrotizing fasciitis survivor, one becomes something of a wound care specialist and, though I’ve gotten along treating myself for nearly 20 years, this one required more expertise than I have.

So, I visited my general practitioner to get a referral to a plastic surgeon, because I felt a graft may be required.… Read the rest

Published August 13th, 2015 by

NF Business CardThis is my new business card, which I designed in a hurry for a speaking engagement. My son provided the artwork over ten years ago and he did a great job!… Read the rest

Published May 12th, 2015 by

“On day four, the bacteria halted at the top of my thigh — Dr. Kellermann believes it was a miracle. That day, the surgeon brought Dr. Kellermann in to show him that the infection had moved all the way up into my lower back. The outside border and time of the examination had been written on my skin with an indelible marker. “We are taking him in for a final debridement, but he is not going to live. It’s like trying to stop a freight train with wet tissue paper,” the surgeon confided. One of the nurses in the burn unit ICU gave my wife the same grim prognosis, motioning with her hand up the left side and lower back.

Read the rest
Published May 9th, 2015 by

stripesThat was the day I was kicked in the ankle, playing indoor soccer with a bunch of kids. You can read all about it in Our Story.… Read the rest

Published October 22nd, 2014 by

BookCoverWe had an assignment in my 2 dimensional design class to come up with a non-fiction book cover, which emphasizes the sub-title over everything else. The goal of the exercise was to experiment with visual hierarchy or placing emphasis on the most important elements in a commercial design. I haven’t given up on my goal to write a book-length account of my brawl with NF. This would not be the cover – for one thing, the image is not mine. And, I think I would have a different sub-title and put that second or third in the visual hierarchy. However, I like the title 72 Hours, connected to the image of a ticking clock.… Read the rest

Published August 22nd, 2014 by
Shave and Skin Grafts009

Morning bath and shave.

Do you know of a school, church or other organization that may want to hear the harrowing story of how one man was blind-sided by the flesh-eating bacteria and lived to tell about it? I’ve shared our story a number of times, including an annual gig in science classes at our local middle school during “bacteria week.” More than once I was followed the next day by that gripping video drama, Killer Kitchens. Well, I do that sort of thing and, if I speak to your group, I promise to be clean shaven, appropriately dressed, and I’ll bring a version of the tale that is relevant and engaging.… Read the rest

Published July 7th, 2014 by
Bo and Denise Logo

Denise and Bo Salisbury

Overcoming Necrotizing Fasciitis is being overhauled, using WordPress. That means I will be able to blog occasionally and expand the resources we offer to victims of necrotizing fasciitis (the flesh-eating bacteria), as well as their family, friends, students and medical professionals. I’ll be expanding the site over the next month or so, but you can read our story right here. Please stop in and visit often.

Bo Salisbury… Read the rest