The Glove(s) are off… sort of.

Working with information provided by the surgeon’s office, as relayed to me by my Home Care nurse, today I am changing the way the forearm flap skin graft area is bandaged. The wound is essentially healed and no longer needs the layer upon layer of protection. So, no more Adaptic. We’re doing away with the gauzes. Just the tubi-form, or elastic bandage will be rolled on to prevent damage to the wound site.


So now its just a matter of applying moisturizers a couple times a day, and protecting the site from extremes of hot and cold, and not using soap directly on the wound area. And we wait for the bit of staple to work its way to the top of the scar so we can get it out. Oh, maybe I didn’t mention that. As I healed and the scabbing came off, we discovered the leg of three staples still left in the arm. Two of them were easily removed, but the third has proven difficult to grab. We’re waiting for it to work its way through a few more layers of skin so we can grab it without having to excavate.

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