All the kind people who have responded to my previous posts have really been helping keep hope. So I apologize for adding another. I just don't have anyone else to ask.
So my next question is should there be 2 different cuts? The top one is about 2 inches long. The one below is about a half inch. In between the 2 cuts is a small bulge. I think It looks horrible. I thought it would be one clean cut. My opinion is my 10 year old, left handed son could have done a better job :-) I was going to attach the picture but can't figure out how to do it.
It is always tender to the touch and burns off and on. I have to cover it with gauze to wear the collar. When I shower it stings oh so bad and will stay irritated/red for an hour or more at times. The steri strips were removed at my 3 week post opp (I'm 4 weeks today). If it were up to me I would have kept them on. The nurse prac told me I could use the vitamin E and I have been but after the shower irritation subsides. However because it is so darn tender I have to carefully dab it on. The vitamin E doesn't sting. How many times a day does everyone else use the vitamin E?