OrioleFan's - Profile page 2 days post HTPosted :1/6/2011
Day 2 update
Pain: Not bad. Only medication I took was Valium to help me go to sleep; I woke up early in the morning (~4am) with aches in the donor area and took a Vicodin. Otherwise, I have not needed the Vicodin at all.
Sleeping: Slept last night just fine (other than the wake-up), at the 45-degree angle. No issues.
Appearance: Still very red; hard for me to distinguish much of a difference from the first day post-op.Grooming: I still use the GraftCyte shampoo on the donor site and the transplanted area.On the transplanted area, I place a dollop of shampoo onto the surgical sponge and then squeeze it onto the surface, and then lightly dab the areas I know have some scabs/oozing. I rinse by pouring water from a cup.On the donor area, I apply the shampoo directly with my fingers; no pain. I let the shower spray directly onto the staples to ensure cleanliness. Afterward I apply Bacitracin, per Dr Bernstein's instructions.
Top Some mild crusting evident an inch or two behind the hairline.