Wound improvement. Dec 17, 2016. Week 7 Day 47

I am going to post below yesterday’s wound picture and tonights.  I see a great improvement.   Excited.  Hopefully the top wound will get the hint and get rolling on improvement also.  It dropped from a high of 71 today to 23 right now.  No more T Shirts for this woman.

I haven’t talked about range of motion.  I have been working on my arms and now I can reach up and back about 4 inches.  Much improvement there also.  That is the most restriction I have in my shoulder arm movement.  I have no problem laying flat and even arching my back some.  The tummy incision is tight but stretches.  I have about 6 inches in the center of the incision that I can still feel bumps and knots.  I have been massaging it every night and it seems to help it.

The only soreness I have in my breasts is at the sides.  The swelling has not gone down much and it is very tender.  No pain otherwise in my breasts.  I do get a sharp pain every once in awhile, which I understand to be nerves connecting back.  As for the lack of feeling in my breast I am glad since I have that wound.  It if hurt it would be harder to take this slow healing.

Well off to sleep.

Pictures are below.  

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Looks better.  The marks on the right are from the non stick pad and the pressure of my bra.  You can see from the outside red circle how big the wound actually was to start.  

Slow wound healing. Dec 15, 2016. Week 7 Day 45

Not much to say today.  Just slowing moving along on the wound and finding ways to make the compression feel better against my body.  If the swelling would go down I would be able to get some relief from the 24 hr bra.

Pictures below

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My new way to wear this compression bra.  My rib cage is so sore.
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Looking better.

Dr. visit. Dec 14, 2016. Week 7 Day 44

It is hard to believe that I am starting week 7.   I saw Dr. Habash this morning and he said everything looked good and my wound is healing.  Slower than he would like but still progressing.  He is a perfectionist and is already talking about stage 2 and how he is going to make my new girls even better.  I like them now and I am sure I will like them even more when he is finished.

I have a FUPA (fat under pubic area), I know I laughed when he said that is what it is.  He will use that fat to contour my breasts during Stage 2 reconstruction.  I had to look it up when I got home.  That is exactly what it is called.  So funny.  I really like Dr. Habash.  Very good at his profession and I am pleased that he wants my new girls to be perfect.  He is going to do the areola tattooing in Jan and Stage 2 about 3 months after that.  Letting my wound completely heal and be stable for another procedure.

I did a little more research on wound care and at lot of Dr’s recommend Aloe on wounds so I mixed Aloe with my other cream and we will see if it helps it.

10pm.  My wound already looks better since this morning.  I do not know if it is the Aloe or the removed stitch.  Maybe both.

I am posting the wound pictures so people can see that they do heal and to please have patience with the healing process.  Most people do not get wounds like this.  I just happen to be one of the “Lucky” ones.   Have a good night.

Pictures from the morning and evening are below.  Hopefully one day soon the pictures will not be so graphic.

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Right looks great.
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Already looks better than last night.  Aloe might be helping.
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The bottom wound looks so much better than this morning.