Wound Vacs

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  1. mike2011

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    When do you have to go back to work?
     
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    Well I was supposed to go back yesterday but the vac became unplugged during the night and I didn't notice till I was dressed for work. Whoops. So I called in to work saying I couldn't be back....so now my first day is tomorrow.
     
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    My nurse just left and it didn't hurt at all! Thank god! My wound is only as deep as the cottoney part of a q tip! I'm getting there! How you feeling today?
     
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    Doing good, your wound must have been fairly small if your healing that quick. Glad it did not hurt this time around
     
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    Yeah I saw your pics and mine was definitely smaller than that.
    It's still about 5cm long though...I'm hoping when it heals(depth wise) that it will heal quickly length wise.
     
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    Mine was originally 11cm long. It is now 9.5cm long. It is probably around 1cm deep. I uploaded new pics today
     
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    So it takes longer for it to heal depth wise than length wise?
     
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    Im not real sure to be honest, It appears mine is healing quicker depth wise, yours may heal quicker length wise
     
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    Almost made it through my first day at work!
     
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    How many hours?
     
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    Lasted 4.5 hours then it was hurting too much.
     
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    Are they willing to work with you? No need to try to rush things.
     
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    Yeah...Ive been there long enough..my manager told me today to take my time and not do more than I thought I could.
     
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    That's good, it should be healed up soon
     
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    My nurse just left... slight discomfort during the change but nothing I couldn't handle. She said Ill be done with the vac In 14 days...I told her ten :) how'd you do today?
     
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    Not to bad they they used more silver nitrate because part of the wound is still over granulating. I think the wound is less than 1cm in depth
     
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    Sounds like your healing up nicely. I'm laying in bed and my damn vac sounds like a coffee pot but I can't find the leak! It's still at 125 mmHg so I'll assume everything is okay.
     
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    Yeah, they told me everything was ok if it has a small leak and the machine still says 125mmhg. However I did notice a big difference in drainage when the machine had a complete seal. For me they did not put the the hose directly of the wound. they bridged it over to the side a lil and sometimes it would leak there.
     
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    Yeah not sure why but today she didn't bridge it she just put it over the wound. Just had a tall glass of wheat grass.....yum haha
     
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    They put it directly over my wound the very first time and I made them take it off as soon as they turned the machine on because it hurt very badly
     

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