Anyone's incision reopen?

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Registered: 07-24-2003
Anyone's incision reopen?
Mon, 03-08-2004 - 7:18pm
Can anyone tell me if they have had their incision reopen? If so, how long did it take to heal. Mine reopened right after they took out the staples which were only left in for 3 days. I'm so upset, I can't even look at it and have to have my husband clean it twice a day. Now I don't know how long to plan for recovery period.
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Registered: 07-23-2003
Tue, 03-09-2004 - 3:45pm

The day after I come home from the hospital was Christmas day. I had been sitting in the floor with the baby in front of me, watching TV as I was folding clothes. Ds woke up (3 yo then) , come around the corner, and made a run for the Christmas tree after he saw the presents. That included walking right 'over' where dd and I were. In other words, he almost stepped on the baby. Had I not stood up when i saw him, who knows, lol.

But right as his foot was about to land on dd, I swooped him up (all 30 lbs of him), and fell right back over. I had an internal

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Sat, 03-13-2004 - 10:33pm
A few days after coming home from the hospital I ran into the corner of the wall across my tummy and broke open the wound. It hurt so bad and was leaking like crazy. My doctor didn't seem concerned at all and said it would heal. It maybe took a week before I was feeling better. The thing that bothers me is after almost 2 years my tummy is still numb-weak muscles-and I can't stand anything tight across that area. Anyone else have this problem?

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Registered: 04-28-2003
Mon, 03-15-2004 - 7:34pm
Hi there,

First off, I'm so sorry to hear that your incision re-opened. I know how horrifying it is.

My incision began bleeding 2 days after I got home. The doc had to re-open it, then I had nurses coming to my house to clean and pack it 2x a day. This went on for 6 weeks, but from what the nurses said, my incision took a little longer to heal than expected.

It was a very long time before I was able to look at it, so I know how you feel. Just know that with time, it will heal.

Good luck to you and keep us posted.