thanks for the reply. I saw your post about your fistula. It must be a nightmare for you. All these operations.
you have to become your own expert and this is a great place to get info.
Thanks for your reply Louise
its such a worry
I wake up every morning covered in blood.
Covered in rashes caused by the tape.
I have only been able to have a shower this week as now using waterproof dressings.
I cant see the wound as under my breast thankfully.
if I press my breast theres a gurgling sound and then stuff comes out.
If you have already had yours for four weeks then I have weeks still to go.
At least I now know its just going to take time
I had the same approx 4 weeks ago, at first I was getting it packed every second day but on the last visit my surgeon stated he wanted it packing with a gauze that was silver?? And to leave it a week. I am back tomorrow for it checking as it is holding back my chemo so understand your frustration. I will let you know how long they expect it to be, it is trying to close but they do not want it too until it heals from the inside first.
I had a WLI four weeks ago.
everything was great for the first week then I got some pain in my breast.
on day 10 I could not move with the pain and realised I had an infection. Wound was fine.
I went to A&E and was admitted and operated on. Sent home with antibiotics and an open wound which I get dressed daily at the doctors. Went back to see BCN today and she cleaned wound and said it was a haematoma. This will greatly delay my radiation.
Does anyone have any idea how long it could take to heal?
I am getting blue and this is only the first step.