What the fuck? What the fuck? What the fuck?
Fuck, fuck, fuck!!!!! Sorry for my vernacular, but man!!!!
It’s been almost three months, two days short of three fucking months since the doc pulled the gauze from the drained staph pit, and I thought it would be fully healed by now. But this last Sunday my g/f noticed it was still pretty visible. I dismissed her remarks thinking it looked like that because of the scarification process. But on Tuesday night, I noticed it felt a bit painful to the touch, and a bit bulky.
On Wednesday morning, as I’m taking my shower and scrubbing the area, I noticed blood coming out. So I come out of the shower, dry myself and looked at the thing. The scrubbing made it pop. And clear liquid was coming out, lymphatic liquid and blood to be precise.
So I soaked the area with iodine, squeezed it to get the liquid out, let it dry, add more iodine and put a bandage on it. This morning it’s very flat, but I squeezed it once again just to be sure. Very little liquid came, but something came out, don’t know if it was pus or sebum. I applied more iodine and I changed the bandage.
I’m not concerned for any infections. I’m over this shit around the clock with iodine. But it pisses me off that this fucking wound is still not fully closed. I mean, how long is this shit gonna take to fully heal??????
The hole is much, much smaller than the original cut, but it’s bigger than the hole produced by a syringue. Pics are below.
I’m so fucking pissed.
This gives me a new respect to staph. Apparently it damages a lot of tissue, unlike a cut. I’ve had work-related gashing wounds, bigger than this. And none of them took more than a month to fully heal.
I have four more weeks before I go back to training. That’s the deadline I put on myself. If I have to put a roll of duct tape on my leg so that I can train, that’s what I will do.