Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I seem to be taking steps backward in my healing. On Friday I noticed a scab on my battery incision, which is weird because it's been smooth and scab-free for weeks now. I cleaned it, put some neosporin on it, and covered it for the night, and lo and behold the next morning I could see it was a hole. How does that happen??? I kept it covered and kept neosporin on it for the weekend but by Monday it was itching, hurting a bit, and another hole had developed on the scar. I went to my GP and she said it's not infected, but could become infected so she put me on antibiotics. Yay. More pills. Apparently if I get an infection, the entire stimulator has to come out. So I guess I shouldn't complain too much about just taking some antibiotics. Anyway, she said she thinks it's irritation from the internal sutures. But why now? Why 7 weeks after surgery??? I have no idea. It's frustrating because I was supposed to be good to go after 6 weeks...and now I have to restrict movement again while those holes are there. No more riding, no lifting heavy things, no repetitive movement of that arm/shoulder. I don't know if I irritated it last week from moving hay and riding...that's the only thing I can think of. What a drag. But at least my head has been feeling good...I haven't even had to have my stimulator on at all for the last 3 days. Gotta count your blessings, I guess.