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  1. #11
    Can you bridge the area with foam (two cell-phone shaped pieced on either side of the wound, not a donut) or change your backrest so you don't get pressure on the area when doing your tilt backs? If not, I suspect that tilting back for 1-2 minutes every 15-30 minutes will not hurt the wound area as long as you come to full upright sitting in between, and you are not a "sacral sitter".

    (KLD)
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  2. #12
    Feel better and I hope you heal quickly.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Can you bridge the area with foam (two cell-phone shaped pieced on either side of the wound, not a donut) or change your backrest so you don't get pressure on the area when doing your tilt backs? If not, I suspect that tilting back for 1-2 minutes every 15-30 minutes will not hurt the wound area as long as you come to full upright sitting in between, and you are not a "sacral sitter".

    (KLD)
    wow how big a cell phone?? that would be on top of the bandage? change to what kind of backrest? yes I do sacral sit, so don't tilt at all?
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

  4. #14
    thanks Patton.

    Lyn in the 1st doc's defense my temp was just 99 and my white blood cell count wasn't elevated then.
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    It was a rectal abscess. Just got out of hospital. nurses said it's doing well, not much blood, but am still scared. it's not down to the bone though.

    the wound nurse said I should not tilt all the way back to 50 degrees as would put pressure on it [it's maybe an 1.5" above anus], does that sound right? so how far back should I go?
    Well, I was right, unfortunately. I'm sorry.

    So did you go into surgery and they performed an I&D to drain it? Just antibiotics? Are you left with an open wound now?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    wow how big a cell phone?? that would be on top of the bandage? change to what kind of backrest? yes I do sacral sit, so don't tilt at all?
    Two pieces of foam, about the size of a smart phone, on either side of the wound. Best to stick to your chair back and not your skin. What kind of backrest do you have now? If you are a bad sacral sitter, you may need to limit your up time during the healing process.

    (KLD)
    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 10-23-2017 at 01:58 AM.
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  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Two pieces of foam, about the size of a smart foam, on either side of the wound. Best to stick to your chair back and not your skin. What kind of backrest do you have now? If you are a bad sacral sitter, you may need to limit your up time during the healing process.

    (KLD)
    Ah, foam taped to backrest. old chair without tilt has 15", I think, varilite air back. new chair has the tall ride designs Java back. air better with no tilt?

    I already am limiting my sitting up time.
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by paraparajumper View Post
    Well, I was right, unfortunately. I'm sorry.

    So did you go into surgery and they performed an I&D to drain it? Just antibiotics? Are you left with an open wound now?
    I&D and antibiotics. wound is about 3.7 centimeters deep I believe. packing it with iodine gauze strips.
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

  9. #19
    Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any thoughts?

    wound is now 3.5 centimeters
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any thoughts?

    wound is now 3.5 centimeters
    Sounds like the old joke... ask 4 economists about what is happening in the economy and you will get 8 opinions, or something like that.

    Whose opinions/advice are you supposed to trust, when all of the individuals you site are supposed to be trained and knowledgable? Mystery! Meanwhile, you are the one at risk. Can you see a medical doctor who is a wound specialist, rather than a nurse?

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