They don't anesthetize, so I'm not groggy. Pain is tiring though. It didn't hurt much till they cauterized it, but it's for the best.
The doc thinks there must be some pocket of low-lying infection that flares up occasionally. I'm on antibiotics, but he doesn't think that will permanently solve it (it didn't last time, after all).
He threatened surgery again if this continues, but for now we'll just hope it heals.
I am seriously starting to think getting back strict low-carb may be the way to go. (my idea of "strict low carb" is not really strict though.) There's nothing bacteria love more than high blood sugar. Mine doesn't ever test high, but minimizing it certainly can't hurt considering how entrenched this is? And this reappearing DOES come right after a primally naughty food month so... Maybe there's something to it?
Of course they gave me some food pyramid flyer, but their main point for wound healing was to eat more protein. They get a lot of old people in there with poor nutrition so I'm not surprised or dismayed about the flyer. I'm sure most of those folks would be better served by hitting all four food groups than what they eat now. Their intake paperwork has questions clearly designed to ferret out seniors who are being abused or missing meals or too poor to eat right.