And yes – I am as sick and tired of this as you are, but putting this in the public domain means that nobody has deniability. Fine, call me paranoid – I’m past caring.
This is my right leg. On Tuesday it showed a single shiny, wet, patch – now it’s a suppurating mess. Here I’ve just turned down the top of the dressing pad, to see what’s happening,, and this crap now covers most of my calf, as far as I can tell without removing the whole pad, back and front. And it stinks. My left leg is much the same, but I figured one pic might gross you out, never mind two.
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Apologies for the slight blurriness, but using the flash would have burnt out the white areas.
If the nurse, tomorrow, tries to spin this as an improvement, or even as a disaster, but my fault, I will not be responsible for the consequences!
It’s partly my fault, I suppose, as I should never have agreed to compression in the first place while the leg was still infected but, not unreasonably, I assumed the specialist staff actually know what they were doing.
Clearly, I was wrong and, by the look of it, compression has forced the infection deep into the tissues. Which poses the question – where the bloody hell do I go from here? All I can do now is put my faith in my dermatology appointment – whenever that might be – and hope for the best they can cure the infection. Then, and only then, would I be willing to try compression again.