Apparently, a day or so ago, I scratched my lymphedemic arm just across from the elbow, about
1 1/2" long. It has scabbed over but then, something happened. I don't know if I re
opened the middle and deepest part of the scratch but suddenly, I was dripping fluid on the desk and the floor. I cleaned it up but then noticed more fluid on the computer chair. I went through a washcloth, 7 compresses and two band aids. It started at about
7 last night and must have ended at about
4 or 5 this morning. The arm is now softer and I can see wrinkles in it I haven't seen in years. I suspect that the fluid had so much pressure that it broke from the inside out, releasing the pressure and the fluid.
I have never heard of something like this happening before and I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. Of course, being a Friday night, there's no doctor available until Monday but I'm hoping that no infection will set it. I am now 13 yrs and 9 years from diagnosis and still the problems just don't seem to go away. However, it's better than the alternative.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".