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Month: April 2018

My New Friend Sucks

My New Friend Sucks

My new friend is not a person, but it is something that I’m close to and will, hopefully, enrich my life.  My new friend is a Wound Vac.  I mentioned in the previous journal entry.  Here I am wearing my new friend.  The actual vac looks like the one from the last post.  I need to wear it 24/7 for at least 2 weeks. My visiting nurse will be here on Monday to change the filter and dressing.  The tube runs…

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Current Wounds

Current Wounds

Quick follow up on the previous Journal entry.  To be honest, I’m not really sure why I’m showing you this.  Maybe it’s self pity, or just being thorough.   Regardless.  I’m currently packing the top and bottom wounds.  They are about 1.5″ deep.  The wound in the center is more superficial and doesn’t require packing.  I thought about adding a second picture showing the packing, but I decided not.  Here you go:

Health Update (unhappy face)

Health Update (unhappy face)

I don’t remember if I talked about my journey with wounds.  If I did and you read it, sorry, move to the next paragraph.  I had my “final” surgery to close up the hernia on my abdomen last June.  The hernia was the result of opening my stomach to remove 9 or 10 liters of liquid that had built up and was crushing my internal organs.  In August, I notice what looked like a small volcano, lava top and all,…

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