Friday, January 20, 2006
This really SUCKS!
Sorry to disappoint all of you, but these pictures are NOT gross.
My home health nurse arrived today to put on my "Wound VAC", which is exactly what it sounds like...it's a machine that puts negative subatmospheric pressure (i.e. vacuum pressure) on my icky wound and this will actually close my wound in about a week or less.
It was not a pleasant experience for the nurse or me to put this machine on, but it will all be worth it, I hope.
The tubing you see is where all the drainage, debris and dead tissue goes and is sucked into a holding canister attached to the vacuum motor. It's a little weird watching my body fluid flowing up this tube and dripping into a plastic cup. YEEWWWW.