Remember when I had the 19 day headache? Well during the ER visit, I asked the PA about a lump on my stomach. It had been there for months and was causing me quite a bit of pain.
She said it was a cyst and that there was really no reason to remove it other than cosmetic. I told her it hurt, she said it shouldn’t. That being said, I chalked the pain up to being from my RSD.
The pain got much worse and I would have to keep it covered. It was near the site of many scars and was situated right where the waistline of my pants would rest.
Then just recently, it opened…burst..ruptured.
The pain was fierce. A burning like acid eating through my skin. Stabbing pains, throbbing pains. Other spots opened up as well and it was weeping and oozing.
Sorry, I know it’s gross. But this is another lesson about waiting too long to get medical care. I seem to be a repeat offender.
I made an appointment with the PA at my family doctors office. She looked and said that this was not a cyst at all. It as an abscess! I had an abscess for nearly a year!
I get small sores and lesions all over. My left foot is in bad shape. My stomach near my scars is another battlefield…my upper arms, my legs..everywhere. One of those sores then became infected. Staph is everywhere.
It’s a sneaky vicious violent critter hanging out…just waiting to take up residence in your cuts, bug bites, scratches and other wounds.
MRSA scares me. When I worked in the tattoo shops, MRSA was a constant worry.
I had contracted staph once before…in my eyes. I almost lost my vision because I waited to long to get medical treatment.
If there is something abnormal on your body, something that isn’t right…no matter how small..any changes, please have your doctor check it out. Don’t put yourself on the back burner like I have so (very) many times.
I always use the excuse of I need to take care of my family, well my dumb ass has finally realized that in order to take care of them, I have got to take better care of me.