I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I am 10 days post-op and a few days ago I got to take my bandage off for the first time and see my incision and take a shower!!!
It doesn't look as good as last time, this is my second surgery going through the same incision. Its about 3 inches long and I had 3 steri-strips, last time, it closed nicely, and left hardly a scar, this time, it looked red and bloody and crooked, urgh!!!
The last few days my clothes have rubbed on it and all my steri-strips have come off, the top part of the incision still bleeds and yellow drainage, enough to soak a bandaid..........above that is a golf ball sized lump. I have no fever and as red as the incision looks I do not believe it is infected, but I just wondered if this drainage is normal and if sometimes the incisions do not close all the way and heal like this?
I imagine this means I will have a bigger scar this time when it is all said and done. My doctor is in surgery tomorrow (Monday) and my post-op appointment is Tuesday morning, so I know he will see it soon and can advice me.
I go back to full time work in 3 days and I am so nervous, I feel good and my pain is better and I walk alot, but I am just so scared how I will feel after a long day back at work, can't do part time, its all or nothing, and it has to be all!!!
Any advice, thoughts, suggestions welcomed.
Thanks so much, I love this forum,