louie's - Profile page 1-Month

Posted :1/19/2010

I had to take these pics myself.  My dad took all the prior pics while my parents stayed with me for the holidays.  I did not tell anyone else that I had anything done, so I could not ask anyone else to take pics for me.  After struggling for over an hour last Saturday with my DSLR cam and getting some bad, mostly out of focus pics, I decided to try my cell phone cam the next day.  Surprisingly it worked a lot better.  The pics are still not the best, but good enough to see where things are at.

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Well it's been 1 month.  It's hard to believe.  Almost all of the transplanted hairs have fallen out.  I was nervous going back to work cause I trimmed my hair the night before and you could kind of see the donor area.  I work in an office environment and the bright florescent lights worried me.  A lot of the visibility had to do with the Neosporine ointment and the skin being a little red.  After I washed out the ointment and switched to the cream version the morning of work, it was not as visible.  After a couple days I stopped using Neosprine all together.  My skin was getting red and itched.  I emailed Dr Konior about it and he said I could stop using the Neosporine and just use some hydrocortizone cream.  That helped things a lot and the skin turned more to a normal pinkish color after a day or so.  Otherwise, things seem to be healing well.  About a week ago I noticed a small spot of blood in the back after a shower and another small spot that had more of a clear to orange discharge.  I went back to using the Neopsorine ointment at night and used the cream just on those 2 spots during the day.  I emailed Dr Konior about it and he said it could be a couple things and if I wanted I could come in, he would take a look at it.  I said since I had no pain and it was nothing major, I would give it a few days and see what happens.  So far there has been no more blood.  I am still careful when I sleep, usually falling asleep at night in the recliner and then going to bed when I wake up, usually after a couple hours.  In bed I have only been sleeping on my sides.  I am also careful when I turn over during the night.  I am also trying not to turn my head at extreme angles during the day.  I can feel some tightness if I tilt my head down far, but no pain.  Looking in the mirror now its hard to tell what I had done, so I guess it's just the waiting game now.  Hopefully by summer things will be coming in.