For those not on the G+ or the FB, I am allergic to my sutures.
It started last weekend's trip to the ER on Friday night, where the steri-strips were causing me to break out in hives and the benedryl wasnt working.Yesterday, I called the surgeon about the "bubble" that was forming aong the incision. Slightly bigger than the head of an eraser, smaller than a dime. He asked me where it was located, and said that sounds pretty typical of a reaction to the internal desolving sutures.
I now have several other blister bubbles forming along the incision. And as long as they are not infrected (ew) then we just watch them, apply some neosporin and take more drugs. I'm on Atarax, which helps mitigate the histimines somewhat. But it interacts with EVERY medication I am currently on. Makes them more "effective". This means Effective = Increase in loss of balance, drowsiness and dry mouth. It is less than optimal. Last Saturday night, I had such compounded effectiveness, I couldnt form words and couldnt work my large muscles well enough to use crutches up 4 steps. I had to butt walk up every step and along the floor to the apartment.
My surgeon is wonderful and magic man when it comes to building me better feet. My body is the one being "persnickety." This wasn't elective surgery either. The part of the growth that you could see was roughly the size of a golf ball cut in half. The parts that we couldnt see was the other half of the golf ball though the fascia. It was longer than we could feel on the surface. And it was angry. Red, swollen and frankly all sorts of just pissed off at being on my fascia (though truthfully, I was pretty pissed off that it was growing there to begin with.). Doc says this is the stage just before it starts to spread and spawn sub growths. So we caught it in time. If I had waited, they would have had to take the whole fascia rather than just most of it.
We are watching the left foot, knowing full well that I may be back in the same situation next year with the left foot. The growth is there, only smaller and waiting and not angry. Next time I am not going to wait until after Pennsic. If it needs to be done, we are going to just do it.
There is some good news in all of this grumping. The tests came back on the growth and it is benign. And all of the steri-strips on the left foot have also "fallen off" (I got the go ahead Tuesday that the left foot could be soaked and washed). So when I finally have all the glue removed, it should mostly stop itching.
At this point, I'd almost rather have my foot re-broken than this suture fiasco.
I'm doing ok. I realize that I am whiny and a bit on the "i'm 5" state. I am just frustrated and a little depressed. And I am preparing myself for the fact that my stitches are more than likely not coming out on Monday.