I can't even justify calling this thing an incision anymore. Gaping wound is more like it. I was cleaning it out this morning and trying to move away some of the dead tissue as instructed by my Dr. The only tool I had besides my finger was a Q-tip so I used that. I managed to work a hole through it and was rewarding with a geyser of gushing yellow fluid. That kind of freaked me out but really didn't surprise me because I had a feeling that this sucker was tunneling. It is really deep and keeps draining fluid. Probably all the fluid backed up from having the tubes out and not having drainage. I had been calling the surgeons office since Wed and today insisted on talking to someone. Of course the Dr was in surgery today and I won't be seen until Monday! I will probably need a nursing agency to come in and pack the wound etc... I am not happy about this at all! It is going to take weeks to heal this up. I'm just hoping the whole incision doesn't open up. It is not comfortable. I feel odd sensations in my chest when I move and when I drink hot or cold liquids I feel that under the mastectomy site too.
This reminds me of some of the terrible bed sores I have seen over the years while working at the nursing home. They take a long time to heal up. I am debating whether to post a picture of it or not. It is pretty gross so maybe not! Oh I was also chastised by the nurse for using a Q-tip! I guess next time I will just stick my finger in there and drill it around!