Friday, August 22, 2008

Kyrgyzstan now

Well, I arrived in Osh last night (Thursday) and went to the hospital first thing this morning. I had no problems at the border at Irkstam but was denied going over Torogart pass without visa (told in Kashgar i didnt need one as i had own transport). On wednesday the spot thing i had on my check had started to swell up and go hard which was like the the same thing as i had on my back. In the morning it was a bit worse which put me in a hurry to clear the border and get to doctor in Osh. Once i cleared the borders the road was REALLY bad and took me the rest of the day, till 7pm, to get to osh then find somewhere to sleep which took a lot longer than it should have when i got pointed in the completly wrong directions.
So, spend ages at hospital complex trying to find doctor which was a hassle when I cant speak russian. Ended up in a cue for ages then followed another patient over to the surgury building and meet up with a pleased looking doctor. Ended up on a bed and before i knew it the stainless steel implemants were out. First it felt like he was ripping the scab off or making an opening then i think he was using some forceps to squeeze the wound and fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck did it hurt. I was then presented with a small wad of puss and a bloodied piece of gauze much to the delight of the doctor. He then proceded to stick some other surgical tool inside and scoop out the hole ( i could be wrong about what was happening but it felt like that!). The hole was then cleaned and an antiseptic cloth stuffed in the cavity. No english was spoken and no forms filled and it all happened really fast so a bit of a stress. I handed over 400som ($15nz?) to the doc which was prolly a nice cash job for the day!
I took the rest of the afternoon pretty easy and will return tomorrow at 12 to get it redressed. Really annoyed that the same thing happened again and Im still not sure what it was from. maybe a mosquito or a spider??
If possible I will start heading up to Bishkek tomorrow arvo and can start the visa game.

7 comments:

Craig said...

Please replace all divots. Looks like a sore one Rhino.

Katya said...

craigie, you know you wish you were the doc... got FMO?

Andy said...

did you hear it go POP?

Rhino said...

It didnt go pop it was more of a tearer! She got lots of puss on the way up to bishket in the hot sun which just oozed out and more squeezed out at hospital. Puss is cool...
whats FMO?

Katya said...

a feeling of missing out

pus, yeah, 1 good thing about being young...

Kerry said...

OUuuuuch!

Is that the puss remover sticking out of your cheek?

Hope you are well apart from that

Rhino said...

Yeah you pull it out and it takes puss with it. It is mainly there to stop the hole collapsing and trapping pockets of puss which could slow down healing or fester.