Free at last! My head is free at last! Thank heavens my head is free at last! *laughs*
I had my post-op appointment with the plastic surgeon this morning. The mesh netting that was around my head is gone. The dressing that was sewn to my head is also gone. The stitches are scheduled to come out in two weeks.
For the most part she was very pleased with the results. There is a small fingerprint-sized spot where the graft did not take. Dr. Matthews seems to think that it might heal on its own. I suppose I’ll know more in two weeks. For now I’m just glad to have that awful, tight, itchy, unsightly mesh dressing off my head. Dr. Matthews also removed the dressing from the skin graft site on my leg. That too is healing nicely.
I’m happy with all of today’s results. I’d be fibbing if I told you that I am unconcerned with the small spot that did not take but for now I’m going to believe that it will heal on its own and that everything will be okay for me to start radiation treatments soon. I’m exhausted and ready to watch the Top Chef finale. Thanks for coming back each day to read and comment. I appreciate and love you all.
~ Carol Anne