Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hole in One, Anyone?

WARNING: Do not ignore a small insect bite, you might not know how potent is the bite!

It was a small bite on my right thigh, itchy & red.
I thought it was just a normal bite from an annoying insect & decided to ignore it.
As days passed, the bite became swollen & painful.
I thought it will go away if I just ignored it & applied medication on my own.

Few weeks later, the infected area did not subside & the wound became hard & painful. I finally dragged myself to the GP. According to the GP, I had cyst on my thigh so he advised me to take a week of antibiotics & ointment to apply but the condition did not improve at all. I went to see another GP a few weeks later & was prescribed the same thing. I asked the GP to take out the pus for me since the wound had soften but doctor advised me not to do it. 

Just like that, I endured for almost 3 months & the wound became soft. It looked like there's quite a fair bit pus inside the wound so I went to consult the 3rd GP :(
GP immediately advised me to go to A&E immediately to remove the pus. I thought it will just be a small treatment & never expected the doctor to tell me that I have to do a minor day surgery.

She injected some anaesthetic around the area & used a knife to cut a small line across my wound. She used an equipment to dig out all my pus & I think some of my infected flesh (I was screaming & crying in pain inside the operation room). After about 30 minutes of ordeal, I was finally limping my way out of the operation room.

Luckily everything is over now. I was imagining if I have waited a few more weeks or months later, probably the doc might need to amputate my right leg if the condition is beyond cure. Sigh! Anyway, now I just need to go to the polyclinic to change my dressing every alternate day until my wound close up nicely. It still looks very GROSS & I have to live with an ugly thigh for the rest of my life *sulk*.


ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FEAR FACTOR PICTURES?

 Waiting outside of the Operation room with my very infected "smooth" thigh

 After 30 minutes of torture, my thigh looked bruised & battered
I was brave enough to take picture of my disfigured thigh after the op, the nurses must be thinking I am crazy :P

 Waiting to make payment with a bandaged thigh...

3rd day after the op, took the picture while waiting for the nurse @ the polyclinic to change my dressing. What a big "hole"...any golf enthusiast here? Can play a game of hole in one :)

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24 comments:

  1. Oh no!! Glad you managed to get it healed before it got any worst.. hope it doesn't scar too bad.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Thks Ai...hope so! I need to take lots of Vit C & E now :)

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  2. I was gasping for air!! My whole body is feeling numb! Thankfully it is all over now... rest well... need further review?

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    1. hehe...sorry if my pictures frightened you. I go to the polyclinic every alternate for change of dressing only until the wound close up properly.

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  3. Hope you get well soon. That looks really nasty .

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    1. Thanks Dom, yah..nasty + ugly + painful...

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  4. Ouch, ouch, ouch! Take care Amie. Yes, apply apply vitamin E after it's healed to lighten the scar.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yah..this time I must not be lazy & must apply Vit E oil everyday after the wound closed up

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  5. It looks really bad. Glad that everything is all right now. Do take care and get well soon.

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  6. God! that was too creepy for an insect bites, thank you for the reminder. Get well soon:)

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  7. Owwwwwwwww! Big hugs! That must be so painful! Hope its all healed now?

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  8. oh man! it must be so so painful! My sis had something similiar when she was a kid, i'll never forget that hole! Pls take plenty VitC when it heals!

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  9. Omg... that looks really scary!!! take care.and get well soon....

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  10. Oh dear!! Fortunately you're fine! Apply Bio-Oil aft the wound heals

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    1. Yah...have to be diligent in applying.

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  11. Oh my gosh! What an ordeal!

    I think we mums are sometimes to used to having a high threshold of pain or tolerance for discomfort that we easily ignore stuff like this.

    Good to know you managed to keep your leg.

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  12. OUCH! you can still joke about playing golf! Hope the hole has closed up nicely by now.

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    1. The hole still quite big leh, u wanna play a game of golf? hehe

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