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Old 08-29-2007, 02:36 PM   #41
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Often decisions in life are difficult because there is no "clear" path to follow. Perhaps the best way to find a direction would be to get a second opinion from a doctor that specializes in this type of injury. Maybe another plastic surgeon.
I definitely would ignore the advice of a bunch of motorcycle yahoos, (no offense).
If the choices remain the same then you have to choose the one that suits you best. For myself I would choose getting it over and healed as fast as possible, especially since IMHO it would minimize the time exposed to infection. But then I'm just a moto-yahoo as well.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #42
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Often decisions in life are difficult because there is no "clear" path to follow. Perhaps the best way to find a direction would be to get a second opinion from a doctor that specializes in this type of injury. Maybe another plastic surgeon.
I definitely would ignore the advice of a bunch of motorcycle yahoos, (no offense).
If the choices remain the same then you have to choose the one that suits you best. For myself I would choose getting it over and healed as fast as possible, especially since IMHO it would minimize the time exposed to infection. But then I'm just a moto-yahoo as well.
Well put!
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:10 PM   #43
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Often decisions in life are difficult because there is no "clear" path to follow. Perhaps the best way to find a direction would be to get a second opinion from a doctor that specializes in this type of injury. Maybe another plastic surgeon.
I definitely would ignore the advice of a bunch of motorcycle yahoos, (no offense).
If the choices remain the same then you have to choose the one that suits you best. For myself I would choose getting it over and healed as fast as possible, especially since IMHO it would minimize the time exposed to infection. But then I'm just a moto-yahoo as well.
I would personally go for the quick route as well, but this is you and your doctor's call.

Also as everyone is slightly vain where is the second graft going to come from??? That might be a factor in my decision as well.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #44
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I don't think I would have went to the dr for it at all, just keep it clean and put triple antibiotic on it, keep it wrapped while active and keep it uncovered so air gets to it while youre at home.
and for the record I tried the 2nd skin stuff on my rash and ****ing hated it.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:11 PM   #45
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Thanks for all the replies so far. Bumbelbee, no offense taken but I really want to hear from others who have been through this and their experience. For example, my doctor didn't tell me it would hurt like heck!

Reading all of this, I think I'll try the 'long-time' route first. My pain is slowly going away, my back is just a bit sore still but nothing is bad anymore. I don't want to start with having lots of pain all over again.

Right now, it is itching more like anything else. Yesterday, it was driving me crazy. I rubbed the bandage on anything I could find, constantly.

I don't have a recent photo uploaded but can do that tonight for the folks who would like to see. The skin is growing nicely and it doesn't look like there will be a lot of scar tissue. Having a skin graft or not is mainly a matter of the time it takes to heal.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #46
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I don't think I would have went to the dr for it at all, just keep it clean and put triple antibiotic on it, keep it wrapped while active and keep it uncovered so air gets to it while youre at home.

Oh yeah the air part is important, the faster you dry it out the better it is.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #47
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yeah the itching of healing wounds can really drive you crazy. Itching is healing. LOL
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yeah the itching of healing wounds can really drive you crazy. Itching is healing. LOL
Yeah, that is what I keep telling myself but it is driving me up the wall. I didn't want to take the bandage off because the plastic doc guy put it on the other day and told me to leave it on until Friday. Not that I care but I am just curious what that does compared to what I've been doing. So, I the itching was driving me bananas. After hours of rubbing it against table legs, the pegs in the truck and whatnot, I finally took a spoon and shuffed it under the bandage later that evening. MAN, that felt good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:36 PM   #49
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I would just keep glopping lots of silvadene on top and keeping it bandaged...
FYI to clean off the old cream and scrub the area I like band-aid brand disinfectant. (no burn! and doesn't seem to itch as much after)

In my experience, once the area that is missing below where skin used to be starts to fill in with the wierd looking round granules (bumps) things start to speed up.

Best wishes towards a speedier recovery
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In my experience, once the area that is missing below where skin used to be starts to fill in with the wierd looking round granules (bumps) things start to speed up.
That is exactly what is happening. Milimeter by milimeter the white dead skin starts to dissolve and it replaced by these weird looking red granules and eventually the skin heals right there. It just takes so dang long. That is why I was looking for a way to get debribement done to have the white callous skin removed. That hasn't worked out so far.

I just saw it again the other day on Animalplanet where they doctored a horse's fetlock healing from a rope burn. She took off the bandage, scraped off the remaining white dead skin, made it bleed like a friggin pig and then put dressing and a bandage back on. A week later, they took the bandage off and it was almost healed.

Why doesn't that work for us? Maybe I really need to go see a vet.
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Just duct tape that bad boy up and get back out there!
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:02 PM   #52
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:26 PM   #53
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My thought exactly.
U going to LH tonight? I wanna see the wounds.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:35 PM   #54
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I think the Wound Care option is best, but what do I know..??

Anyway..I wish you a fast recovery!
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U going to LH tonight? I wanna see the wounds.
No, prolly not.

Also, I want the bandage to stay on until tomorrow so I see what it looks like when 'they' do it. I'll PM you a picture tonight. Do you have pics of your roadrash lately? How is that healing?
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I have always liked the dry look over the wet, just seems to heal faster.

chicks dig open wounds.
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for the record a nurse told me to wash my rash 3 times a day with hydrogen peroxide, let it air dry, smear triple antiobiotic over it, and keep it bandaged loosely to let air get to it.

And everyone told me to get 2nd skin and I started to use it and they kept falling apart into little gel crystals (if that makes sense) and sticking to the wound, and it took like 3 of the patches to cover my rash and they have to be changed daily, @ $6 for a box of 4, not counting the bandage I was using to hold them in place.... I hated them. I used nonstick pads (though you know they stick anyway) but my mom and the nurse both said to use gauze. it just hurts so bad to peel off gauze... you know?
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my mom and the nurse both said to use gauze. it just hurts so bad to peel off gauze... you know?
Gauze would take more of the debris away but my wound drains so much that even a non-stick pad hurts like heck to peel off because it literally get glued on. Sometimes, I soaked it in water just so I could take it off more easily; probably not the most successful way to heal and remove debris though.

Well, I have been patiently wearing the Unna boot for several days and today is the appointment at the woundcare center. Let's see what it looks like.

btw - all this stuff you guys put in here is very informative. I hope it doesn't only help me.
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ewww...looks like it hurts!! glad you're taking car of it though. I did not realize how deep it really was!!!
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