Thanks ladies for your response. I dont go to the nurse for dressings changed just do it every couple of days at home. I will ask the bcn about the dressings you've mentioned as I really want it to heal to not stop further treatment.
I have my results for clear margins on Wednesday as they were sent back for 2nd opinion (long story!)
I am opting for a mx if they are not clear, decided this from the beginning, dont think it will make a difference to surgery on nodes clearance if I am having mx, but if margins are clear and I keep my breast I am worried about the length of time it will be healing if they wont operate with an open wound.
Any ideas? Xx
If you are absolutly sure that there is no infection you could try an ancient remedy - Myrrh - yes like in the bible. You can get it as an aromatherapy oil and add it to some aloe vera gel, just one drop. It makes open wounds start granulating Scabbing) almost immediatly.
I've not heard of it being used on post operative wounds but it certainly gets used on uninfected ulcers that won't heal
After a lumpectomy and large haematoma under scar which has opened my wound, does anyone know anything that could speed up wound to heal. All checks done at hospital and not infected but was told to keep dressing on to ensure I lesson the risk of infection.
Anyone had this on lumpectomy or mastectomy wound? What diet may help to speed recovery? Any other tips?
Thanks Louise xxx