Interim dressing change due to swelling and severe pain.
No discernible problems except the old dressing was stuck insanely hard (took half an hour to soak the bugger off), which was causing the pain, due to nurses refusal to use an impermeable top layer as per the Aquacel Ag literature, so dressing dries out and goes hard, instead of staying moist.
Re-dressed it with my own DIY impermeable top layer,** which is how I started with this routine and how it’s going to continue. Fuck ’em if they don’t like it.
**The inside of a new and unopened plastic food bag is as sterile as you need, from the heat of manufacure. It can also be swabbed with alcohol gel and wiped dry with sterile gauze – you don’t want that suff in an open wound!
I now have a nice wet and, above all, soft, dressing – nice and comfy. I am also full of Oramorph – which helps!
I couldn’t get my Oramorph measure, as I was soaking my leg, so took a sip from the bottle. Misjudged it and got more of a slurp! Sod it, I deserve it!
And hey, here’s a pic:-