Wednesday, February 1, 2012


- from Repo Men, 2010. Song - Moloko - Sing It Back

Gotta love it... Over break, eye was the recipient of a LOVELY abscess on m'eye thigh. It started out as pain, then to hardness, then to discoloration (pink, purple, yellow, green) over about 1/3 the front of m'eye thigh. Then the discoloration faded away and it just turned into a big, regular abscess. It actually came up quite quickly, up to the point where the layer of skin covering it was very thin. It was obnoxious throughout the whole process, from before eye was sure what it would become, through the stage of it "becoming," as an abscess, cutting it open, packing and cleaning it every day, all the way up to stitching - every day walking, getting up, being in certain positions - all painful. Angel had to cut a three-inch long opening. It ended up being an inch deep (he didn't cut THAT far down, eye think half an inch or so, but the infection itself made it that deep) and half an inch wide. Night after night, squeezing m'eye nails into the side of m'eye thigh as a distraction, harder depending on what he was doing - packing in gauze is the worst, by the way. After the infection was cleared out, which took about a week or so, he stitched me up. These are the first stitches eye've ever had. Eye watched this scene of Repo Men on the last night of cleaning and then stitching, eye wish eye'd thought of it earlier. And it would be lovely to have some kind of material that automatically seals wounds, like they have in this scene.

The same night he started the thigh abscess process, he said he wanted to "just check" the one on m'eye hand, to see how far down it went, he was going to make "just a tiny cut." Trickery! He made the cut, then said, "Oh, it's farther down than eye thought." Cut more, then started squeezing. Squeezing an abscess on a bony area feels completely different than a fatty area. Then he cleaned it up and bandaged it. We haven't done anything else with it, but it appears to need one more cut and squeeze session. There was a tiny one on m'eye arm that had opened on its own and occasionally leaked out in two spots, and he squeezed out that one, too. One of m'eye friends decided to start calling me Spongebob because of all of the holes in me.

This morning while running across the street to catch the bus, eye slipped and fell on the ground. M'eye water and juice bottle spilled out of their side pockets of m'eye backpack and rolled away. There was a car in a different lane, and they stopped for me, even though eye wasn't in front of them. Eye'm lucky that the road was pretty clear of cars, but it was terrifying, imagining some car not seeing me and just running over me. Eye have a scraped knee, elbows, and palms, but the stitches are intact.

Eye'm liking school, eye seem to have remembered more of Spanish from last semester than eye would have expected. Our last in-class assignment that involved formulating and answering questions in Spanish, involving the material we had just learned, plus how to formulate sentences and vocabulary from last semester - we had to do it with a partner, then the professor went around the class asking us each for an example. We both thought that we didn't do well, but we did it just as we were supposed to do. We have an upcoming Anthropology assignment that amuses me - we have to ride a hotel elevator for about half an hour and observe "the customs of riding an elevator in Vegas."

Well, eye have about half an hour before eye have to head toward class, so eye'm going to attempt to catch up on blogs.

*P.S. - Sorry if comments aren't showing up... something's up with this site on this computer.  

18 comments:

  1. hey eye..... i had a wicked one on my shin about 3 years ago now. its still about half a mm deep and looks like i got shot. in the beginning it was about 5 mm deep and the size of a dollar coin.(bout20mm). its finally starting to flatten out. xo lilly

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    1. Eek. Well, at least you can say you got shot, instead of it being from drugs. Hahaha

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    1. & you're repetitive, and me saying this to you probably bothers you as little as you saying that bothers me.

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  3. Heye,
    Just noticed your comment on" Happy Solstice". I think most people are more interested in the comercial crap that seems to dominate Christmas. In my mind solstice eve & morning are much more exciting than opening a bag full of presents, half of which wont even see the light of day.
    Anyway I,m Glad you got to stay at school,WELL DONE. Got to dash ,the sun's shining & there's work to be done. It's all very well being self-employed but you've got to have twice as much motivation.
    xkarl

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    1. Well, back "before" ... eye always enjoyed shopping for everyone, getting fun gifts and then delivering them, always done a few days before Christmas. The stress and hurry were actually enjoyable to me.

      Oh goodness, self-employed. Yes, motivating oneself has to be pretty difficult at times - it's pretty hard for me to do homework unless eye stay at school to do it, rather than going home. That or make a special trip to the school library on the weekend. But at home? Very likely to just fall into a blob zone of watching movies. However, need for income can probably be pretty motivating to go work.

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  4. Heyechick! Your abscess sounds so nasty and painful. Sammy's Cousin always gets these nasty abscesses and treats them himself. When he tried to check into detox a couple weeks ago, they wouldn't let him in until he got it checked at the hospital. Turns out that he also had a blood infection, which I suspect was caused by the abscess bacteria getting into his bloodstream. I'm just sharing this as a cautionary tale, not to be preachy. Please be careful! I know I shouldn't talk, I tell people that I'm Dr. Susie and I got my license from webMD :-)

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    1. Heye again,
      Been so out of it recently I'd completely forgoten I'd already answered your comment on Solstices that Ive put another comment on your original comment.
      Abscesses are so horrible aren't they, I once had to spend a week in hospital because 3 of them made me so ill !

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    2. Eye'd be horribly frightened to go to the hospital - the lectures and stares. But mostly, the prospect of being cut off from drugs - go figure.

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    3. Yeah... "septic" abscesses... may or may not have experienced this to a small degree due to sometimes getting tons of headaches while eye have one, possible fevers who knows. However, maybe not - something about if they're infecting the blood, it will be visible as a line going from the abscess? Eye'd much rather do the at-home treatment thing, purchase antibiotics on the street just in case, things like that. But if there was a black line coming from it, probably wouldn't avoid the hospital at that point.

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  5. Somebody I know has a completely red leg with a GREEN scabby "focus" to the abscess o man I'd almost be willing to pay to lance that beauty right open!

    I hope yours heals right up and no lingering bullshit from it.

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    1. Haha, yeah some people like cutting them open, kind of like popping pimples. Eye don't get any enjoyment out of it, so it's good to have someone who kind of does.

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  6. That abscess sounds a beauty. I hope it heals properly without giving you bullshit

    take care ;-)

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    1. We have an upcoming Anthropology assignment that amuses me - we have to ride a hotel elevator for about half an hour and observe "the customs of riding an elevator in Vegas."
      this.....

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    2. The stitching thing didn't go perfectly smoothly, guess falling made some of them loose, had to deal with a bit of random oozing and cleaning. Now the skin is trying to grow over it and it looks funny, but it doesn't hurt at all. And of course, now there are more possible ones to replace it. Fun stuff.

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  7. you’re really a good webmaster.

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  8. I f*ckin h8 abcesses! Hope it heals quick time x

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