I think getting the operation is the best outcome, I was in the same position it healed up had a couple of months break from it, then it reopened up again and I went back to square one, the nurse's healed it up again then it reopened up again I got so sick of it that I decided cleft lift was the only way to put an end to it,Right so bit of a strange update. I'm about 3 weeks away from my surgery with Miss Senapati. A couple of weeks ago, my nurse got me using some silicone dressings on my keloid scar which had been causing me all sorts of issues. It's like a miracle. My scar is now amazing and soft and no longer protruding. The wound itself is feeling great and there's much less discharge.
I'm actually starting to think my wound, after like 2 years, might be closing up. But in a way, I'm hoping it's not as I'd much rather have the op and move the wound off midline rather than finally heal now and then it open up again in a couple of months. Strange position to be in.
I think they know when it's appears to be healed, when she sees you it will be really fast and she will draw a line on where the scar is ask you if you have any questions then she be off.Yep sounds like a very similar situation. I'm pleased your recovery is going well.
My fear is that she sees it in a few weeks and then says she won't operate because it's closed so much
Hopefully yeah, I've got my first vaccine this Friday, and I can't wait to tell my nurse's who did my dressings in the past on how well I've healed.Thanks for insight. It's getting so close now. Just need this all to end so I can play football again. You reckon you'll be fully healed by 8 weeks?
I wouldn't worry you have the best doctor's and theatre team, I'm 8 weeks since my operation come this Saturday all I can say is since the operation I never had to have any dressings at all not had to see any nurse's at all.Cleft lift coming up on Saturday. Been panicking and a bit emotional in recent days about whether this works or not. If not, I have no idea what I'll do next. It simply HAS to work
I think maybe another 2 week's on top so in total 10 week's full recovery I did have a minor set back of the bottom bit opening up but that's normal, and nothing to worry about, I think the thing is listen to what you're body tells you all patients heal at different rates some quickly some longer but always pay attention to what you're body tells you.Pleased yours is going well. 8 weeks has gone quickly. Things I read suggested 8 weeks is the hope to be back to normal. How long until you think you could play tennis or football?
Good luck with you're operation tomorrow it be over in 1hr 30 mins, I'm on the first ever train journey since my operation sitting down feels a little weird but it's ok I'm off to enjoy the London attractions.Yeah you're right, it'll be different for everyone. Hopefully the last two weeks will sort you out perfectly.
I've had 2 ops already which has led to a really annoying and painful keloid scar. Hoping that doesn't come back.
About to have the covid test then got to stick in isolation. Will post here again sometime soon after the op
Glad the operation went well, drink plenty of water just try laying on you're side's it's going be a long road to recovery now 8 weeks before you can lift anything heavy going to the loo will be the toughestBack at home now. Miss Senapati said it went well but 'wasn't her easiest' because the skin was quite tight.
Quite sore at the moment, hardly slept at all. Thankfully the drain comes out on Tuesday. My next fear is going to the loo so trying to have plenty of fibre.
Don't worry the drain filling up is normal it will soon stop in a few day's, It can be quite scary seeing all that blood but it's totally normal I just hid it in a bag so I didn't need to look at it.Pain hasn't actually been too bad today. The drain is just so annoying and grim. It seems to be draining quite a lot so I'm just trying not to panic.
How was the theatre team?Pain hasn't actually been too bad today. The drain is just so annoying and grim. It seems to be draining quite a lot so I'm just trying not to panic.