Last night as I was getting ready for bed a bit later than usual, I noticed the wound from my pleurodesis surgery on 9-15-12 was burning and stinging. I had not felt this before. Marvin looked at it and said it looked a bit angry with red and perhaps some discharge, so it was up and out to the emergency room at UCIMC. After treatment, removing the stitches that seemed to be irritating the skin and getting a little infected, the doctor sent me home where we arrived around 3:00 am. I was overtired and could not fall asleep after that until after 4:00 for some reason, so today I am dragging. I have been napping off and on all day.
I still seem to be running a fever of about 100.6 or so in the afternoon. I take Tylenol®, which usually helps, except this afternoon I don’t know what’s going on. It seems to be climbing still. Marvin is taking a nap, and I am applying some cool compresses to try to control this stupid fever.
I just want to get this whole infection under control so I can start feeling better and regaining my endurance. This truly sucks.
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