Leg report – not 100% happy.

Feeling pretty crap today.  Can’t sleep and way too much pain round the clock.

Since the turn of the year I’ve had no trouble getting to sleep – staying asleep is a whole different ball game. I’ve not slept for more than an hour at a stretch, and often only half an hour. Add in the almsot constant pain,and I’m in grave danger of becoming unravelled

New nurse on Wednesday (think I might have seen her once before), said she was going to tell GP he had Continue reading

My Leg Can Be Healed!

Yep, it’s official, it can be healed. The nurses brought their resident expert with them today. The first thing I learned is that terminology in general use is so tightly focused in their field as to have effectively lost its original meaning.

Take “necrotic” – it simply means dead – dead tissue in a medical context (in the context of Tory politicians it’s the tissue between their ears). However, in the context of lymphoedema it is tightly tied to one specific type of tissue found in wounds.

This must surely cause confusion when they discuss patients with, say, GPs, and it could be dangerous to the patient if there’s misunderstanding.

Anyway – long story short – I have Continue reading

The new treatment for my leg is going well…

The new treatment for my leg is going well…

I know some of the following has already been said, but not everyone reads every post so some repetition is necessary for clarity.

As you can see from the following pics, my use of wet dressings over the weekend (Aquacel Ag plus sterile normal saline solution, as recommended in the PIL), is having a beneficial effect on my lesions. The first pic is last Monday’s, the other is from this morning, after Continue reading