Well, wouldn't you know that the doc I saw on Friday was in the office when I went to see my doc on Thursday for my yearly physical. My doc was not happy at all. Not to mention that my leg had a huge black scab like spot on the back and was very red and hot on the edges. He sent me immediately to the local wound care clinic. Boy did my day get long. Luckily they got me in right away and they are sooo nice. The took pictures of my leg-YUCK and basically confirmed what I suspected. The black was dead skin. Their concern was that under the dead skin I was either regenerating new skin or it was killing off the skin underneath. Because I had let the skin dry out-not knowing really how I should treat my leg at the time they wanted to get the skin soft and damp. To do this they put a vasaline type soaked gauze on my leg then wrapped my leg in a 4 layer wrap. It basically looks and feels like a soft cast from my toes to my knee.
The good news is that when I went in for a dressing change on Monday, the site had shrunk to almost half of what it was-Yeah. So now I go in on Thursday to see the nurse practicianer and she sets the next steps in treatment. I am assuming that they will be removing some of the skin that has softened. The nurse said she was also pleased that there wasn't a larger amount of discharge from my leg-looked nasty to me, green and gunky. There was still some swelling in my foot and leg so I still need to stay off it. Not fun but what can you do.
Speaking of health care-I just read my dear friend Esther is committed to lose 45lbs before August. I need to lose about 40-45lbs so I am thinking this is just the motivation I need.
For now, One Teach