Well, I’ve been quiet about digger lately so I thought I’d let you know how my post surgical wound is doing. Sometimes I think it’s not healing at all, like it’s just stuck and not progressing like it should, but there’s a definite sign that it is healing, albeit slowly. My sign it’s healing is that I don’t need to stuff as much gauze in to the hole. That, and my hubby and my friend Gwen who is a nurse look at it every once in a while and say “wow” that’s really doing well! It’s those comments that remind me it’s headed in the right direction. I remind myself that it has gone from the size of a quarter and an inch and a half deep to the size of a dime and only about a half an inch deep now. It also has gone from smelling like a garbage dump to smelling like a hospital. Really weird, but yes, like medicine or something. It just reminds me of a hospital. I suppose this is from the saline and gauze I use in it. But it’s not a smell I really care for. But I’ll take smelling like medicine over garbage dump any day….lol!
I’d like it to heal completely so I can swim this summer, but I’m afraid the sealing part of this wound recovery is still a few weeks away. Oh well, at least it’s getting better.
Could you swim with one of those waterproof bandaids? Just trying to think of a way. You probably already thought of that. If they make a round one…
My wound is on a crease so it never fits tight enough. I do swim in a friends pool but I don’t dare swim in the lakes around here.
Hi, my name is Sue, and I had the DIEP flap surgery about 3 weeks ago. I’ve been recovering nicely, but as of a couple of days ago, my wound started smelling like toe jam, or a dirty belly button. Is that what you mean when you say it smells like garbage? It’s GROSS, but is it normal?