||[May. 26th, 2009|10:38 pm]
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
Here, have eighteen tracks of fairly random assemblage: Totally Twisty Tuesday Mix over at 8Tracks. It includes some of the usual suspects of course -- although Bill Nelson's fairly well hidden in both of his appearances -- and a handful of "where did THAT come from?" tracks, including entries by Warm Dust and Frijid Pink.|
Today was the day for another change of the dressings on my legs, followed by a shower and some serious debreding. I am no longer in blue and pink; now it's neon green and pink. What's going on here is that the stasis dermatitis ended up ulcerating on both ankles, a not unusual circumstance (I just found out that my maternal grandfather suffered from the same issue with dermatitis, and he used to end up with ulcerations constantly, so I guess I'm fortunate.) The only real way to deal with such ulcers is to wrap the affected area in what's known as Unna Boots -- gauze bandages soaked in either zinc oxide paste, or a blend of zinc oxide paste and calamine lotion; the later is what I have. The bandages are hot pink, and come out of the packet sticky and gelatinous. These are then covered with CoFlex wraps and the whole lot left to stew for a few days or so. Amongst other things it makes it difficult to shower (plastic and duct tape gets involved) but the whole thing is fairly comfortable, which always surprises me as I rather hate wearing socks.
Anyway, at this point the ulceration on the right ankle has healed completely, which is a relief. The left ankle is well on the way to completely healing (although i think there'll be a scar from that one), but it's taking a little longer because the damage was considerably worse -- I was worried for a while that it might be a new dose of the MRSA that bit me last year, but there were few similarities beyond the scope of the damage -- for one thing, it wasn't looking like the flesh-eating horror that was the MRSA site.
Anyway, one more week with the Unna Boots and covers, and then I can go back to using the topical approach. For one thing, my sandals will fit properly again....