Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year Blues

OK, it's a pity party for me. On the 30th of December I injured the shin of my leg when a large tempered glass cutting board fell forward and skinned my shin. It was purely a clumsy act on my part because I had put it there and then walked into it.
It has been 9 days. During the first three the bandage stayed on but when removed, partially stuck. Ow! The following two days the new bandage stayed on but stuck again when I removed it! After that I left it uncovered two more days and hoped it would dry with only Neosporin applied around the injury. Two days ago I visited my doctor because the surrounding area was getting warm, tight  and pulling. I was afraid cellulitis was setting in. He gave me a 10 day antibiotic prescription and suggested I return if it wasn't looking better in three or four days. He said I did everything correctly as far as protecting it and treatment, but shin injuries are notoriously difficult areas to heal as there isn't much flesh there. He also suggested I elevate it as often as I can. That is not being done as it is already elevated 10-11 hours every 24 hour period during the combined hours of sleep and nap.  

Time will tell.....by the way it is difficult to wash my hair under the low level faucet in the kitchen sink as a full blown shower is still out of the question. I may have to call a plumber to have one of the higher types installed. 
Or maybe not! They are costly!!

WARNING!
        If you are queasy about looking at injuries, go no further.        
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Day 9 - Looking downward
Day 9 - Looking straightforward
(photo by the Mister)

2 comments:

  1. Wow....that looks might lethal! How is it coming along in the healing process now that you're on antibiotics?

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