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My very first post, been a background creeper for quite a while. 15 days post op and having trouble with incisions. I'm thinking I might have trouble with the prolene suture they used on 3 on my holes. My mother had trouble with her cesarean incision becoming infected weeks post-op, but I'm not even 3 weeks out yet. I finished my antibiotics on Tuesday (roughly 5 days ago) but perhaps I should ask my regular doctor (that has no idea I went to Mexico for a sleeve) for an Rx? He will also not be pleased to know that placed some sutures myself. I work at a vet clinic and so actually sutured myself (yes I did so in a sterile manner) because the incision they left open was still gaping open and was going to leave a massive scar, never mind the fact that I actually have sores from the bandages from keeping them covered. It's like my skin is super sensitive to the adhesive on the bandages, the last one actually took skin off when I removed it. I also sutures the other largest incision as it was starting to split apart and I could see suture inside it. Anyways tonight the one incision that I thought was doing the best and closed first, well it was quite sore, so I scratched at the corner because it felt pocket like and low and behold, mini-abscess.

How long is anyone else taking to heal? Anyone else have trouble with their suture.

Because everyone loves pictures I'm attaching a few, hope they're not too offensive... One day post-op, 10 days, and 15 days

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My very first post, been a background creeper for quite a while. 15 days post op and having trouble with incisions. I'm thinking I might have trouble with the prolene suture they used on 3 on my holes. My mother had trouble with her cesarean incision becoming infected weeks post-op, but I'm not even 3 weeks out yet. I finished my antibiotics on Tuesday (roughly 5 days ago) but perhaps I should ask my regular doctor (that has no idea I went to Mexico for a sleeve) for an Rx? He will also not be pleased to know that placed some sutures myself. I work at a vet clinic and so actually sutured myself (yes I did so in a sterile manner) because the incision they left open was still gaping open and was going to leave a massive scar, never mind the fact that I actually have sores from the bandages from keeping them covered. It's like my skin is super sensitive to the adhesive on the bandages, the last one actually took skin off when I removed it. I also sutures the other largest incision as it was starting to split apart and I could see suture inside it. Anyways tonight the one incision that I thought was doing the best and closed first, well it was quite sore, so I scratched at the corner because it felt pocket like and low and behold, mini-abscess.
How long is anyone else taking to heal? Anyone else have trouble with their suture.
Because everyone loves pictures I'm attaching a few, hope they're not too offensive... One day post-op, 10 days, and 15 days
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My scab on my stomach is green but hard I'm calling them in the morning


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I had VSG 06/19

I don't know what the bruise is from, no one else talks about bruising. If they gave me like a blood thinning injection or something- lost some info on groggy recovery and my poor Spanish...

on a good note, I'm down 15 lbs and feel pretty good, been back at work a week, and started purée week! Yay!

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I had tons of bruising because of the lovenox shots, so that part doesn't concern me. The rest looks a bit concerning though.


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Im having issues with one of mine, I was sleeved on 6/191499054723670.jpeg

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My scab on my stomach is green but hard I'm calling them in the morning



When exactly did you have your surgery


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Chavon, that's what 2 of mine were doing, but I sutured them closed. I'm a slow healer normally though, if I get scratched or bit at work they take a long time to heal. I was starting to worry though as they just won't stay closed.

Bigjoe I was sleeved June 17 (I mistakenly posted above the 19th, but it was the 17th, 15 days post op now)

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Chavon, that's what 2 of mine were doing, but I sutured them closed. I'm a slow healer normally though, if I get scratched or bit at work they take a long time to heal. I was starting to worry though as they just won't stay closed.
Bigjoe I was sleeved June 17 (I mistakenly posted above the 19th, but it was the 17th, 15 days post op now)

I don't know if I should go back and have them do something or not, I just don't want to get an infection

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12 hours ago, Nifty22 said:

My very first post, been a background creeper for quite a while. 15 days post op and having trouble with incisions. I'm thinking I might have trouble with the prolene suture they used on 3 on my holes. My mother had trouble with her cesarean incision becoming infected weeks post-op, but I'm not even 3 weeks out yet. I finished my antibiotics on Tuesday (roughly 5 days ago) but perhaps I should ask my regular doctor (that has no idea I went to Mexico for a sleeve) for an Rx? He will also not be pleased to know that placed some sutures myself. I work at a vet clinic and so actually sutured myself (yes I did so in a sterile manner) because the incision they left open was still gaping open and was going to leave a massive scar, never mind the fact that I actually have sores from the bandages from keeping them covered. It's like my skin is super sensitive to the adhesive on the bandages, the last one actually took skin off when I removed it. I also sutures the other largest incision as it was starting to split apart and I could see suture inside it. Anyways tonight the one incision that I thought was doing the best and closed first, well it was quite sore, so I scratched at the corner because it felt pocket like and low and behold, mini-abscess.

How long is anyone else taking to heal? Anyone else have trouble with their suture.

Because everyone loves pictures I'm attaching a few, hope they're not too offensive... One day post-op, 10 days, and 15 days

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Day one and ten look pretty much like mine did, but day 15 is a textbook example of what my (US) doc told me to watch out for.

Im glad you're calling your doctor this morning. If you haven't yet, do it now. :)

(seriously, don't risk sepsis. That spreads FAST.)

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I just called my doctor, it actually looks worse today. Im so scared.20170703_100755.jpg

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None of that looks normal to me at all. Glad you are calling your doctor.

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24 minutes ago, Chavon88 said:

I just called my doctor, it actually looks worse today. Im so scared.20170703_100755.jpg

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That looks bad and seems like a dramatic change from last night.

You may want to strongly consider a visit to the ER with a call to let your doc know you're going.

ETA: and make sure you're 100% honest with the history of your surgery and wound. Avoiding a potential lecture from the doctor isn't worth your life or health.

Sending good energy your way!

Edited by HeatherS.

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