So about a week ago I cut myself shaving in the shower. I was rushing and paid no attention to it as I’ve done it before and will do it again. Well about 3 days ago it started to turn sour on me. Wife kept telling me to go see the doc and get it checked out. I went hunting instead like any guy would do. Yesterday it was so red and swelled up and looking nasty I took myself to the ER. They stuck me, cut me, swabbed it all out, packed it with strips, did several lab tests and sent me home with a heavy dose of antibiotic to the rear cheek. Was no puss, just dark blood that came out.
Woke up this morning feeling like I was hit in the face with a baseball bat. Went back to the ER as the pain, swelling and redness had spread. The bandage had also bled through. Ended up getting stuck more, actually given some serious pain meds this time and heavy antibiotics, swabbed and cleaned out again (pain meds be damned) that hurt like a SOB with a side of some other choice words. Had a CT with contrast and it showed the infection had spread to neck lymph nodes. They kept asking if I was sure it was a cut from shaving and not spider bite. It was all centralized where I’d cut myself so I assumed so still.
Finally sent home with some at heavy hitting meds and if not better in 24 hours they want to send me to a doc in Cheyenne. Had to take the night off work as a result. I sit here on my couch feeling like trash and looking the part as well. So moral of the story here...we’re guys and don’t go see a doc unless the other half drags us or threatens us. Get yourself checked out as this could have been far worse and possible it could have gone way sour for me that it already has. Pics from yesterday before they cut me.