Just had the week five check up on my skin graft. Here’s the update…
It’s healing well but not perfectly at this stage. A couple of days earlier I was a little concerned. There seemed to be a bit of splitting around the edges. I wasn’t too sure if this was anything to be worried about.
I took it easy and they did heal up a bit. Better, but after having a chat with the surgeon he would have liked the graft to be completely solid. Which it’s not quite there yet.
Young For A Skin Graft
The surgeon suggested younger people like myself can take an extra week or 2 around this stage. Which is quite good that at 42 I can be considered young. My kids keep telling the opposite.
A bit of Kenacomb cream has been added to assist the last bit of healing. The skin graft should be considered solid within 2 weeks.
I still have to give the graft plenty of TLC. Keep it protected and that means I am well off running. I’ve got to get through another stage of healing before I even look at beginning the process back.
I don’t think I’ll be out for a run before the end of this year.
It is what it is is. Still at least another 2 weeks before I can get back to a normal-ish life. Even though there will still be limitations.
For the extra details on where this all started this post: Melanoma skin cancer: now bed bound and no running. covers it.
Be sun smart out there.