- Jun 23, 2018
- Location (City and/or State)
- East Texas
Luv and hugs Lyn.. I hope you wake up in less pain!Good evening all
My surgery is all done and dusted.
They took a 3 cm diameter circle around the melanoma and grafted skin from my neck onto it.
I have a wound about 5 cm long with stitches on my neck and goodness knows how many stitches around the graft - I lost count after 18.
Then they put a special dressing that helps skin grafts over it all and stitched that to my face!
I am bruised and my eye has almost closed up so I look as if I have done a few rounds in the ring with Tyson, so I'm not a pretty sight. All I'm missing is the bolt in my neck and I'd have a great Hallowe'en costume.
I have to wait 2 weeks now to see if the graft has been successful - I don't know what they'll do if it isn't.
It's pretty painful and I feel as if I've been through the mill today but all your posts have helped cheer me up again so thank you for that.
Anyway I'm off to bed now so nos da and take care.