As I wrote in yesterday’s Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I experienced extra pain from Saturday to Monday, due to me overdoing it, physically.
By the time my nurse arrived on Tuesday, I felt improved.
When she uncovered my incision, she cut off a hanging bit of either skin or dried infection. Then, she wiped some of the infection onto a pad and showed it to me.
I was asked if I thought the colour looked greenish. I replied that I did think so. And, sort of cringed when I commented that I didn’t think it looked good. She agreed.
My nurse also said that I shouldn’t worry too much. If it wasn’t improved by the next time she would see me, then she may have to use vinegar or some medication to change the situation.
Apparently, this can happen if an immune system is compromised.
Hmmm… I reminded her that my immune system is compromised. After all, I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a rare Rheumatoid arthritic condition that has caused me to almost lose my eye in the past.
What many people don’t realize is that AS is an auto-immune disease, along the lines of MS or Lupus.
After she redressed my open, infected incision and left, I got on my computer.
Yes, she was right. The green tone to the infection might be due to that. However, I also read that it could also be from vitamins.
While sick, I couldn’t keep them down. In hospital and afterwards while taking antibiotics, I could not use them. But, a couple weeks ago, I began taking them, once again.
Believe me when I say I prayed that it was the vitamins causing the greenish tinge, and not any other sort of health problem.
While I prayed and tried to not worry, I am after all only human. Every time I began to think negatively about the greenish tinge, I reminded myself of God’s Word.
Matthew 6:31-32 says, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, Whatshall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”
Drawing on His Word, helps me, immensely. Always. But, especially in the midst of a trial. After all, He knows my needs. And, yours.
The good news is, that when my nurse returned Thursday, she told me the greenish tone was gone. And, she was shocked to see that it looked like my incision was trying to heal.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time…
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