Tzan wrote:I got my staples out today, 20 of them.
Oof, try about 180 of them! I'll get pics up eventually, but I had to have a Wound-vac attached to my leg for the first couple weeks, and I had staples running up and down the entirety of my right leg, and about 30 on my left leg just from the hole where they grabbed some vein I didn't need and replaced my torn-up femoral artery with it.
Oh boy am I excited to show off these wound-vac pictures though. A wound-vac is basically this spongy black bandage that they tape onto whatever massive hole you have in your body, and the attached hoses suck out all your mojo/puss/other bodily fluids. They had to change the dressing on it every 3 days or so, during which they tore off this thing which hurt like hell. Even if it's only been 3 days and even if there's a layer of super-gauze between my exposed muscles and my bandage, since they're literally ripping this thing off of my muscles while I'm awake. On the plus side, I got to look at my muscles, tendons, and even the fat in my leg!