Saturday it was itching a lot and I thought..........."Oh good, it's healing."
Finally I couldn't stand it and took off the band aid and it was all bumpy. That brought to my mind when I had medical tape on my arm (IV) at my colonoscopy and that was all red and bumpy. I ignored that but again? Well it just got bumpier and itchier so I thought I should go to the doctor today and let her look at it.
She may have gasped when I showed it to her. It is infected which I had no idea. I thought all the redness was related to the reaction to the band aid. Plus the doctor told me it was a severe reaction to the adhesive and I was to NEVER NEVER use band aids again. Really? It would only get worse so no I guess I won't. I have some topical antibiotic cream to use but if it gets worse or not any better I am to hightail it straight back there.
As usual while I was there I got many many compliments from my doctor on my fitness and how I was a role model for so many people. I do love my doctor. I love to leave feeling good. We did have a discussion on the way society undervalues teachers and doctors. She is not making a big living as a general practitioner and since she is a partner pays for her own health insurance and all that. I never thought about that but all doctors are clearly not raking in the money.
Back to my knee - I am basing my outfits the next few days on how loose they are around my knee. I want this cleared up quickly! It hasn't bothered me but my mind can certainly turn that around and make me think I am about to lose my leg. Heal knee! Heal!
I have been wearing pants in public as I do
not want to scare small children.