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 :) 

10-day-post-op - right side donor strip bit behind

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


10-day-post-op - overall recipient area after 10 days

Overall Recipient Area after 10 days Post Op


10-day-post-op - left side donor strip bit behind

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


10-day-post-op - left side donor strip with sutures

Left Side Donor Strip with Sutures after 10 days Post Op


10-day-post-op - right side donor strip with sutures

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"


10-day-post-op - rear donor strip with sutures after

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.