Thanks Ang6425 for your reply
It's really good to hear that you didn't have any bleeding to speak of! I've been terrified about that. It's really gross to think about, but I actually hacked up my first piece of scab tonight (GAG!!!) That is some nasty stuff for sure. I did notice how in that one spot, cold stuff really hurts. I'm sticking to warm tea for now. I really hope it doesn't last too much longer. Keep me posted on your recovery! It really helps to kind of know what to expect. Thanks again!