It's been a while since I posted about myself, but I still am having a really rough time with my level of pain being at a constant 8/9.
I had a little mishap a few days ago as well. My 16 year old was trying to hand me a plate that had a cup of spaghetti sauce on it that he had heated up (way too long) in the microwave. He thought I had it well in hand, and I did not. The cup of sauce spilled down my front and burned me quite severely. I have a large burn on stomach (about the size of a man's hand), as well as one along the inside of my breast. It was all blisters and burned several layers of skin. It is incredibly painful. I have been treating it with silvidene (sp) cream as well as triple antibiotic ointment, but it was still looking infected so I went to my PCP today and although he was horrified by what it looked like (he even called in a surgeon to look at it), they do not believe that it is infected.
This on top of my back pain is bordering on unbearable. It is making it almost impossible to sleep because every time I move just the littlest bit, it stretches or pulls on the burned skin.
Needless to say, my son feels horrible as well. He is a sweet, sensitive child who never fails to ask me several times a day what my pain level is like, and to think that he has added to my pain is killing him. I try very hard not to show it, but he just knows, he always has.
He has had a rough week as well, he had a tooth crack in half, and somehow got an infected lymph node and cellulitis in his upper arm. The doctor's are completely stumped on how he got the cellulitis as he doesn't have any scratches or cuts. He is a drummer, and taking culinary classes, and was not allowed to do either for the past week. He is responding to his 3rd antibiotic, and the infection has gone down from the size of a softball, down to a large egg.
I hope you all have had a low pain day!