Makes sense, Geo. Just a harsh reality! Ugh.
Sooooo. The wound care center was baffled as to why this keeps happening. Sounds like everything the doc(s) did so far was appropriate (except for missing the infection) and should have worked.
They cauterized it again... Which hurt even more than last time they did that since it's much bigger now than it was back then. Hohgod it's bad. It looks and feels like a string of three cigar burns.
And they gave me some silver alginate dressings to use -- hopefully that will make this time different and better.
Interestingly, the sales rep from the surgical dressings company basically camps out right there in the hospital's wound care center and orders the dressings for you, then overnights them to your house. That way the hospital doesn't run out of supplies, and meanwhile the sales rep's company is paid by my insurance.
So, according to them, there's no specific reason this has been happening, and therefore no way to know if it will happen again. So that kinda sucks. I'm not surprised by that verdict, though.
P.S. If it reopens again they might do surgery to cut the area out again. But... Who knows, it may never come to that.
Last edited by Jenny; 06-01-2011 at 02:55 PM.
I'd like to think it's going better than it could be. I would bet money I would have more infection issues if I were eating higher carb, if nothing else.
JEN: 2 coworkers converting! Mwaahaahaa
Geostump: I am sorry for your situation. My uncle was in the same boat, and stayed with that horrible woman for a long time. Now she's out of the way, their daughters basically think she's a jerk, and that she's crazy. She actually friend requested me on Facebook. Uh... She IS crazy!
Okay. Wakes and funerals for a twenty-three year old just is not right. I'm looking at my cousin's pictures, and my uncle (her grandfather) says, "It's amazing. You go from that [pics] to that [body]." I see all of the hope in these pictures, then she's gone.
We HAVE to LIVE! I will do what I must to stay as healthy as I can so that my kids and wife can have me as long as possible. I also want to make sure that I spend as much quality time as I can with my kids, because, in my family, at least four times now, the parent has outlived a child. I want no regrets or should-have-dones!
So, I am glad we found this lifestyle.
Totally agreed, hon. Especially as older parents we really need to do everything we can to take care of ourselves so our kids can have us around as allies for as long as possible.
In other news, I saw a dude rockin' out pull-ups on the edge of a bus stop shelter this morning. I wanted to roll down my window and cheer, but suspected he might take it as a come-on! (Or ask me for a ride, and well... no.)
My mother stayed in a similar situation. Was actually planning on leaving my father then she found out she was pregnant with me. She actually thought about aborting me and decided not to. Was told that I was going to be special needs and apparently I wasn't. When my dad died, she totally swore off men and when she died 21 years later, she never dated another man. The ironic part, she still loved my dad. I'm the only one of her daughters who knew this.Geostump: I am sorry for your situation. My uncle was in the same boat, and stayed with that horrible woman for a long time. Now she's out of the way, their daughters basically think she's a jerk, and that she's crazy. She actually friend requested me on Facebook. Uh... She IS crazy!
Honestly, what were they thinking? We left our same-age baby at home and several people thanked us...
I mean, I'm not saying all same-age children should be banned from funerals. But at a baby's funeral, baby noises and baby snuggles are not necessarily going to be welcome.