Healing advice.

#1
Hi, I had my first open wound surgery on 13/1/18 and it was around 4/5cm deep at its deepest point. Since then there has been pretty much no change in the wound size, it has began closing on the top (not completely) but hasn’t changed at all in the inside. It still bleeds excessively, leaks through dressings and has occasional bad smell. I’ve had 3 courses of antibiotics since the surgery but nothing seems to help. I currently have the wound packed with sorbasan ribbon (I found aquacel irritates the wound), then a mepilex sacrum dressing over the top. I was just hoping for some advice on any other dressing or anything that people have put on the wound to encourage healing? Has anybody else experienced no healing at all after two and a half months? I’m desperately trying to avoid thurther surgery as I need to get back to work and uni!
 
#2
Eat healthy (fruits and veggies), take multi-vitamins, don't exercise, try to avoid sitting, keep the area completely clear of hair (pluck them), and try to keep the area dry (ie no sweating).
 
#3
Eat healthy (fruits and veggies), take multi-vitamins, don't exercise, try to avoid sitting, keep the area completely clear of hair (pluck them), and try to keep the area dry (ie no sweating).
I’ve been eating healthy and taking the vitamins since the op but I could possibly be doing too much as I do walk the dog a few hours a day but I’ve been told by my nurse that that’s ok and is good for me mentally. Maybe I should try walking him a bit less especially to avoid sweating when the weather gets warmer. Do you think it’s normal to have not started healing yet? Not sure if anyone else has had the same happen! Thanks for the advice :)
 
#4
I’ve been eating healthy and taking the vitamins since the op but I could possibly be doing too much as I do walk the dog a few hours a day but I’ve been told by my nurse that that’s ok and is good for me mentally. Maybe I should try walking him a bit less especially to avoid sweating when the weather gets warmer. Do you think it’s normal to have not started healing yet? Not sure if anyone else has had the same happen! Thanks for the advice :)
Making sure you’re getting increased protein? Vitamins A, C, and E. Lots of water and rest. When I had to pack my wound- I’d walk my doggies in the morning and then shower, that way it stayed clean and dry during the day. If I wanted to exercise (walk on the treadmill or something) I’d do it before my PM wound care routine. Also, I found blow dry on low and letting it get 30 mins of air each time I cleaned it really helped!! This area is notorious for being hard to heal due to location and lack of oxygen. Hope some of this helps!
 
#5
Making sure you’re getting increased protein? Vitamins A, C, and E. Lots of water and rest. When I had to pack my wound- I’d walk my doggies in the morning and then shower, that way it stayed clean and dry during the day. If I wanted to exercise (walk on the treadmill or something) I’d do it before my PM wound care routine. Also, I found blow dry on low and letting it get 30 mins of air each time I cleaned it really helped!! This area is notorious for being hard to heal due to location and lack of oxygen. Hope some of this helps!
Yes it does help! I try to increase my protein as much as I can and vitamins I tend to take a multivitamin and then vitamin C too. I struggle with getting air to it as I get the dressing changed once a day at the doctors and due to it still bleeding excessively I have to have a large dressing over the area so I think that could possibly be something that isn’t helping. It would be a lot easier if the dressings were changed at home so like you suggested I could take of the dressing and shower first then let air get to it before redressing! My nurse has changed my packing from sorbasan back to aquacel today to see if the change could help it so fingers crossed!!
 
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