Well babsro, every one reacts differently and heals differently. There is a woman I know whose generator sticks out because she is so skinny. There is just no meat on her chest at all.
We live in Las Vegas and the summer sun is terribly hot. The tempratures reaches 120+. She must protect the unit from the sun and heat because she has so little fat on her body. Her skin actually burned around the unit during her first summer after implantation. : sun :
Healing setbacks are very common with surgery. Any incision into the skin invites bacteria in, no matter how well steril proceedures are followed, infection is the #1 problem with surgeries. I have gone through 15 different surgeries from C-section to knee replacements to bilateral carpel tunnel repair. and I can tell you every single one healed differently.
- a cyst developed and had to be reopened to drain
- sutures worked their way to the surface
- sutures were never completly removed and did not disolve
- staples and/or sutures had some drainage
- did not knit back together, just fell open when the sutures were removed
- healed beautifly, not one problem
This is a small list but so many things can and do happen. You just have to take one day at a time.
Each surgeon has their own post sugical proceedure. Antibiotics are over used in many cases and a lot of doctors are hesitant to prescribe them.
OT---My husband contracted MRSA
when he had a toe amputated 4 years ago and we have been battling this nasty bug ever since. It causes a very agressive cellulitious inflamation which he ends up in the hospital 4-5 times a year. He was on and off anitbiotics for years because of a constant staph infection in his legs. It wasn't until a PICC line
was inserted did we get control of this bug! : doctor :
So what a doctor prescribes depends a lot on his personal preferences, the patient, the type of surgery and even where the surgery was done.[/color]