Hi all! I had my 3 level ACDF July 27th. I still have the steri strips on my incision and wondered if anyone else had steri strips last this long. Mine are glued down hard. When I shower they actually pull on my skin cuz they shrink a bit I think. I realize each doctor uses different ways to deal with the incision. My doctor doesn't use stitches just steri strips and they're suppose to come off themselves.
I called the nurse and she said if they don't come off themselves in a week to call her again. She said I could start to "help" them off a bit.