Tuesday Talk: Describe Your Incision Scar

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Tuesday Talk: Describe Your Incision Scar
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Tue, 08-02-2011 - 10:00am

What type of closing did they use?

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 4:22pm

Mine is a little longer than normal cause i had to have an appedectomy too.. It itches occasionally still esp since i have a growing belly again :) Im not sure what kind it was i just remember getting staples after..

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 3:00pm
I would say "very" successful!! She was pregnant about 3 mos later, and then had another baby after that in less than 18 mos! LOL NOT TWINS like you, but nearly Irish twins!! LOL She already had 3 kids before the reversal, so after #5 was born she got her tubes tied again and her hubby got a V.

What is really interesting and different in her case though, is that her insurance DID pay for it!!! That's practically unheard of, and was the only reason she was able to go ahead and do it!!
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Registered: 10-25-2009
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 1:02pm

Yes, the c/s was very similar to the reversal.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:11pm
On the up-side, I didn't have to do dishes for probably 2 whole months because of the counter!

Manda :)

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:31am
mandak78 wrote:
I had dissolving stitches inside ans strei-strips outside. At 9 months PP it is purply-pink and slightly raised with some thicker bumps and irregularities from extra scarring from some stitches from the inside that did not dissolve and decided to get infected and come out through my skin. :/ Not cool. I wish it was prettier and more symmetrical. I don't like it but I don't really dislike it either. It is still numb in some areas up to a half-inch on either side of the scar. I had some searing pain in the first several weeks, but it was more inside than just with the incision. It is still tender though and if I lean against the counter in the bathroom or if LO kicks it (and he LOVES to kick, hard!) it sure hurts. It is more tender at the places where the stitches festered. Ok, I guess I don't like it. It makes me feel very negative. :/

:( I'm sorry.

My kitchen sink is catty-cornered and my Splenda holder is behind it. Sometimes I'll forget and bump my stomach (which is perfect height when I stand on tippy-toes to reach behind the sink). Stars. Nothing but stars. LOL

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:23am
one_more_please wrote:

my scar is invisible.

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:22am
Wow! My wisdom teeth were pulled in my dentists office when I was 16. He was retiring and said I should get them out now instead of 30 when I'd likely have a problem. Luckily they were straight in and came out 1,2,3.

My husband and DS both have more surgeries than me!
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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:19am
jennh1230 wrote:
You did have any stitches with your vaginal delivery either?

I'm glad you are proud of it, it is something to be proud of. And I'm with you on wondering how that hole was big enough, but you know the other hole ain't very big either. LOL

The closing type I was talking about is stitches, staples, steri strips.

Nope, no stitches then either. Closing type---duh. LOL I'm guessing like yours. I only had a tiny stitch that got removed. It was at the end and it was a loop. I had steri strips until they came off.

I think it's easier to imagine the other hole expanding than the one that is cut, kwim? LOL

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:16am
I didn't have the infected stitches, but it does still sting a bit when LO kicks at it. Somehow it's at the perfect spot for those kicks too, isn't it?! LOL
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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:14am
My sis had a tubal reversal and the way she described it was pretty similar to a c-section. What's sad is that they let her go home the same day. At least with a c-section you get a few days of recovery in the hospital, and if you are having extra pain or issues you have people there right then that can help you.
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