For anyone wanting to see what the new “wonder dressing” has done to my leg ulcer, click on Continue reading… to access the pic
If you don’t – and it’s not pleasant (it hasn’t been enhanced beyond a little lightening as it was too dark) – then don’t click.
I am, I confess, at a loss to know why the dressing – Hydrosorb – was so extremely painful, it’s supposed to be just an inert gel containing 60% water, which removes necrotic tissue. The mechanism by which it does this eludes me. I’ve scoured Google for anyone else having problems and have drawn a blank – which actually shouldn’t be possible. No product is perfect and there will always be a few complaints about anything, even if it’s simple user error. About Hydrosorb there is no criticism at all.
Next week I’m going to ask the nurses to supply me with sterile tweezers, as I think the best way to remove the necrotic tissue is manually, and I’m sure as hell not letting anyone else do that.
And, as the nurses keep turning up without dressings and using my emergency stash, the dressing I’ve just applied is my last one. If I want more, I’ll either have to assemble a large dressing from several smaller ones, or create my own. Either is doable but – and I keep saying this – I shouldn’t bloody well have to!