Do any of you use any type of ointment on you incisions, like mederma to lessen the chances of a scar? If so how long after surgery did you start using it? Is this something I should clear with my Dr. office before starting?
Also, I am just wanting your opinion here: My first post op appt is May 22, my surgery was on April 13. I am wondering if I should call and try and move my appt up a week if possible so I can be released back to work sooner. I am feeling pretty good, not on pain pills, and it doesn't hurt to sit. But then I say to myself, I have this time off should I just wait and make sure I recover as much as possible before returning to work, even if I am feeling good. I am nervous the Dr. will release me for only part time work and I get more money from my disability payments then I would if I worked only part time. My work isn't pushing me to come back yet, they are being great about all of this. I just feel that sense of responsibility to get back as soon as possible.
And -- woohoo it has been 3 weeks since surgery and I can drive for the first time today, I can't wait to get out of the house for a bit! I hope I remember how to drive LOL, I don't plan on going far my first time out. Just had to share! I am so happy to not be home bound anymore.