I had a lumbar decompression on 3 levels and a fusion on L4/L5
nearly 4 weeks ago.
Since surgery, most of my incision has healed very well, but part of it is not closed properly and for that reason, has not healed together.
When the staples were removed at 10 days, the surgeon said it would heal, but slowly and wanted to see me two weeks later to check it.
I saw him again yesterday and the incision was still not closed, but still looks like a fresh incision, and has not even reduced in length.
I have now developed an infection in it so am on antibiotics.
He got a nurse to take a swab of it, clean it and then replace the dressing.
They have arranged for a district nurse to visit me every other day to clean the wound and change the dressing.
I am interested in other peoples experiences of problems with their incision and how long it took to heal fully, especially when the incision was't lined up properly.
I am also having to take antihistimine tablets because I have an allergic reaction to the dressing.
Other than this problem, my recovery is going very well.