Edited by post on August 4, 2014, 5:23 pm
When I took the icepack off I noted by "touch" that there was a very hard spot on my lateral breasts- I thought what did they leave on me (one week post op) in the operating room that I didn't notice.I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror- a small portion of the skin was as hard as a rock and cold and pasty white and had an indent in it- presenting similar to pitting edema except white in color- this area was about the size of two quarters in diameter maximum (this area now has a small blister one it) - the rest of the area where the icepack was pink. I put a warm compress (not hot) on it and the color came back almost instantly and the indentation that was pure white was more of a normal skin color. I had extreme pain when I warmed it up (it felt similar to a charley horse in your leg) and felt nauseated. I took a half of Norco and went to bed. Could it be the skin was extremely thin in that area which could have contributed? My skin is very sensitive I know. maybe that was part of it? After an open biopsy (20 min. case) the surgical drape (adhesive part) that was partly on my skin (not on towels) caused a burn which showed up two days later. But, not anything like this. Yet it took about 2 weeks to normalize.
Anyway, I went to my doctor today and she said it was a burn and ordered silvadene cream and told me to continue my antibiotics po. Follow-up in one week. What are your thoughts - with the more detailed history of the event that I gave you?
I really appreciate it.