SC Tiger Posted January 2, 2019 Share Posted January 2, 2019 ....So I wake up one morning with this strange boil on my leg. I don't think too much of it but it keeps getting bigger. Finally the Saturday before Christmas it gets to where I can't sleep because I can't have it touching anything. Being stubborn, I don't do anything until Monday (Christmas Eve). I tried to call my family doctor but they were closed. This is my third round with this so I want to go to my family doctor. So I wait. Tuesday - I try to pop it with a "sterilized" safety pin. That......didn't work. Some bad stuff came out but not nearly enough, and it was too inflamed for me to stand doing much more. Finally on Wednesday I call the doc at 8:15. Said they can see me at 8:45. I haul ass. Doc sees it and says we gotta open that up. Fun. Did I mention it was inflamed and even touching it made me want to hit the ceiling? While getting myself ready I notice that my entire lower leg is swollen. They try to numb it and open it up. YEEEOUUUUUCHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy CRAP!!!!!!!!! Then they see bad stuff and have to squeeze it out. That made the first pain seem like a massage. Finally, there's "this last little bit" they need to get out. He squeezes. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! Speaking of God, I think I saw him. He said something about I shouldn't have waited so long to see the doctor. Afterwards - my ears were actually ringing and I was feeling light-headed from the pain. This doc has a serious set of meathooks and he put the clamps on this thing to drain it. This is about what I sounded like while he was working on me: I wound up staying in the room for about 20 minutes gathering myself. But felt immediately better. They then stuffed some sort of sterile cotton stuff in it to hold it open so it can drain and all the infection can get out, and so it will heal from the inside out. I have to go every few days so they can change out the stuff in there. Two days after all of this the wound was about an inch deep and about a half inch diameter or so. 5 days of antibiotics and I have to rub some kind of stuff in my nose 3x a day to kill what we think is the root cause of this. Had I waited much longer, I possibly could have been able to go halfsies with Alchemy on a pair of shoes. This thing was pretty serious, as it turns out. Next time - I ain't waiting so damn long. 2 2 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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