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Infected Cyst Please Go Away!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I haven't posted in a while. I believe I had mentioned a few days ago that I have an infected cyst on my shoulder that has been giving me grief. I've had this cyst for a few years now. Normally doctors would just cut it out and that's the end of it, but because I scar really badly, they don't want to risk it.

Friday I noticed that it was swollen and painful, I could barely stand a bra strap rubbing against it. I went into the clinic that evening and got a prescription for antibiotics. I'm still on the antibiotics, the cyst has swollen up to the size of a golf ball and I am in a lot of pain. Any movement of my shoulder hurts. The combination of the pain the antibiotics, and oncoming shark week have left me pretty cranky and unmotivated. I also don`t want to risk having the cyst burst while I`m at the gym.

Anyhow, I'm hoping this thing will burst soon, then I'll feel much better. I ate pretty well yeserday and did a home workout. Might workout at home again today. I am not doing a weigh-in or stats until the cyst drains.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
USMAWIFE 7/7/2012 2:46PM

    try using hot compresses to drain out the cyst.

Also soak pads with castor oil and place on them. It helps with the pain and draining


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NYKIMMIE 7/4/2012 8:13PM

    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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JOANNKW 7/4/2012 7:01PM

    I hope it is resolved soon. They don't recommend warm compresses or any thing? Sounds awful.

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 7/4/2012 12:06AM

    Ouchie!! Is there anything else they can do barring cutting it out? I had to have mine surgically removed this past march. It didn't leave too bad of a scar. I don't know.... I may risk the scar to get relief and have it gone! Sending healing vibes your way! Hoping you feel better and can be rid of your cysta (that's what I called mine) soon! Good luck!

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 7/3/2012 10:17PM

    Hope healing comes your way soon!! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 7/3/2012 10:13AM

    Best wishes to you!!

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