A Delicate Matter (12A)

12A - Contains 1 or 2 adult references to the nether regions.

Pre-amble

With any blog of a personal nature there is always the question of how much to include. If the blog is only read by anonymous readers, people you don't know, then it's less of a concern but when it comes something you know is read by family, friends and colleagues then it can become an issue. With a blog about a medical condition that's even more likely to raises these sorts of issues.

However I want to try and be as honest as I can in this blog to show what it is really like to deal with this treatment and to try and show it warts an all ( almost literally as it happens but I'll get to that in a moment).

For those few people who stumble on this blog who are having to deal with something similar or know someone who is I think being open is important. As for the rest of you, stop sniggering at the back there.

Details

Yesterday as well as feeling under the weather I noticed a quite firm and slightly sore swelling on my perineum (no I'm not providing a link for that, look it up yourself if you don't know where it is :oP).

I figured this was possibly just a heat rash type thing and when I got up this morning it was not as swollen as it was yesterday. However I decided to mention it to the nurse at the day clinic today when I had my bloods taken and get it checked out just in case it was a pre-cursor to anything more serious.

They took me into a side room for the doctor to examine me. Yes it was slightly embarrassing but they are all professionals and there was almost no sniggering. No of course there was no sniggering. They said I was right to mention it than have something develop. The doctor thinks it might be a minor infection and although it has already gone down slightly he prescribed some antibiotics for me.

These are a new type, for me, called Metronidazole that deal with anaerobic bacteria that can infect this area.

The moral of the story is I'd rather be embarrassed than seriously ill.

At least I am only on Metronidazole tablets, the instructions for the suppositories are, quite literally, rather chilling:-

HOW TO USE METRONIDAZOLE SUPPOSITORIES

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. If the suppository is too soft, it may be chilled in the refrigerator or under cold running water before unwrapping.
Brrrr!






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