Jul 16, 2011 10:13AM Rennasus wrote:
OK I will start. here's my TE story in all its glory:
On February 3, 2011, had BMX with TE and was filled to 350ccs on the table. (My PS believes in taking advantage of the supple skin after BMX.) Ten days later, I developed necrosis in my right incision. On February 19, 2011, had surgery to remove the dead tissue and PS also removes 50cc's on my right side to reduce the pressure. My left side is healing just fine!
Within 2 weeks, 3 yellow/green spots (not infection, but excess collagen which interferes with the body's ability to close the skin) developed along my right incision line. One of these spots eventually develops into the size of a nickel. On March 28, 2011, I go back into surgery to have my right incision debrided and restitched. My PS removes another 50 cc's.
At this point I begin eating much more protein to assist with my healing...100g's a day. Despite this, my incision develops the tell tale yellow-green spots again, but this time only the center one opens, this time to the size of a dime. I take Levaquin for 3 weeks but labs show no sign of infection.
On April 26, 2011, PS re-stitches me and removes yet another 50ccs. (My right TE is now half the size of the left, which healed perfectly, BTW.)
The new revision slowly heals! I was SO hopeful! But a tiny, tiny spot remained in the center of my right incision — and from which fluid continually seeped. I had been wearing compression vests and changing gauze dressings for 5 months. It wasn't healing and I was over it.
On July 6, 2011, I had my right TE removed. Am now in the healing process. Still waiting on path report to see if deep tissue had any infection.