Buzzy is the name that I've given to my AV fistula. A fistula is created to allow a bigger/stronger vessel for hemo-dialysis. In my case, the incision is in the inner bend of my left elbow, and the actual fistula area is just above the bend on the inside of my arm. As the blood flows through this new pipe, you can feel a "buzzing" sensation....called the thrill.
I'm happy to show a picture...but WARNING!!! NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS!!
Look away, Betty! Look away!
Also..the discoloration across the scar is actually the Betadine that is still on the clear plastic tape that goes across the wound. When I came home from surgery, I thought they had actually given me a spray tan because my entire left side was dyed bright orange!
Oh, and finally...no bandages or dressings or stitches to contend with, so I was able to shower the very next day! Just can't soak in a tub until next week...counting down the days!
So that's Buzzy...here to stay and hopefully do his thing until Spare Parts and I are able to head to Indy for testing and transplant.