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Thread #32018   Message #419313
Posted By: SINSULL
16-Mar-01 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: FUN Surgical & Testing Procedures
Subject: RE: BS: FUN Surgical & Testing Procedures
Dated a sailor who had just that, JP. The hospital had a ward full of sailors all with the same problem. Guess you are born with it and it may never act up. But when it does - nasty flu like symptoms and infection. So they open it and leave it open. It has to heal from the inside out or it closes over a newly forming cyst. Now the fun part: Several times a day the open wound has to be flushed with Hydrogen Peroxide or some such liquid to keep it clean. It hurts like hell. The guys in my friend's ward had to do it for each other. Saved the nurses time and the theory was that they would be extra careful with each other knowing that they were soon to be on the receiving end of the wash. So you have an superating open wound that hurts like hell, a regular dose of HP which also hurts like hell, and if you are lucky, it doesn't heal properly - he had to go back twice before they got it to close.