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I'm post op day 7

Operation was successful

Ended up with 6 incisions - with stitches

I had 2 draining tubes

All other incisions places are ok and healing well but those two where my drain were - it looks awfull

I have bloody HOLES and they are not closing

Still have secretion coming out those places

So ... experiences

Cause I'm scared and a angry [emoji36]

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Hi!

Carefully clean around them with a saline based wound wash, keep dry and covered with gauze then call your Team. Infections need to be addressed by professionals

Good Luck 💜

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Hi!
Carefully clean around them with a saline based wound wash, keep dry and covered with gauze then call your Team. Infections need to be addressed by professionals
Good Luck [emoji171]

Already doing that - changing gauze twice a day
Nurses are using Hydrogen , salin and Rivanol solution
Of course I contacted my surgeon today
Waiting for a response
Hoping for the best [emoji4]
Thanks for answering [emoji8]

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4 hours ago, Selena_Sarajevo said:

I'm post op day 7

Operation was successful

Ended up with 6 incisions - with stitches

I had 2 draining tubes

All other incisions places are ok and healing well but those two where my drain were - it looks awfull

I have bloody HOLES and they are not closing

Still have secretion coming out those places

So ... experiences

Cause I'm scared and a angry

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They sound perfectly normal.

Drain sites close from the inside upwards. If the skin healed first then the hole underneath would end up being a pocket called a sinus which would fester and become infected.

A couple of steri strips and small dressing over them should be fine. Don't touch or pick them.

They don't sound infected. It is normal for wound sites to be hot pink and tender and ooze. An infection would be very red, hot and very painful and the redness would be growing in diameter each day.

Nothing to be scared or angry about, all perfectly normal :)

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They sound perfectly normal.
Drain sites close from the inside upwards. If the skin healed first then the hole underneath would end up being a pocket called a sinus which would fester and become infected.
A couple of steri strips and small dressing over them should be fine. Don't touch or pick them.
They don't sound infected. It is normal for wound sites to be hot pink and tender and ooze. An infection would be very red, hot and very painful and the redness would be growing in diameter each day.
Nothing to be scared or angry about, all perfectly normal [emoji4]
My surgeon told me the same thing [emoji4]
I guess I was just scared and emotional in general . Thanke you so much for explaining. It makes sense that it has to close from inside out . I'm just scared of infections and complications . You helped a lot [emoji8]

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On 9/4/2019 at 8:23 PM, Selena_Sarajevo said:

My surgeon told me the same thing
I guess I was just scared and emotional in general . Thanke you so much for explaining. It makes sense that it has to close from inside out . I'm just scared of infections and complications . You helped a lot

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Oh perfectly normal to be scared of infection and this whole journey is emotional :) That is why forums like this are so good, you can come and get reassured :) AND it is ok to feel tearful or scared about stuff, we are all just humans doing the best we can and new stuff can be scary and I expect you are still pretty worn out and not yourself from the surgery x

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