Update

Hi all, thanks for the compassionate comments on my latest post. Can anyone of you give me a hint how to unsubscribe to this series of unwelcome infections???? I already feel quite experienced in this matter now, so no need to experience it anymore in the future!

Yesterday the doctor took the only measure I believe he could take: make an incision in the growing (despite the antibiotics) & visibly bulging abcess and drain it. And yes I did do the amount of cursing and crying I had anticipated. For the coming days/weeks I get to "enjoy" the care of nurses again who come home twice a day to clean and desinfect the wound until it's fully closed again. No matter how much I hate that painfull process, I do know it's only going to get better from now on. In between the daily treatments I am not dealing with much pain, so that's a relief.

Over the past days I've learned once again that I am very skilled in stressing myself out in anticipative fear for what's about to come. Even though I know I am only making things worse for myself, causing sleepless nights and strong nausea, it's so hard to turn that worry/fear button off. Bleh. So glad to realise that the worst is over now!

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Lilacspecs said…
Can they remove the cyst? Or have they done that and it grew back?
Goofball said…
@lilacspecs: nov 2007 and nov 2008 I had a cyst that got infected, so last January the cyst (while not being infected at that moment) got removed by surgery.

This time the doctor claims it's not a new cyst after all, but the scar would have been irritated and formed a little wound in which bacteria have settled and created an abcess. In that case there is no more cyst to remove. I hope that is true.
Snooker said…
Aw Goofball, I am so sorry to hear that you have to go through this again... and in the middle of preparations for your big day... this can't be very nice.
Allie said…
Awh .... wish I were there to give you a great big hug. Hang in there girl, despite everything feeling so overwhelming, it will get better. It is tough though, especially when you are in physical discomfort; that makes it easy to forget the big picture and your big day.

Still working on coming over for the big day. I still don't have anyone to watch my kids due to the time of year and if I come, I would have to come for at least 2 weeks due to the cost. Sigh. I am determined to make it work - even if it means taking on a part time job.

Love you missy!!
I'm so, so sorry to hear you've been going through this. It sounds absolutely miserable.

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