Raphael84's - Profile page 1-Month-Post-Op

Posted :11/8/2012

So, here I am at the one month mark. Does that class as some kind of milestone? Sorry for the image quality is some photos. Almost all of the grafted hairs have shed, which is obviously to be expected at this stage. There are still a few that have remained in areas that I had no hair before, and I think that they are here to stay. Most of my hairs shed when I was washing the area, but I no longer see any hairs in my hands, so I think that the shed is over. The redness has certainly faded a lot and I actually believe that the photos make the recipient area look more red than it actually is. The donor area has improved greatly since the two week mark. Whilst there was no pain at two weeks post op, there was still a real sensation of numbness, and it was still uncomfortable in a strange way to sit or lie with any pressure on the donor. Now at 30 days post op, this has improved greatly. Whilst still not near my pre HT situation, the numbness has reduced dramatically. There are a few areas of shockloss along the scar. I have attempted to highlight a couple of the larger areas that I have experienced this. The photo doesn't show it so well, but I believe there to be shockloss along several parts of the scar. The right hand side definitely seems worse than the left, and remains much redder. The actual scar itself does look pencil thin at this stage which I'm very happy about. I am experiencing pimples in the recipient area, but nothing too severe.
My hair at the back seems to be growing quite quickly, and am hoping in the coming weeks that the scar will become more concealed as this continues and my scar "relaxes" somewhat. Living under a cap at this stage, as expected, and shall continue to do so for several months yet. 

Overall, I think that I am right on track and am exactly where I should be. I definitely have days where I take it all in my stride, and others when the 4+ month mark seems a long way away. I am very realistic about the timeline involved regarding results, but hopefully around the 4 month mark, I shall see the early signs of growth, and will be leaving this ugly duckling stage behind.

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