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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

OK, this is gross but...

I've got a couple of photos of me apres surgery. They aren't pretty. In fact, they're pretty disgusting, but heck, if a certain poster can post in great detail about her husband's battle with ear wax, I can surely post photos of my surgical problems, OK?

The first photo shows my bruised arm. Now, you're probably assuming that this is the arm that the IVs went into, but you would be dead wrong. This is the arm that the stupid first year resident poked and poked and poked but never found any usable vein in, even after me telling him and showing him exactly where there is a good, strong vein. There are 8 visable pokes in this arm and the two worst are on the wrist and elbow bend. Lovely, huh?

This is my actual scar. But all that red stuff around it, including the big red spot below the device aren't bruises. They're the allergic reaction I get from adhesives. That's all burned skin. It's a chemical burn, so it blisters and itchest like hell. You can actually see the device under my skin. I thought it would be hidden under a layer of fat, but nope, it's right there for everyone to see and in an incredibly annoying spot, right under where a bra strap would go. It still hurts like a mofo. Ewwwww.
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Blogger Debby said...

Glad to hear you survived the lab tech's brutality!!

You have my sympathy on the tape issue - have the same damn problem myself!!

3/1/06 10:41 PM  

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