Thursday, February 01, 2007

TRUMDHBGE, Part II
Here we go again!!

Hey gang. Sorry for my absence. Last Friday I was rushed to the ER because my insicion had become infected and had fluid literally pouring from it. The stitching on the abdominal wall had snapped and they had to open me up again and re-stich everything back together again.

And to ensure I heal proper this time, they hooked up a "wound-vac" or sump pump or what ever the hell it's called.... and now I have no staples on the skin, but a sponge inserted into the wound, and it slowly sucks the wound into healing. The only problem is that the wound melds with the spong, so whenever they change the dressing every other day, it's like ripping a band-aide off with the scab attached to it. Only this goes from sternum to below the navel.

Whole new levels of pain. But at least it wasn't as bad as the cathater (sp?).

I was FINALLY sprung from the hospital yesterday. So now I'm back to square one on the healing-o-meter.

So rest assured, fellow bloglodydts.... I'll start blogging probably tomorrow. Only this time I'll be under heavy percocet, and I won't hold back as I'm known to do!!

10 Comments:

Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Might I (respectfully) offer an opinion (as an ex-biologist)?

Alcohol kills germs. Lots of alcohol kills lots of germs. It also has the advantage that, if by any chance you have the super-bug type germs that are not killed by alcohol, you'll be so plastered that you won't be too bothered!

Enjoy!!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Edmund C. said...

Yeah, but alcohol + Percocet = bad idea...

Rest up, Cavey. You've been in my prayers and will continue to be.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only problem is that the wound melds with the spong, so whenever they change the dressing every other day, it's like ripping a band-aide off with the scab attached to it. Only this goes from sternum to below the navel.
Whole new levels of pain."

But I'm sure Mrs. Caveman has reminded you it doesn't approach
the pain of childbirth.

12:58 PM  
Blogger IR said...

Hey!

I really am uncomfortable quoting protestant clergymen, especially the less inhibited of our evangelical bretheren--but

"HEAL!"

Then you will have the energy to rag on me for being a doggy, and I'll have an excuse to drink beer to wash bandinage down with!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

That's a LOTTA time off Purgatory.

Our priest is a heavy believer in "temporal punishment," which occurs here as well as after (making all the usual assumptions...)

So enjoy it, more or less.

Easy for ME to say, hey!!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Angry Orthodox said...

Hey cavey, have your wife get you some Arnica at a local natural foods coop or homeopathic store. It'll help you heal a lot quicker. I go to a school founded a nun that specializes in this stuff. It isn't hippie shit, it's real down to earth supplemental stuff like the desert monks would use. I'd talk to a homeopath.

Been praying 4 you. I'll pray harder sir!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Jay Anderson said...

"Only this goes from sternum to below the navel."

Ouch, that's gonna leave quite a scar. So I guess that GQ photo shoot with you and Miss Lima on the beach is completely off now?

10:42 AM  
Blogger Simon-Peter said...

Percocet?

Share the wealth.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

You are in my prayers.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Take your percocet (LOVELY STUFF!) and get better soon.

11:40 AM  

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