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How my leg is healing after a week

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Doesn't it look ugly? I actually had a nurse look at it and she said it was healing nicely. The yellow stuff isn't infection, its a sign that its healing. Would you believe it still hurts daily? The nurse thought I fell on asphalt because the abrasion is so deep. For the last few days, I have been using a salve to help it heal and my cats and dog try to lick the salve. Yucky. I know you love me, but I know where your mouth has been. I started using a bandage again to protect it from the animals, but my skin looks gummy now like its getting infected.

This is close to the area I fell. Notice the layer of small gravel on top of the hard, dense ground. Its slippery like glass marbles on cement. The "soil" in Tucson is more like cement. Davis Monthan Air Force base is close by and they are able to store airplanes here because the ground is hard enough without using something to reinforce the ground like cement.
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  • DOODIE59
    What the heck DID you fall on? I also assumed you had fallen on cement. It looks so uncomfortable!! But it also looks like it is healing, so that is good news:)
    1673 days ago
  • SUE_2U
    May I suggest a silver gel? It is antibiotic as well as antifungal and antiviral. It helps heal things very quickly and even eliminates MRSA. I got MRSA in a tiny burn on my arm when I went into the hospital for testing. My bf brought home the silver gel instead of the neosporin and it worked so fast! I don't use anything else on wounds, now.
    1673 days ago
    If you are worried about infection, get neosporin and keep a bandage on it. It does look better. Hopefully you've been able to do a little walking.
    1674 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    Ouch!!! That looks very painful. Hope it heals soon. emoticon emoticon
    1674 days ago
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