Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Confessions and WARNING potentially gross picture

Ugh, I have just been catching up on blogs and feel so guilty about my super bad eating week(end) from hell. It all started on Wednesday (yup 4 days ago) when my sister and brother-in-law came into town. Drinking and eating commenced at once. I ate way too much on Thursday and haven't stopped since.

As you can see from the photo, I am still have big issues with my port. I called my doctor again yesterday because I am still have a ton of pain and my incision looks bad. He said he is certain it is a seroma (fluid trapped below the incision) and is not an infection. He asked if I wanted him to have one of his people meet me at the hospital or if I just wanted to wait until Tuesday and he could drain it. The hospital is an hour away and my family is in town so decided to just wait, though I am not sure if that was the best choice. He said to put hot compresses on it and try to get it to drain.

I have been on a double dose of antibiotics for a week now (prescribed on Sunday when I went in). This has been a disaster. It is so painful and I just don't know how it is every going to heal. All this crap hasn't helped me in keeping motivated either and exercise is pretty much impossible because it causes too much friction.

My plan of attack is to focus on getting back on track tomorrow and making good choices with food. I have come so far and have done it pretty much on my own so I know I can continue being successful. I just fear I am headed for another port revision.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!


Gen said...

So, so sorry you are having these problems!!!! I hope this is resolved quickly and that there will be no more messing with the port!

Feel better.

Debi said...

Why does things like this have to happen at all? I am sooo sorry that it keeps happening to you! I will keep you in my thoughts that it isn't anything that will require more surgery. I have yet to get my first fill, so this is something that will be on my mind as well.

The Dash! said...

Ouch that does look sore - really hope you manage to get it resolved soon. Must be driving you mad!

Dinnerland said...

I'm so sorry that you're suffering this pain-- I am SURE you will get better soon.
Hang in there... and take acidophilus (sorry about the spelling) to avoid a yeast infection with those antibiotics!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better! I know your doctor will do this but make sure he does a culture of the fluid he drains, make sure you are on the right antibiotics!