In Response to Re: MORE MEDICAL PROBLEMS TO DEAL with!!!!!!!!!!!!:
Nicki, the tube is over the hole in my forehead, they want to keep it open until the plastic surgeon can close it with his magic, and they also want to keep it open to assure the biopsy is OK. They decided to use the wound vac to keep it in tact. Otherwise, they would have had to do a skin graft, and then perhaps the plastic surgeon would have had to do another skin graft. I would have had holes in both my hips. It seemed like the best solution to both doctors, and who am I to argue with them. Went back to the surgeon today, and he took off the dressings on both sides of my face. I feel a little more normal, but I still have the vac in my forehead. I even was able to put my pierced ear rings back in. Now I go back on Friday. The surgeon was pretty happy with how I am healing, so I guess that is good, and is hopeful that the biopsy will be back by Friday. My daughter in law bought me a big floppy hat which works as the perfect camouflage. The hat plus dark glasses seems to make me more presentable and also gives me an air of mystery!! LOL Judy, good idea to have that spot checked out early!! I already have another appointment with my dermatologist in August....just to make sure nothing else has popped out!!
Posted by Barbara B
I have never heard about doing that to keep the wound open. But the progress that medicine makes is amazing.
And if this gives your plastic surgeon a better chance to give you good results it is well worth the inconvenience that you have for now.