Current mood: bummed
So I was going to write this last week as I hit the 4 week post surgery mark and if I had you would have seen the wound healing well. Well I didn’t and a few hours after seeing my surgeon for my check up it started looking red:
(Bruising on the right from injections which have thankfully now finished)
Wound still looking a bit scabby but not too much and you can see it looking a wee bit red. How crazy that I STILL have the flange mark?! I totally did not expect that to linger so long but it is fading, just really slowly. Now it looks like this:
Owwwww! And it hurts! The problem is coming from a couple of stitches that haven’t dissolved, I can see them. My neighbour and friend is a nurse so yesterday I asked her to try and pull them out and she did but there is obviously still a knot because they wouldn’t come. They did however break a bit so now I can’t see them.
I have been given antibiotics and the GP told me to wait til they reappear and then go to the hospital to have them removed. Seems a bit silly to wait seeing as I KNOW they are right there. Why wait for them to flare up again down the road just get them out!! Totally bummed that what was shaping up to be a small and tidy scar might be affected if they have to dig around for those fiddly bits of stitches.
Bummed. And annoyed.