I couldn't leave it alone could I. I could feel a tiny lump on my face. Feels like a pimple. I will see what I can do. Bit of a squeeze and nothing. Must be deep. A harder squeeze, nothing.
Next morning a bit of a swelling. Could I leave it alone and let it do its stuff on its own. No, worry it a bit more. Nothing.
Following morning, a full on infection, caused entirely by me. Side of lower jaw swollen. Face looks unbalanced.
A week and a half later, stab it with sharp sterilized implement to drain it.
Getting on for two weeks later, it is finally starting to disappear. I managed to not touch it for three days after the stabbing. But, I couldn't help myself today. Hope I haven't set its healing back.
In a Qantas office today, I sat so the attending lass could only see the good side of my face. Handsome devil, she was probably thinking. She could not see the one metre square pimple on the other side and that from another angle, I was more hideous than Elephant Man.
But still, it is kinda nice to get all anxty about a pimple, just like a teenager. Well, not so sure about a pimple. I don't know what a carbuncle is, but I am sure it is more that, or perhaps a cyst. Hideous!
Now any volunteers to squeeze the blackheads on my back?