Sorry not to update sooner. My appt with surgeon on Wed was more eventful than expected, but ended on a good note. I saw his nurse practitioner first, who was very concerned with some scar tissue-like feeling by the abscess. She left me in the office saying she assumed we'd have to go the incision route b/c although things seemed to be healing, she thought things weren't draining properly. I about lost it and was a nervous wreck waiting for surgeon. Not what I expected after being such a trooper for the week and adhering to their directions by the book. However, the surgeon was more optimistic but ended up sending me for an u/s just to make sure the drain was in the right spot.
Getting an u/s is not an easy task and required that I go through admissions like a patient, as I had last week to get the drain put in. Long story short, it appears the abscess has been drained, but the dr who did the u/s wanted to give me another week with the drain in, to ensure the pocket doesn't fill up again. Add another 10 days of 2000 mg per day antiobiotics and hopefully I will be "fixed" by Tues when I have an appt to take the damn thing out.
Oh, and turns out the infection was staph. Lovely.
Thanks for all the thoughts and well wishes:) Hopefully I'll have completely good news to report next week.