Thursday, June 11, 2009

What Lives Inside of Me?

Oh boy.  Where to begin.
First, if you are squeamish at all with anything bloody or pusy, do not read this post.

You have been warned.

So, on we go.

As most of you know, I had surgery this past school year...twice.  The last one
was in March.  And, as many of you know, my incision didn't cooperate and split open
causing me weeks of wound care.

What you may not know though is that said wound is still not healed!  It's been 13 weeks
yet every time I take a look at the wound, I have pus coming out.
If I push it or put any type of pressure around the open spot, the pus pretty much 
just oozez out.  It's disgusting and depressing.

So, and here's the part that might get a little gross for some, last night I took matters
into my own hands and decided to dig around to see where the cause of 
this infection was coming from.
I cleaned the hole very well.  Then, I took some small scissors and trimmed away 
the skin that was struggling so hard to be "real" skin but 
was really just bubbly skin full of liquidy goodness.

Once that was trimmed, the blood started gushing...none of this hurt mind you. 
So don't worry about that.
Anyway, the blood poured and poured.  I stuffed it with gauze...okay, toilet paper, until I felt I had soaked it up and could look inside.
When I looked, I saw a small dot deep within the wound.
I took my trusty Bath and Body Works tweezers and grabbed ahold of that sucker and pulled
out this:
Contrary to what it may look like, it is NOT an earwig.  
That's what Mr. Candadiantami said it was and then rubbed a little salt into the wound by adding "it probably laid it's eggs in there too"
That was the one and only time I've ever told him to "shut up".

It appears to be a series of about 8-10 knots of surgical line
AKA fishing line! with the tied off ends poking out as antennae.  

Thank you Dr. Platt
Thank you Dr. Soissen

Now what do I do?
There could be more in there don't you think.  Maybe a sponge or two, or a piece of surgical tape, maybe an old shoe.  Who knows??

Do you?

Size comparison with my wedding ring.


Rhonda said...

You should become a nurse!! Brave of you to go digging. That could very well be the root of your problem. What is your next step?


Abbie said...

I almost puked. That stinks. Are you going to call the doctor and tell him you found something of his?

Janna said...

I would totally root around in a wound, too! Must be genetic. Cool post. glad you found it. Now call the doctor!!

Tami Anderson said...

I don't want to go back to the doctor!! I'm sick of them. They make me so mad.

So today it hurts. It hadn't hurt until now.

Sorry to make you "almost" puke. It was actually kind of cool. It just kind of popped out when I pulled it.

Janna, I'm so glad to hear that. It's like we're twins!

Rhonda, I plan to just let it heal for 3-4 days then reassess what to do based on what's happening then. Thanks for asking.

Stacie Brown said...

I think you need to go to ANOTHER doctor and have them help you. I can't believe your doctors didn't realize that something was probably in there!

Take care of yourself!

Stacie Brown said...

Oh ya, and I didn't almost puke, but did get very queasy!

emlizalmo said...

What the heck?!

Nerdster said...

I knew it!

You need to go see a wound care NURSE!

Rainy Day Farm said...

You are brave to go digging around in there. I think I would have passed out, or made Robb do it!
I think I would be ripping down the doctors door office, show them and then go to someone else! Sheesh! Hope things heal up now! I think doctors should have to reveal where they ranked in their class.

Ali said...

Tami, I am so glad i found your blog! Hours of endless entertainment are now at hand. Even though i have to admit that thing you found inside of you is pretty disturbing, i found it quite entertaining. Definitely added to my blog list.

Keri said...

Yikess! You need a new doctor....So has your wound gotten better since you pulled that thing out? Take care!

Goldie said...

oh good heck!

Adrianne said...

Ewww. I think I have mini puke in my mouth. Go to your quack doctors and tell them to fix you.

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