I'm snarling at the world at present. Over the weekend a small lump in my thigh blew up into a major blood-filled abscess, which is slowly draining. This morning it took me 3 hours to see a PA for 5 minutes to confirm the diagnosis. She's put me on an antibiotic to stop the infection, after which the abscess will have to be opened, packed and sutured to let it heal from the inside. Meanwhile, I must help it drain with hot compresses and gentle squeezes. Joy.
(The PA was annoyed with me because I said I could drain it every day with a needle and syringe. "Don't DO that! You'll make the infection worse!" "Not if I disinfect everything first. I did that in the military often enough." "Well... just remember, I told you not to!" She stomped off down the corridor muttering something about veterans. It didn't sound polite.)
Anyway, prayers for healing will be appreciated, as always. Please and thank you!