What’s up with the hole in my back?

While I was at the doctors yesterday discussing withdrawaling from my antidepressants, she also took a look at my back. The night before I had a large amount of infection removed, very painfully I might add.

Anyway, she removed the botched dressing that the Urgent Care did the night before and made sure it was okay.

There was what appeared to be a shoestring hanging out of an incision in the center of my back. That was part of the packing they used to keep the hole open for a few days.

She said that it was looking really good and that it should heal just fine.

I was also instructed to ignore the instructions from the Urgent Care because she’s not sure what they were thinking. I’m to only change the bandage once a day, unless there’s extensive seeping. As for the hot compresses they had told me to do four times a days, she said not to and I agree.

The Urgent Care had told me to change the dressing twice a day and do hot compresses four times a day. I understand the purpose of a hot compress but not in my particular situation and certainly not the way they advised me.

My doctor changed the dressing and made sure I was on the correct antibiotics, which I am. I have to take six pills a day for the next eight days in order to prevent another injection.

I should be removing the packing tomorrow. I’m not super excited about that because I don’t think it’s gonna be fun. Either way, I’m feeling better today and hope to finally be able to sleep tonight.. Zzzzzzzz

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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