Friday, May 16, 2008

Meeting with vascular surgeon

I met the vascular surgeon who had done my fistula, Dr. P. C. Gupta (an awesome guy, more about him in another post) and showed him the infected buttonhole site. I told him I was on Augmentin.

He examined the site and told me to continue the Augmentin for a total of 7 days.

The best part of the consultation came later however.

I discussed the swimming bit and he told me that it could be possible that the gap between my closing dialysis and getting into the pool was too small. He suggested I try swimming in the evening instead. He then had a better idea. He suggested I use an aerosol spray dressing called Healex which forms a water proof film over the area it is sprayed on and then I could swim in the morning too!

I'm going to try that soon.

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