I had a hectic Friday.
I’ve been feeling very BLEH post-surgery.
More BLEH than I probably should have been feeling.
Thursday night, Briefcase mentioned I looked feverish.
Then I noticed my abdominal bandage was …. um, exceptionally gross.
It was late, so I changed the bandage and went to sleep.
(I guess I’m not much of an alarmist after all these surgeries?)
Friday morning I texted Dr. Painless.
I might have sent him a photo of the incision AND my naked boob.
I didn’t even realize my boob was included in the photo until later, but the man has surely seen a lot of boobs before, right?
I mean, he IS a doctor. (And in Orange County … where there are nothing but boobs everywhere you look!!)
My shoulder is healing great, my abdominal incision is, apparently, infected.
I was given some strong kick-ass drugs to knock out the infection. I’m sure I’ll be feeling much better by Monday.
It isn’t a huge deal. It isn’t uncommon after a surgery …
And, I knew what the signs of a post-surgical infection are.
I just need to be careful now it heals the way it should.
The good news?
My incisions have now been “waterproofed” with a different type of bandage and I’m allowed to shower.
Best news ever!
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here.
I plan to REST so the new drugs can get to work.
(I can’t wait to start feeling my normal energy level returning.)
I’m also going to get lots of fresh air, because sunshine is good for the soul!