Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Off to the doctor today,

Complications with the open wound on my back which not only refuses to heal but is now infected.

15 comments:

11Fsteve said...

Heal well, Mike. God bless you, make you healthy and keep you safe.

Anonymous said...

Mike - there is a fair amount of research on the healing properties of honey, particularly for infections. If you can, take a look at the research (google honey + infection healing) to read up on it. It works with MRSA and other serious infections that refuse to heal. Good luck today - prayers are headed your way.

Anonymous said...

Mike, I do not know the cause of your infected, nonhealing wound, but, just in case this might help, a circa WWII trick that nurses used for bedsores that refused to heal was to pack those open sores with SUGAR and cover with gauze. I know that sugar application works because I witnessed it on an elderly, bedridden patient.

Doctors don’t use sugar today because they say it can cause infection. But . . . if nothing else works . . . ?

Doctors also found, after the big Chicago hotel fire some decades ago, that Vaseline healed burns faster than the ‘cutting edge’ antiseptic ointment that the hospital ran out of.

In other words, new is not necessarily more effective.

God bless and keep you, Mike. You have been carrying on so VALIANTLY.

Anonymous said...

Circulation issues, Mike. Gotta restore circulation to that area through vasodialators and massage.

Ryan said...

Hey,
Try packing it wish sugar. It is an old school cure that works like a charm every time I am tried it!

Dr.D said...

Mike have some one go to the health food store and get some "Golden Seal" herb. then sprinkle the powder directly in the wound. then cover with a lose gauze. this treatment fixed a bad ulcer on my father in laws leg that the doctors couldn't fix.

Dr. D III

eddy3 said...

Prayers

III said...

Contact your nearest homeopathic store for a natural remedy. You think nobody in the "old days" ever had a wound that wouldn't heal and got infected? They knew what to do.
And apparently that sugar fix works. Look it up online. Everybody is talking about it.

When you get home, why don't you run a potshot article on the swine at the SPLC. I've missed seeing you slice and dice them. You can use this for inspiration: http://www.conservapedia.com/Southern_Poverty_Law_Center

SWIFT said...

When you get tired of the doctor's "best practices", that don't work, try colloidal silver on the wound. My eyes stand as a witness to it's healing power.

Anonymous said...

May the Angel of Truth watch over you and keep you. A pristine StG44 cradled in his loving arms to mince all Weavers of Evil who dare sour the air..
Sipsey... sure Been priceless reading for this Canuck

JudgementComes said...

You are in the prayers of so many...God Bless You Mike.

No medical advice from me ...

Do what you think is best with the intel you have.

Crustyrusty said...

Prayers headed up, Mike.

As far as sugar and honey go, there is evidence that is effective on wounds. (getting technical here) The high sugar concentration increases exudate to the wound, helping to cleanse it. It also impedes bacterial growth by depriving them of water. The medical community at large won't admit it, but I've seen it work myself.

Anonymous said...

Mike-
Glad you're still kicking. I won't mete out medical advise, I'm still in the "have a dog lick it" camp, and will defer to the trained. Hoping to make it back down in the spring.
in defiance

JAQUEBAUER said...

My father in law has had complications from a heart bypass operation, where the the surgical site would not heal and became infected. Its been a year and he still has 3 holes in his chest that have not closed up. Some of the treatments they have used is vacuum healing, where a patch is placed over the wound area and a vacuum pump is attached to the patch to evacuate and pull the wound site closed. His insurance only paid for a few months of treatment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was also tried, and again, the insurance would not pay for all the treatments needed. An infectious disease Doctor was overseeing these treatments and he was also on some special antibiotics. Mom is now the caregiver and she is cleaning the remaining wound cavity with a diluted mix of clorox bleach and water. MRSA was not a factor, but my father in law is a diabetic and persons with diabetes do not heal as fast.

Anonymous said...

Go bacteria go! I'm rooting for ya!