Steristrips

Stitch83
on 3/8/18 12:00 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

My discharge paperwork says to leave the steristrips over my stitches and they will curl up and fall off on their own. However it's been a week and a half with no sign of movement at all...they are still firmly attached. Is there a timeline with which I should remove them? Or just keep waiting. I did call the surgeons office yesterday but they haven't returned my call.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

KatieCJ
on 3/8/18 1:22 pm

I have my post op appointment tomorrow, I'll let you know what they say.

My discharge booklet says :"The steri-strips will fall off in about 5-7 days. If they do not fall off, you can take them off."

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2018

Stitch83
on 3/8/18 5:18 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Let me know how your post-op appointment goes...I don't have one for a full month so I'm kind of curious about it.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

oneatatime
on 3/8/18 1:41 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

My paperwork said the same thing: you can take them off after a week. :)

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Stitch83
on 3/8/18 2:22 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Argh...thanks ladies...feeling frustrated at some of my discharge stuff but so happy I have everyone here to ask. I'll peel them off!

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

KatieCJ
on 3/8/18 2:47 pm

How did it go? I'm too nervous to take mine off, they made my incision feel protected.

Referral - April 2016 (NP sent my referral to Medical Weight Loss Program); Orientation - Aug.2.2017; First NP Appt & Bloodwork and ECG - Aug.21.2017; Sleep Study - Sep.18.2017; Social Worker Appt - Oct.3.2017; Dietician Appt - Oct.6.2017 ; Breath Test (for H.Pylori) - Oct.23.2017; Heart Echo - Nov.16.2017; Second Dietician Appt - Nov.16.2017; Pre-Surgical Class - Dec.20.2017; Meet the Surgeon - Dec.22.2017; Surgery - Feb.27.2018

Stitch83
on 3/8/18 3:02 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Lol me too that's why I've waited. But I decided I'm going to do it after tomorrow's shower so they'll be wet. I'll let you know!

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

MichelleS61
on 3/8/18 4:12 pm - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

I took mine off after 7 days but some had already fallen off, make sure you take off the top one first. I just wish the glue and marker marks would wear off, typically when it's just the ones from the heart monitor I use nail polish remove but figure that's not a good idea around incisions.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?

Stitch83
on 3/8/18 4:21 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

Im pretty sure rubbing alcohol takes it off but I haven't tried. So if you have some you could try that, even the little square wipes work, I have used those before. Just make sure to not get it on the actual incision. Doterra lemon oil for sure works if you have some of that.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

Daisydoo02
on 3/8/18 5:01 pm - North West GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

I think of the five incisions I had two strips fell off on their own but the other three were on there good. I let it go a full 7 days and then had a shower and peeled them off, all was good. At four years out you can't even see my scars anymore, they have totally faded.

Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125

RNY Nov 15, 2013 - Toronto Western Hospital - Dr David Urbach

Gallbladder removal & hernia repair - Nov 2, 2017 - Dr David Urbach

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