Cyst issue

Update on my pilonidal cyst. Tuesday morning I went to the nurse office and asked them to get me  surgery date. I’m scheduled for surgery on february 20.

Tuesday evening I went to work, where I was on my feet for 5 hours. My butt hurt so bad I could barely walk. So when I got home I took a hot bath and that helped so much but I think the hot bath made the cyst drain cause I woke up Wednesday morning soaking wet with blood everywhere and a horrible smell. Horrible like a decaying dead body. It almost made me vomit. I threw everything i had on and all my bedding into the washing machine and washed it twice.

I was going to take another bath and I had even made my bath water but as a precaution I  called the nurse and she told me to come in immediately. so I drained the bath water and went to the nurses office. She decided to do a procedure on me, where she injected lidocaine into the butt area where the cyst is, she said it’s huge and deep. then once it was numb she drilled a hole in it to let it drain more and she poured saline water in it to flush it out. then she packed the hole with 7 inches of gauze and dressed it up with pads and tape. she said it would hurt later so she gave me a RX for pain meds.

ok that was yesterday, today, Thursday I woke up and that smell was back and I decided to go see the nurse first thing in the morning. First I stopped at Starbucks to get her a gift card cause she’s been so amazing for me.

so i got to the nurses office and this time what she did was painful and i think she has to do this for the next several days. What she does is pull out the gauze and flush the cyst area with saline water and then stuff it back with gauze. She says the reason they put the gauze is they don’t want the outer skin to fuse back together cause then the cyst could happen all over again and be infected.

After I left the nurses office I called my Primary Care Physicians office. I had an appointment to see him next Tuesday but I wanted to know if any of the doctors in the  office could see me sooner. So they had a Dr with an appointment open this afternoon. So I saw her and i just wanted to know if they can get me a referral for surgery earlier than the 20th. I don’t want to be dealing with this for 2 weeks. the bad thing abut my PCP office is I always have to pay a $70 copay whereas the nurse at school is free. Anyway the doctor looked at the cyst site and she said everything the nurse has done is great and they will work on getting me a better surgery date.

so that’s the update. I’m in good spirits. I dont stink right now so thank Anubis for that.

 

 

 

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TMI

when it rains it pours

I can’t catch a break

I just got over a bad cold and it hasn’t completely gone away and now…..

The following might be Too Much Information:

so the top of my butt crack has been hurting the past 2 days and I couldn’t see in the mirror what was wrong

so today I went to the free clinic at my school to ask the nurse to look at it and tell me what’s going on

she looked and said it’s pretty bad, there is an abcess growing in my butt crack, like a cyst and it hasn’t come to a head, she said it’s not draining

It’s called a Pilonidal cysts and I’m looking at the info on it online and its horrible, I might need surgery

While the cyst is not serious, it can become an infection and should therefore be treated. When a pilonidal cyst gets infected, it forms an abscess, eventually draining pus through a sinus. The abscess causes pain, a foul smell, and drainage. This condition is not serious.

It can be caused by obesity and ingrown hairs.

she said ordinarily she would poke a needle thru a cyst but because of where this is located she would not

she prescribed me some antibiotics and told me to take ibuprofen for the pain and to take lots of hot baths to help it out, moist heat helps

I took a hot bath tonight and it felt so good, there was no pain in the bath

I have to take these antibiotics for 10 days

This is awful y’all, wtf, why me?

 

Hunger

Today I was incredibly hungry and kept eating all day. I woke up at 2am to eat 1,000 calories of food. I just kept eating. I ate at work, I ate at home, I ate in the middle of the night. I don’t know if its related to my illness but I hope it stops. I ate over 3,100 calories in 24 hours.

Sick

I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks with a horrible cold that is triggering my asthma. I had to go to the hospital last week cause I was having trouble breathing. They gave me breathing treatments and put me on Prednisone for 5 days. I’m so tired of this cold, my ears are clogged up so I can barely hear.

I’ve been working and going to school despite being sick, which is probably why I haven’t gotten over this cold yet, I need to stay in bed for a week.

One day last week I was feeling miserable and decided to cheer myself up with junk food so I got cake, cheese-its and M&M’s. Yea that was a bad decision, made me gain 4 pounds. But I’ve lost 3 of them.

I’m ready to get out of the 280’s on my weight chart.  I was almost there last week before I ate all that crap. I need to lose at least 10 – 20 more pounds because I bought 4 pair of pants in a smaller size and they are a little too tight right now. Right now the size 22’s are a little loose but the size 20 are too tight.

Well that’s the update, if you have any questions, leave a comment

Trip to Detroit

I went to Detroit/Southfield to see my grandma. My grandma isn’t doing well, she is in pain and she can’t do anything like walk or ANYTHING at all. She has a  nurses aide that comes to her house twice a day. She’s suffering but she was happy to see me. One day I played music for her on my iPhone, she likes religious/spiritual music so I played Mary Mary and Chris Tomlin. I asked her about her childhood, she was telling me about graduating from high school in Georgia and after high school she moved to Michigan to find job. She ended up meeting my grandpa and getting married instead.

I had a nice time seeing family, my aunts and uncle and cousin. I saw my friend Yasminah who I hadn’t seen since 1993. We went to a nice vegan restaurant for lunch called Chive. Me and my aunt Vicki and cousin Apryl went to a Vegan Soul restaurant where they had vegan catfish that taste like real catfish.

On the last night I was there, I met my cousin Helene in downtown Detroit. We went to the Greektown Casino. I don’t gamble but it was impressive and lively. I ate a hummus pita that was delicious down there. Oh yea and there was a Wahlburgers across the street from the casino. I love the Wahlberg’s, well mostly just Donnie. Then we went back to my cousins house in Detroit and met up with her friend Latese. We had some jello shots that were pure hard liquor. ridiculous. We smoked a little. Ok I didn’t smoke cause I have a sore throat but they blew it in my face. So we were there for about 30 minutes, then we went to my Aunt Rhonda’s apartment. My Aunt Rhonda has a bar in her house filled with more liquor than a liquor store. Literally. Everything you could possibly want or conceive of was there from 1800 to Moonshine to daiquiri to Remy. Everything. I found a big bottle of Cake rum in her stock and I claimed it as mine for the night. It was sweet so I didn’t need a chaser. I drank it straight over ice all night. I drank the whole bottle. We listened to music. Despite their protests, I played one Korean song by BTS called “Mic Drop”, they said it sounded like any other hip hop song. Then we went to a cabaret. It was BYOL (bring your own Liquor) so I brought the cake rum. Helene brought Patron. Don’t remember what everyone else brought. Anyway it was fun, my brother met up with us there. I hadn’t seen him in a few years, like 6 years.We left there at like 2 am. I slept at my cousin house and got up really early like 7am to get back to my grandma’s house to see her before I headed to the airport.

I had catfish 3 times on my trip to Detroit. Once at the airport, once at a soul food restaurant around the corner from grandma house called Motor City Soul Food, and once at the cabaret. It was so good, there’s no place in this town I live in to buy fried catfish that I know of. There’s no soul food restaurant here either.

Also at the airport at this duty free shop they had a Tom Ford section and I really want the Tom Ford Vanilla Fatale perfume but it’s $225 for the smaller bottle. I really really want it.

For some reason right before I left grandma gave me money. I was like “why are you giving me money?” She said she appreciated me coming to see her so she wanted to give me something. Anyway it was a nice gesture but I’d rather have something I could keep to remember her by, like a piece of jewelry or some old pictures, or a blanket/quilt or a piece of clothing, something like that. We did take pictures though so that’s good. I don’t know if I will ever see my grandma again to be honest.

Here’s a picture of us. img_1643When I was a child, I thought my grandma was white. I was a teenager when I realized she wasn’t white. LOL Some people say there is a resemblance, we have similar noses.

There’s more pics on my Instagram.

Anyway it was a good trip.

Vacation

I got back from my vacation to Arizona at 2am yesterday. I had loads of fun and feel rejuvenated. I ate like there was no tomorrow. I had waffles every day for breakfast and drank a lot of liquor. I gained 5 pounds. I will probably lose that this week, HOWEVER, I am going to Detroit on January 3 and will probably gain the same 5 pounds back. I’m just trying to stay under 290 lbs. if possible. I’m going to see my ailing 90 year old grandma, try to get some pictures with her for the last time.

Day 85 ;The End of the Road

We’ve pretty much come to the end of the road as far as tracking my calories on this blog. I will still update regularly and I plan to continue the weight chart. I ended my weight at 283 this week so I didn’t reach my goal but I am happy with the weight I am at this week because I usually gain weight on my period and also I’ve been eating reckless the past 3 days. I went to Red Lobster yesterday with my mom to celebrate my good grades. Today we’re going to brunch.

What I ate:

Breakfast: protein oatmeal (380 cal)

Dinner: Lobster and Langostino pizza (690 cal), 2 Cheddar Bay biscuits (320 cal), Tuna poke (74 cal), Apple martini (200 cal), chocolate martini ( 330 cal), Manhattan (176 cal)

Total calories 2,170

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