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    Keep us posted as to how it goes. You're probably groggy and not feeling so great now.
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    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.
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    I guess that means Optimus needs to make some meat heavy stews for you now.
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    Oh, Jen, that's such a bummer! But having more surgery if this one isn't healing - doesn't that sound kind of risky??

    Have you had a look at Paul Jaminet's pages? He's really onto it regarding chronic infections, and he usually answers questions on his blog.
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    oh geez, that really sucks about the wound re-opening. good luck with your carb limiting.

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    Wtf. Clot or something in my finger, big blue lump, sudden appearance and disappearance

    I'm at the ER now. They're doing a heart ultrasound to check if it went anywhere bad, but don't worry. I'll post again later.

    What is it with the freak medical randomness?? I am weirdly glad it happened right in from o my coworkers so my boss knows it's legit. Not hat she's ever doubted me but it's alal so weird.

    Sorry about typing, pecking this out on phone w one hand.

    Thanks everybody. Jac, I'll check out the link later.
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    Oak, they did an extensive ultrasound to check that my arm and neck are all clot-free. It feels totally better now but I have a heck of a bruise. Follow up with vascular specialist.
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    oh ggodness, keep us updated!

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    Should have been clearer -- all done at hospital. They said I can go to the specialist later if I want.
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    Wow! You definitely are following the Stumpy law of "can't win for losing". At least all is ok with the clot.
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