Wound Care

Amy Smith
on 8/21/11 2:17 am
So as you know I have some wound healing problems.  I was wondering if your wound care was done my your PS or if you founda wound care specialist.  If you went to a wound care specialist, when?  Did your PS refer you?
ericaFG
on 8/21/11 2:46 am - Cambridge, Canada
I didn't have any complications at all - but all of my wound care for both surgeries was done by a home health care nurse.  My dr. sent them to me the first day out of the hospital.

A couple that I've seen haven't been all that bright - but the one I have this time is great.  He really knows his stuff and is confident about removing bandgaes, or treating anything suspicious.  My grandmother had the same thing after her mastectomy...and had a deep hole for a long time - the nurses were great at getting things treated properly, cleaned and healed up.
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philliesphan
on 8/21/11 5:55 am
I hope you feel better soon.


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(deactivated member)
on 8/21/11 10:43 am
Amy..

How are your wounds looking..?? I have had you on my mind the last few days.

Blessings to you, my friend...

cyndy
Amy Smith
on 8/21/11 11:10 am
Thanks Cyndy!

I have to say they are just ugly.  My legs look AWESOME!  My arms look FANTASTIC!  My stomach GROSS!!!!!!

I am changing the dressings 3 times a day and am still bleeding through 1 gauze, ABD pad, and Maxi pad, I have more and more areas opening up and draining along the incision at the bottom of the abdomen (as soon as they turn upwards to the hip they look awesome.)  I have an appointment tomorrow and hope she removes the drain which is doing nothing and I think is part of what is causing me pain still.  I continue to have a intense pain frequently. 

I spent all weekend in bed and the swelling is better than it was by Friday evening.  Unforunately, I have to work this week and the kids come on Wednesday!  This too will pass.  I have to say I keep repeating that cause I am finding that I am VERY emotional (probably b/c I feel like I am not making progress and I am not able to do what needs to be done to prepare for school)

I recently started wearing an abdominal binder under my garment and it has helped AND my back doesn't hurt as bad.  Unfortunately, I am developing little blisters along my stomach and flank area.  Today my ribcage was so sore to the touch. I can only guess from the constant pressure.  I have taken it off and tried to let the little blisters get some air so they can heal.  I will definately ask tomorrow,

Thanks so much for checking in on me!  I really don't know how things are......I have a feeling though I am WAY behind normal progress!  I still can't walk too much without being very bent over and my thighs start to really hurt,
(deactivated member)
on 8/21/11 11:36 am
Amy do you run a fever..??

STOP MESSING WITH YOUR SURGEON...I'M NOT TRYING TO SCARE YOU, BUT SHE JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR WELFARE AND HEALTH..!! SEEMS TO ME ANY CONCERNED DR., WOULD HAVE YOU SEEING A WOUND CARE SPECIALIST...THIS IS NOT JUST A TINY LITTLE WOUND THAT CAN BE TAKEN CARE OF WITH A FEW ANIBIOTIS AND KEEPING THE WOUND CLEAN...

LOVE YOU GIRL, AND I WANT YOU TAKEN CARE OF...!!!!

cyndy
(deactivated member)
on 8/21/11 11:28 am
Amy...I feel a Wound Care Specialist could really help you way more than your surgeon is doing...PLEASE CHECK INTO IT..!!

I PROMISE TO BE PRAYING FOR YOUR FULL RECOVERY...!!!

(((((((HUGS)))))))

cyndy
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