Use of the Wound VAC

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rowergirl

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Hello All,
I wanted to share my experience with having used the wound vac. Because I had significant tracking with my cyst my surgeon pretty much just cut everything out. He suggested the wound vac and my experience was a lot more positive than Cathy's. The KCI Nurses came to the house and they used a white foam and told me that all of the KCI foam is special for the vac...you can't use a kitchen sponge. Not much pain at all. The foam gets covered with something that looks like sticky Seran wrap. Then a suction tube is attached and snapped into the machine. The machine doesn't weigh 20lbs...it weighs a little under 4lbs. I wore it in a black carry bag like a camera bag. It was inconvient but I only had to be on that therapy for three weeks. Knock on wood...no problems since then and it's been a year. Chris
 
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