Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Abnormal AoM

Well, I can't do anything the normal way. Noooooo. Not me. I have to be complicated.

Seems the docs disregarded my allergy to lidocaine and used it on each one of the four incisions they made for my lap coli procedure last week. So, now I itch like crazy and each small incision looks as if it is in the middle of a giant red raised mosquito bite. I don't think they're infected because there is no heat on the bumps. So, I'm taking benadryl like mad, trying not to scratch the damn things and walking around in a drowsy stupor.

Update: Now, the bumps feel hot, so I'm worried that it is more than an allergic reaction and that they may be infected. I seem to always get post-op infections and I even asked the doc for preventative antibiotics following the procedure and I didn't get them. *sigh* I hope I'm wrong and it is just allergies.


  • At 11:13 PM, May 09, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    My surgeon's nurse, today, told me to put neosporin and bandages on the sites and take benadryl. Well, that didn't seem like a good idea to me and it wasn't working. So, in my heightened itchiness an hour after two Benadryl, I call the on-call surgeon. He calls back and tells me it sounds like I'm having a reaction to the goo they paint on the skin to make the steri-strips stick. He said he's had several patients have a reaction to it and there is a steroid/antihistamine cream that can be rubbed on them, but he didn't want to call that in without seeing me. So, he told me to put calamine lotion on it (which I asked the nurse about doing earlier and she said no) and to use an icebag on it. While I'm still itching, it actually does feel a bit better trying these two remedies. Wish me luck. I'm dying here.


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