2012 Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This ulcer started at the end of April, 2012. I had to wait to get in.

This picture was from May 1st prior to my first appointment.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This picture was from June, 2012.

 

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

The next picture is from July.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

 

I seem to keep taking one step forward and three back. Towards the end of July, I ordered some MediHoney and started using that on my foot. That really did seem to make a difference. The top picture was taken immediately prior to putting the MediHoney on the first time.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This next picture was taken 4 days after a doctor’s appointment. I was supposed to leave the bandages on for 10 days but my foot felt very sore. The inner layer of bandages was very tight against my skin and I had several new sores.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Another step backwards, my foot started feeling sore again and a couple days later, when I took the moleskin off that the doctor wanted me to use, it ripped the skin off. This picture was taken 2 days after that happened. There is also a light band of red on the left side and you can see a very tiny sore still left there. I called the doctor’s office and they called in an antibiotic for me.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

The rest of the dead skin finally came off:

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

I had an appointment on Friday, October 5th at the wound center in Pittsburgh where I went with my other wound. I took this picture the morning of that appointment.

Diabetic foot wound

This next picture is from the morning after my trip to thw wound center – the doctor took off a lot of the dead skin and the black stuff.

 

Diabetic foot wound

October 14th, the day before going back to the wound center.

Diabetic Foot Wound

October 20th – it is starting to look a little better:

Kelly Booth Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This picture is one day short of three weeks using the boot.  I guess it is slightly smaller than what it was but I am disappointed in the slow progress.  I have worn that boot 24/7, including sleeping it.  The only time it comes off is when I get my shower.  I have an appointment with my new doctor tomorrow.  He mentioned possibly switching me to something else to use intead of the Aqua Cell AG.  Hopefully he does because the Aqua Cell AG isn’t working!

Kelly Booth diabetic foot wound
This was taken December 5th:

Kelly Booth Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This one was taken December 12th:

Kelly Booth Diabetic Foot Ulcer

 

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