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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    No MRSA thankfully but lots of tunneling and swelling. I can tell you that I think everyone should have their wound packed at least once in their lives, and there are some people (like the administration at U of O) whom I wish could experience it on a daily basis.
    Glad you're on the mend. You're a cool guy Snack!
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    Hope youre feeling better snakem. What does it mean to have your wound "packed"?
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    When the puss and fluid is drained there is a large open cavity where the infection was, to keep it open and all it to drain the stuff the cavity with sterile gauze. The doctor had scsisors, 6 inch cotton swabs and all four of his fingers inside of my leg stuffing gauze into the cavity. I could see the cotton swab completely disappear into my leg shoving the gauze to the edge of my abscess. The first several days he stuffed well over 6 feet of gauze into my leg. Later they grab hold of the end of said gauze and pull it out, followed by shoving syringes full of saline into the wound as far as it will reach to irrigate the infection, then they shove more clean gauze back in. On good days it only happened once a day. Once it happened three times.

    Here's a video of a guy that had a MUCH smaller wound/abscess. Be warned it is GRAPHIC, and if you have a weak stomach or don't like blood don't click the link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5X7rM6Y1C0
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    Snack-
    After my first shoulder surgery-a LONG time ago-I had an abscess and the SMELL got to me more than the pain or the pus and gunk !! Smelled like dead tuna !
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    So sorry I asked. Hope everything goes well for you.


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    Herk did you watch the video?
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    Herk did you watch the video?
    That's a big no. I don't need to puke all over my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    When the puss and fluid is drained there is a large open cavity where the infection was, to keep it open and all it to drain the stuff the cavity with sterile gauze. The doctor had scsisors, 6 inch cotton swabs and all four of his fingers inside of my leg stuffing gauze into the cavity. I could see the cotton swab completely disappear into my leg shoving the gauze to the edge of my abscess. The first several days he stuffed well over 6 feet of gauze into my leg. Later they grab hold of the end of said gauze and pull it out, followed by shoving syringes full of saline into the wound as far as it will reach to irrigate the infection, then they shove more clean gauze back in. On good days it only happened once a day. Once it happened three times.

    Here's a video of a guy that had a MUCH smaller wound/abscess. Be warned it is GRAPHIC, and if you have a weak stomach or don't like blood don't click the link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5X7rM6Y1C0
    Yum, nothing like getting that necrotic tissue out of the wound.

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