Cleft Lift Aug. 25

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  1. Brandonw

    Brandonw Very Helpful

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    Thats what i was thinking. My post op care sheets didnt say anything on it which i was surprised. But indeed it is my brain thats holding me back lol. Im trying to get past it.
     
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    Lilly it is so awesome that you are around to offer guidance. I hope you are still around as my daughter gets more into this & i have more questions.
     
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    So much love flying around here. Yeah I'm staying. I stick closer when people have surgery dates coming up but you can always get me. God willing your daughter won't have any further problems Momof4.
     
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  4. Brandonw

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    3 weeks: Still feeling good. No major changes other than the drainage being more of that fluid thats clearish yellowish. I dont know how to spell it lol, serosanguinous, i butchered that. I sat for 15 minutes today. Hoping to up it a bit each day. It felt pretty good. I actually sat out in the trailblazer (i find it to be the most comfortable lol) with a cushion that i have. Im pretty tall so its hard with some of these low chairs in the house.
     
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    Oh that's awesome. Glad to hear your trying it out. I hope each day gets easier & easier for you.
     
  6. Brandonw

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    Thank you! Same here :)
     
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    Sounds like you're doing well! Happy that you are able to sit (even if you have to go out into the cold to sit in the car lol. I can't believe how quickly it got cold!)
     
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    Yes i do feel good! Lol it has gotten quite chilly. It did happen so quick. The mornings are the roughest lol.
     
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    Day 24:
    Ive been doing pretty well. Looks like there is a couple spots that are draining but not a whole lot. The draining looks fine as well. Just makes me nervous to know theres another spot. I hope its nothing major. I had my mom take a look at the bottom part she says it looks to be about an eraser deep but its surfacing and the tissue looks good. Ive still been sitting for small intervals.
     
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    Day 25:
    Still looking alright. I feel like ive been walking good. I havent been trying to push anything. The drainage seems decent as well. Very very sad day though, Had to put my dog down and its just killing me inside. I mean the timing of everything. It was so difficult. Just so much going on right now. But i need to keep healing and put this cyst thing behind me!
     
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    I'm so sorry you had to put your dog down :( you're right it is not the best timing but at least you have time to not only heal from surgery but this as well. Keeping you in my thoughts, and keep on healing on!
     
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    Thank you! That is very true and one day at a time.
     
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    Oh no. I am so sorry. We are a pet loving family over here. We have had to put one dog down & it was horrible.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your dog! Hang in there!!
     
  15. decadeofpain

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    Sorry about your dog -- I lost a dog and a cat this past year. Tough to say goodbye, I knew it was coming with my dog, the cat was unexpected.
     
  16. Brandonw

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    Thank you both! Ya it was unexpected for us. She was only 8. But things happen.

    I feel like im still doing well! I have some drainage still at night mostly and its the watery stuff. My appointment is on Wednesday so i will let everyone know more then. My mom says it looks to be about an inch that is open and its very shallow like less than an eraser. To anyone thats had openings after the cleft lift does that sound alright?
     
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    Mine is the same way. It started about 1cm deep. Now its superficial. Probably more like 2-3mm. Thats at the bottom. Then where the incision goes around my butt and up its splitting a little. I had about a 6 inch stitch and the bottom 1-2inches doesn't look so good.
     
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    Mine is toward the bottom also. I have like a small spot i believe in the mid section. Its a minimal amount of drainage. Also do you mean a 6 inch incision line?
     
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    Like the whole stitch. The surgeon said he had to take a lot out of me, more than expected. It goes from about 3 inches above rectum, to a good deal up my lower back to get rid of the sinus opening. The first 4-5 inches are healing great. Then as the stitch moves down to an area I cant see(best way I could put it) it is starting to split a little there and back down an inch to the opening from my mid line to the stitch. The stitch on mine was to the side of my mid line, slanting inwards towards the mid line. The part thats closest towards the midline is at the bottom.
     
  20. Brandonw

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    Ok got ya. Sounds similar then. I dont know how much i got taken out. I dont think it was as much as expected because i didnt get a drain in.
     

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