Saturday, April 05, 2008

My Ouch Update

Monday afternoon was my appointment with Dr. Sureddi for the cyst on my back. She could tell by looking that it was infected, wrote an Rx for an antibiotic, and sent me off with a surgeon's phone number (as expected).

Yesterday was my appointment with the surgeon, Dr Mittal. He lanced it to allow to drain the infection and to make sure it will heal properly. I will need to see him in 6 weeks for follow up and then possible removal. Since an infection recurrence is likely, I plan to have it removed at that time. I don't want to have to go through this again down the road because I didn't have the cyst removed.

2 comments:

carolynn said...

I agree, best to have it removed. I'm sorry you have to deal with it at all!!

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

Yep - have it removed! I had a small tumor removed from the middle of my back a few years ago - sore for a day or so - but then was fine. I had 2 stitches.