Well my hiatus from personal and medical posts was short lived. I’m scheduled for skin graft #4 next week. Some of my skin graft from December didn’t take so I’m going in for #4.
I asked Dr. Matthews why this happened and she said it’s from the radiation treatments. I asked about vitamins and she said the multivitamin I already take is fine. So, here we go again.
It will be out patient. The surgery is going to be done at the surgical center instead of the hospital. She wants to send me home with the wound vac (http://www.kci1.com/KCI1/vacatstherapysystem) that was on my head while I was in the hospital in December rather than the Snork dressing from last March. I don’t really want the wound vac but she recommends it. From what medical personnel at the hospital said in December it’s the better option, but it’s heavy and cumbersome and uncomfortable. I have a decision to make. If I don’t want the wound vac she won’t put it on but then I’ll be Snorkified, which means a sewn on dressing and perhaps I’ll risk less healing.
A big drawback to this surgery is I’ll have to interrupt my physical therapy just as I’m really making progress. I can tie my scarf on my head again and I’d hate to regress. Of course my head is going to be attached to a wound vac so I guess I won’t be wearing a scarf on my head any time soon.