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Jul 03, 2016 8:51 PM

Okay, so it's been a VERY rough weekend to say the least with today being the worst of it. Have an abscess the size of a golf ball on the back of my head. I've never EVER had one in that spot, and needless to say OUCH!!!!!! Pain is at 7/10 right now, but nothing is touching it. Obviously going to have to go to urgent care tomorrow afternoon. No fever, no chills. Just pure unbriddled pain!!!! Hoping they can at least give me a script for oral antibiotics and a script for something stronger then Tylenol because that is not cutting it anymore. More then likely, they won't lance it tomorrow, and will just send me back to the surgeon for definitive care. At this point, I really don't care as long as I can sleep and get rid of this pain.

Jul 04, 2016 12:59 AM

Amanda, take hot compresses and put them into the abscessed area. When it cools, heat it and do it again. (Moist heat). This will draw all the crap to the surface and, I'm sure, if you took a washrag or something like that. You will be able to press Mon it and you should be able to find either the punctum and be able squeeze out the crap that's in there. At least then, no urgent care visit, no inconvenience to you and the pressure will be gone and you can wait then until Tuesday.. Give it a whirl, you've got nothing to lose but the pain.{{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Jul 04, 2016 11:24 AM

Plan in place after visit to urgent care this morning. I did NOT want them to lance it, primarily because I can't see it well enough to pack the spot. Clindamycin started and now feel more comfortable about waiting a couple of days to get to the surgeon with it. Shew!!!!!

Jul 04, 2016 12:55 PM

Hi Amanda☺
Hoping for immediate relief for you!

Jul 04, 2016 6:28 PM

Autoimmunes,
At this point, even having it drained under sedation will be an immediate relief for me. The pain and pressure is unbelievable, I can't find a comfy place to put my head when I lay flat in my bed(might have to sleep sitting up tonight), and the swelling down the back of my neck makes me want to seriously cry. I can't stand to even have anybody touch that area at all. Even to have my hair or water hit it, is enough to make me say F*** it. Not too much longer. If it leads to a trip to the OR, that would be wonderful news to my ears at this point. Sorry, just having a REALLY bad night.

Jul 05, 2016 7:46 AM

Okay, so I do have an appointment with the surgeon. Thursday morning at 10:15 am. Thank god!!! I have NEVER, EVER been that excited to get that kind of email this morning.

Jul 06, 2016 12:45 PM

I'm praying it gets cleared up spoon. Hugs!!! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jul 07, 2016 12:00 PM

Flappys, all I can say is Holy CRAP!!!! I hope I never, EVER have to go through something that painful again. At least it's over. Back for round 2 tomorrow for post-op packing change. Yay me!!!!!

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