Healing incisions from surgery?

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Healing incisions from surgery?

Postby Bubba » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:17 am

Has anyone had any problems healing incisions? Wounds in general? The last three surgeries I have had, it seems almost impossible to get the tiny incisions to heal. The doctor has given me heavy doses of antibiotics, even kept me in the hospital a day longer than I needed to be, just to pump antibiotics through the IV. Is there some trick or tactic to healing? :?:
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Postby Lyon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:24 am

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Postby dignan » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:21 am

Bubba, I don't know why it happens, but I just went through this too. I had a small incision and was getting care from nurses (at home) for weeks afterwards and it just wouldn't heal. In the end, it just took time, but a lot more time than it was supposed to take.
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Postby Punchy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:19 am

I had a cesarean section four months ago and I healed very quickly and very well. But maybe it doesn't count, because I was pregnant.

Do you normally clot well?
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:07 pm

ZZIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNCCC
what are your levels, bubba!
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Postby patientx » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:47 am

Bubba,

You had mentioned that you are taking some fairly high doses of aspirin. Have you asked the doctor if this might be contributing to the slow incision healing?
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Postby Algis » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:57 am

@Punchy: if you 'had' a cesarean you were probably not pregnant anymore...
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:15 am

good pt px
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Postby Punchy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:19 am

Har har Algis, tell that to the hormones circulating through my body!
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Postby Algis » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:35 am

OK; for a man of my sex it's still a mystery :lol:

Thanks for correcting me :)
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Postby Bubba » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Lyon wrote:You mention "the last three surgeries" as if there is some difference than the past....is there?


I'm not fond of the taste but I've heard that red wine has all kinds of healing properties. You might have to leave the beer alone for a while and dose up on the Boone's Farms.

Word of warning............DON'T trust the farts.


I have had 10 surgeries in 4 years on the same thing 8O
The Uro thinks now, that my MS has brought on the complications. Basically infections/body rejections.
But, prior surgeries I healed fine.

As far as the wine farts....what about the BEER FARTS!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bubba » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:34 pm

dignan wrote:Bubba, I don't know why it happens, but I just went through this too. I had a small incision and was getting care from nurses (at home) for weeks afterwards and it just wouldn't heal. In the end, it just took time, but a lot more time than it was supposed to take.


Hopefully, thats what will happen, but it ain't looking good... :(
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Postby Bubba » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:37 pm

Px, I never thought of that. I will ask though, good observation! Thanks! :D

JL, I haven't had my zinc levels checked but, I did stop taking the zinc, cause it was making me sick to my stomache....
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:28 pm

oh ya i remember that bubba - how big a dose at once? with food or on empty stomach? it makes a difference .. you should be able to handle up to say 50mg a day, taken with food .. just so ya know :)
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Postby Lyon » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:45 pm

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