vurt wrote: Ian B wrote:
pain, it's pretty hard to live with. Though I won't ever PRETEND to know what you are going through, I have a significant amount of pain every day for a couple of decades. No details, but it's only every once in a while I'm not searing from pain.
It's funny, I'd always thought I had a fairly high pain threshold, but seemingly not, unless this time it's because the pain has been so constant and here so long, I'm just weary of it all. It's certainly bothered me far more than my recent broken shoulder, at least with that I could get comfy, but not with this cyst/whatever it is now.
i have one behind my left ear, similar story to yours been there for years but was pretty much the size of a pin head, unnoticable and no pain or discomfort at all, past few days it started aching a little feeling more like an abcess than a cyst, and has swollen up so much in a matter of days, it now pushes my ear forward ans now feels more like a burn than anything else.
i had one removed from behind my right ear last year at this time too, but that was fecking wierd they sliced right along the back of my ear and lifted it forward! the svar makes me look like a failed van goch.
think im just gonna let this one take its course, as i also had one on my neck a few year back, got rubbed by labels in teeshriirts n jumpers, eventually burst, covered it in savlon for a couple of weeks, and its healed up ok, and that one was pretty big, bout the size of a fifty pence piece
scar is about the size of an apple pip
savlon also helps the burning sensation now, hope the fact youre not alone helps
It's been there for years vurt, never bothered me at all until it flared up big style just over a week ago. In *normal* mode, inc the swelling, I'd say it's no bigger than a 10p piece, and while it's all but disappeared once or twice, it's come back but never got any bigger than that. Right now it's at least quadrupled in size and looks so red and angry. I think it must be infection because while I've had the cheesy looking and foul smelling discharge of a sebaceous cyst, this time it's leaking actual pus. Instead of being hard, I could squeeze it firmly before without it hurting in any way, it's now soft-ish and very, very painful to even the slightest touch.
On the bright side, while it still hurts like hell, it's also started to itch, which I've always believed was a sign of healing (old wives tale?) There's a obvious target for my GP to aim a lance at (a big yellow dome right in the middle) if only to relieve some of the pressure, but I'll pity anybody standing within 10ft if he does, they'll get covered. It may well be it's transformed itself into a common or garden boil or abscess, either way I just want it gone so I can get comfy/sleep again.
GaryG wrote:They say being shot in the stomach is one of the most painful places...
Sounds like it's ready to go. I had one on my back a couple of years ago, doc said they wouldn't remove it unless it went funny and the very next week it got quite sore. Wifey took one look and said she wasn't going near it then a day or so later it popped.
Maybe a hot flannel will help it on it's way (may relieve soreness too). Doc can always clean it up tomorrow.
I'll ask my GP to shoot me in the stomach tomorrow and get back to you over that, but I can't see there being much in it.
He's seen it several times but never really passed comment on it after I first approached him about having a *growth* on my stomach. I've tried heat pads/hot water bottle (over a dressing on the cyst of course) and they haven't done much good tbh, perhaps helping bring the pus to the surface, but that's about it.
The sheer weight of the f#cking has amazed me, it feels like I'm carrying around a bag of sugar that's been taped to my stomach. Still, this time tomorrow it'll be gone with a bit of luck, hopefully after it fading away overnight and only needing a course of antibiotics to complete the job.
RIP Black Tom and Beckett. They weren't just cats, they were MY cats, the best cats ever.