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Of course it would happen again!!!!

Dec 13, 2015 12:15 AM

Morning peeps,
I know it's really early but I can't sleep tonight. I had an abscess drained and packed last Tuesday afternoon. Bruised and swollen does not even begin to describe it right now. It's in an uncomfortable place so it makes rolling over very difficult tonight. Had my post op visit on Thursday because I was having issues with the packing. Got that dealt with already. Have a follow up appointment again for this coming Tuesday but in the mean time, another pesky one has popped up just above my right hip.
I'm guessing I should probably go ahead and get him to address that one as well. Sorry for venting, I'm losing patience with it. Seems like every other week is another damn trip to the surgeons office. Not even scared right now, just a little pissed off.

Dec 13, 2015 5:08 AM

Oh that does sound tiresome. I hope you don't have any more of them to deal with.

Dec 13, 2015 5:51 AM

Kieran, this has been a chronic problem. This next one will be abscess #7 in one year.

Dec 13, 2015 2:07 PM

Amanda, hang tight.. You'll get it all sorted and then the new year will bring better things for all of us. I will be with you (texting) when you go for your appointment so you will be able to be calm and I'm sure there will be something that will strike me funny and I'll make you laugh. Sending you gentle {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers.💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 14, 2015 9:53 AM

Okay so just heard back from the surgeons office this morning. They are indeed going to address both issues tomorrow morning. Yuck!!!!! Hopefully this won't be as bad as the last one, but I'm not holding out much hope for that. Strangely enough, I feel very peaceful about it, because I know what's coming and there's not a darn thing I can do about it. Not going to let it stress me out either.

Dec 15, 2015 3:34 AM

Im so late sorry Amanda..hope your healing well

Dec 15, 2015 3:42 AM

New, swollen and bruised, but hanging in there for now. I believe the worst part about it right now is the nerve pain. That's what is driving me crazy already.

Dec 15, 2015 3:43 AM

I'm sorry.. Have you anything to help with the pain?

Dec 15, 2015 3:46 AM

No, because nothing really works for it. It's only really doing this because it's an open wound that needs to be packed daily. Hopefully won't have to do that for much longer. Just ready to get this day over with so I can come home and relax.

Dec 15, 2015 3:47 AM

I understand how that feels.. I'm sure it will get better soon

Dec 15, 2015 8:08 AM

New, strangely calm right now. Hopefully I can stay that way already through the duration of it.

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