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Old 01-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I usually do it all wrong, so I'm not much help here, but remember, I'm pullin for ya, we're all in this together. Keep your stick on the ice.
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Radiation burn. Been keeping it moist, should we give it a chance to scab over?
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What are you getting radiation burns from?
Gotta be an interesting side to that story
I give. Is this from chemo? I must have missed something.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:15 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I give. Is this from chemo? I must have missed something.
You missed your red/blue star.
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You missed your red/blue star.
Well hell. I remember something about bleaching the concrete and not eating the carpet pad and that’s it.
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I give. Is this from chemo? I must have missed something.
Fluoroscopy (x-ray).
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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... but remember, I'm pullin for ya, we're all in this together. Keep your stick on the ice.
All this AND a Red Green quote

I've never dealt with the wound you're managing, so I'm of little help aside from do what the 'sperts tell ya.
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Fluoroscopy (x-ray).
For those of us not in the know. CG got burned from an X-ray?
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I underwent an emergency Tips procedure because I was bleeding out. Constant flouroscope was the only way the doc could see what he was doing.
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I had to research Tips. Best wishes your way and hang tough.
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Semi-specialist, since I burnt myself up a decade ago....

Silvadene Cream is your friend.

It's basically silver in a cold-cream solution. It has antimicrobial properties that keep the wound bug-free while it's healing, and it keeps oxygen away from the wound, which is what makes it hurt. When I was fried, I slathered it on about 1/4" thick, added tefla pads, wrapped w/ gauze, and then a compression wrap (it was my arm). Changed it about 4 times a day at first, 2X after a month or so when the oozing went down. It took fucking forever for the skin to replace itself, until then, uncovered, it hurt like a mofo.

Once things seem to be healing a bit, add a coating of vitamin E oil to your flesh before adding the cream. This keeps you from developing hard scars.

For pain relief, I found far, far better than the Vicodin they prescribed, especially since I had a twice daily de-breeding routine I had to conduct (brillo pad on burnt flesh). Only bummer was you fried through that high in about 18 seconds of scrubbing. Vicodin did fuck-all for that moment, and left me feeling like I was walking underwater all day.

Burns fucking suck.
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One pic is a close up.

Can't get other pic to upload.
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^^Are the white patches new flesh, or mini-blisters?

Mine looked more like BBQ, and after the dead stuff was all gone the new flesh developed from little "cauliflowers" that look sorta like those white spots.

No experience with radiation. All my burns were self-inflicted immolations.
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I underwent an emergency Tips procedure because I was bleeding out. Constant flouroscope was the only way the doc could see what he was doing.
Holy shit! I just saw the photos. That’s a dangerous scenario. You need to stay exteremely vigilant to prevent infection of that. I’ll defer to the real experts on the exact treatment regimen.

I was afraid it was from radiation cancer treatment. I guess it good to hear it’s not cancer.

Edit: I had to have my hand fluoroscoped once decades ago to aid the doctor in getting out some embedded metal shavings that were floating around. I still have the scar but I don’t remember any burns.

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Some good advice, but the best posted was:

My advice is aggressively push Dr to get wound specialist involved.

That burn is significant in size and even when everything is done correctly infections still happen.

I've had lots of experience with thermal burns and bed sores. Some radiation burn which are a little different. You want professional eyes on your burn so if things start look like there going south prompt and aggressive treatment can be initiated.

Just my $0.02.
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Some good advice, but the best posted was:

My advice is aggressively push Dr to get wound specialist involved.

That burn is significant in size and even when everything is done correctly infections still happen.

I've had lots of experience with thermal burns and bed sores. Some radiation burn which are a little different. You want professional eyes on your burn so if things start look like there going south prompt and aggressive treatment can be initiated.

Just my $0.02.
I am thinking, since this is a radiation burn it might be really deep. IMHO: Go see the doc.
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Damn that looks nasty. I agree with what’s been said. Call the doc! What he doesn’t know can hurt you.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:21 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Get on the phone with Dr.’s office and tell them the charge nurse fucked up and you have an oozing radiation burn that’s untreated.
X50.... Though I was going to say try getting a hold of case management at the hospital. You discharge paper work might have the information for the home health as well.

When I did a rotation with the wound care nurse, the thing that stuck with me most was "We don't always know what route to take, and sometimes we have to multiple routes and see what works best."


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Damn that looks nasty. I agree with what’s been said. Call the doc! What he doesn’t know can hurt you.
And not some Canadian back cracker that pretends to be a doctor on web wheeling forums. An actual doctor.
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Just looking at that pic my back hurts. Damn! Get better!



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The wife says the creams are good and keep up with them. She suggests that the vaseline gause is not allowing the wound to drain properly and you should try a product called mepilex transfer wound dressing. Looks like its available OTC.

She wants you to seek out a wound center that has a hyperbaric oxygen facility and consult with them about treatment options. If you post here or PM me your general location she will be happy to find a good facility for you.
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She wants you to seek out a wound center that has a hyperbaric oxygen facility and consult with them about treatment options. If you post here or PM me your general location she will be happy to find a good facility for you.
I believe they are in Shreveport La. at moment, otherwise Longview Tx area
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She said that looks excellent. Keep doing what your doing.

She mentioned that burns are very prone to infection, keep it clean and keep the silver cream on it. An infection will be very bad.

Yes, the white patches are new skin growth.

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And not some Canadian back cracker that pretends to be a doctor on web wheeling forums. An actual doctor.
Again, i have lots of experience with wound care and its one of my specialties in my practice.
It falls under my use of Laser which i have been doing for over 8 years now.
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you could try hyperbaric treatments, I am a diver and we use it for decompression sickness but there are people that use if for healing up bad wounds. You are basically doubling tissue growth thus healing faster.
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The wife says the creams are good and keep up with them. She suggests that the vaseline gause is not allowing the wound to drain properly and you should try a product called mepilex transfer wound dressing. Looks like its available OTC.

She wants you to seek out a wound center that has a hyperbaric oxygen facility and consult with them about treatment options. If you post here or PM me your general location she will be happy to find a good facility for you.

The hyperbaric treatment is a great idea. I had a buddy who went to dive school and worked those chambers for a living in medical clinics and he told me that the results he saw in patients over time was amazing.

I've got another friend who's a full quadriplegic and he'd get terrible bedsores and would be laid up from work as a school teacher for months at a time in recovery from infection and other related issues. Bedsores and skin infections are serious business. He sought out hyperbaric treatment with his Docs and he found that getting super infused with oxygen on a regular basis increased his recovery speed on a huge scale. He could barely stay ahead of things as it was, but having his system cranked up on O2 really made a huge difference over time. It's worth checking out. Good luck.


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