azn_guy's - Profile page 10 Day Post Op

Posted :2/22/2010

All the crusting was gone, I think this had something to do with Dr. Cooley's recommended Post-op Spray, He also made me wear saran-wrap on my head to keep the moisture in, he wanted me to do this for 3 days whenever I wore a cap or when I went to bed.After several days, today was the day I actually was aggressive with my hair and had a regular shower, the only difficult part was the donor area which is still very tender. It's actually quite annoying and while there was minimal pain, I still found that taking tylenol would help.I also find that the Donor Area is starting to get more irritating and I've had tendencies to want to scratch scratch and scratch. I find taking a shower really helps and using the Biafine Topical Ointment does wonders for me, I'm told to only use it once a day (so I do it in the morning), but I really want to use it twice a day. I may call Dr. Cooley and ask if it's okay.I got tired of taking photos of my recipient area because it pretty much looks the same, so instead I have one photo of my Recipient and the rest are photos of my Donor Scar :) 

Right Side Donor Strip and a bit behind the ear with Sutures after 10 days Post Op


Overall Recipient Area after 10 days Post Op


Left Side Donor Strip and a bit behind the ear. Notice there are 2 strips, the main strip and a small portion. Dr. Cooley tried to extract more to reach the 3000 grafts. I'm a little disappointed that the scar isn't 1 big strip rather a 1 big and 1 small


Left Side Donor Strip with Sutures after 10 days Post Op


Right Side Donor Strip with Sutures after 10 days Post Op. Notice this side is seamless, while the Left side was a little more "messy"


Rear Donor Strip with Sutures after 10 days Post Op


I still have ample amount of the Post Op Spray so I continue to spray it on my recipient area every 3 hours every day. I'll do this until it's finished.