it’s back…..

another week

February 5, 2010 · 4 Comments

so the stitches from the z-plasty are staying in for another week. the back of my leg looks like dr. frankenstein sewed it together. stitches will be in place for a month before i get them out, i’m just looking forward to starting therapy again and getting back on the road to recovery.

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  • 2ndtimer // Feb 5th 2010 at 11:23 am

    So Feb 12 will be a significant happy day for at least 2 people I know: you will have the stitches out and my daughter will have her braces off (after 2.5 years) !
    Yeah, the spam word tells it all: courage! Nearly there.

  • GerryR // Feb 5th 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I know what you mean about how Z-plasty looks. I refer to it as looking like I was operated on by a chain saw. Before I had the Z-plasty the surgeon said 3 weeks before removing the sutures and 2 weeks post-op he said he might leave them in for 4 weeks. He did take them out at 3 weeks because he was afraid he would have serious difficulty removing them if he waited another week. Hang in there, it will be worth it to not have a hole in your leg. Any drainage?

  • doster79 // Feb 5th 2010 at 6:12 pm

    GerryR–
    i’ve been changing the dressing daily now and haven’t noticed any drainage. it just looks very scabby with a lot (and i mean a lot) of stitches. the plastic surgeon had me on bactrin for a little over a month. i’m hoping that cleared the infection up.

    operated on by a chainsaw! LOL (i really am)
    that has to be the funniest thing i’ve heard all week.

    cheers!

  • GerryR // Feb 5th 2010 at 10:40 pm

    If you don’t have any drainage, you should be good to return to PT after you get the sutures out.

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