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On Friday, I went back to the hospital to have my main surgical incision squeezed and checked. The doctor decided to take the stitches out. It was somewhat painful – more so than the smaller scars that had been de-stitched the day before. She told me that I should do the squeezing and changing the dressing from now on, and that I didn’t need to come back unless I had a problem or the discharge didn’t dwindle away over the next few days.

I bought myself some dressings and since then I’ve been squeezing pus out of the wound on a regular basis – rather more gently than the doctor did. The incision is about an inch long, just under my belly button, and it’s healed on the right-hand side (my right); when I press it, pus comes out of a cross-shaped incision on the left – a fair amount of it.

I’ve been changing the dressing twice a day – the pus tends to soak through the pad within a few hours. It makes me wonder how long it’s going to take to fully heal – if I keep squeezing pus through the opening, it’s not going to seal up. It doesn’t hurt, though, and seems to be slowly getting better.

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