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Next Tuesday 9/3/13 at 4:00 PM. (LATE) Then he goes out of town and staples dont come out for 2 weeks instead of 10 days????? Am I nervous??? A little


  • You'll be fine. I don't go in for my follow-up for 2 1/2 weeks. Did your doc say you'll have staples? Maybe you'll have sutures and glue that don't need to be taken out.

    I don't know what I have. Guess I better check. If they are staples, I'd better be mentally ready. I've had them pulled late, where the skin was starting to grow over them and OMG did it hurt!!
  • yes it going to be staples and yes it will be late the 3rd to the 16th!!!!!!! that will really hurt right????? What if i wear a lidoderm patch?
  • It was after my first fusion. Skin had grown over some of the staples, and it really hurt. Fortunately, my BIL, who was a nurse, took them out for me early, because my follow up appt. with the surgeon was a month after surgery! I don't know about the Lidoderm patch, I've never used one.
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