|Hours after the cauterization|
A week later, I noticed flesh filling out the wound, which was a good sign; but the wound opening stayed the same. I ignored it and continued to follow mom's advise to put medicine and let it dry as much as possible.
WARNING: You may find the following images graphic. Do no eat while you read this post.
|Seven days after|
|18 days after, when the wound is dry|
|18 days after, after scab is removed|
One day I noticed a blot on the gauze covering it. I got worried since it was not usual. I was sure it was blood and not Povidone Iodine. So after work I went straight to the clinic. When the doctor removed the gauze blood flowed in; and though I am used to seeing blood, I freaked out and panicked after seeing it flowing out from my finger. The good doctor put pressure on it to minimized bleeding; after it stopped he carefully examined the wound. He found out that excess flesh prevents the wound from closing and that flesh needs to be removed and have the wound stitched. I agreed to him without any hesitation.
|Wound still open but these 5 stitches would help close it in|
UPDATE 04/24/2015: I had the stitches removed April 21. So far it went well (though it's painful when doctor's pulling the thread). He told me I can now go swimming but will still have to apply medications.
UPDATE 05/08/2015: Healed. Thank goodness!!