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  • Blog Post: Amazing Progress - contains graphic images

    c For anyone who may be interested in how amazing the body actually is at healing. The first picture was 1 week post op. The wound was as deep as they could go. The second picture was 12 weeks later. It is my calf. The scar now measures 10cm by 7 cm. You'll notice the second picture also shows what...
  • Blog Post: Completed - one operation 14 June 2010

    Matt had his operation at 8.30am this morning, well that is when he went down to be prepared and he came back on the ward just before 1pm [ a long time to be gone and in the care of others] We were told they had removed the 4 lesions as planned and taken skin for graft from behind his ear, also a...
  • Blog Post: 14 June 2010 Skin Cancer Operation

    Just taken the call today regarding Matt's operation date... He will be in hospital overnight and allowed home following day. He is having basal cell lesions removed, and two other as yet undefined lesions removed. They will be biopsied to confirm type. These two are the nastier of the two...
  • Blog Post: more photo's. SOME GRAPHIC view with caution

    My last operation 08/04/10. They used the previous scar from my pelvic clearance in Feb 09, then cut it out and made a new one. Below is a picture of my skin graft now, nearly 4 years on! It doesn't notice nearly as much as it used to and I feel comfortable not to cover it up as it...
  • Blog Post: Photo's, surgery SOME GRAPHIC do not view if you are likely to be sensitive.

    My first major surgery was the WLE, SNB and split skin graft. June 2006. Sentinel Node biopsy from behind my knee. These nodes were negative. Sentine Node Biopsy, groin. Three of these nodes were positive. The dressing on my thigh was on the donor site for the skin graft. Having...
  • Blog Post: Leaky legs lol!

    Hi there lovely people. Although my skin graft site is healing well (according to all the District Nurses but it still looks like a lump of meat to me!) I am having a big problem with fluid leaking from the skin around the site. I can't go longer than two days before the dressings are soaking wet...
  • Blog Post: Oral cancer

    Hi there, I have, in the last eight months, had an operation for cancer of the tongue, whereby half my tongue was removed and replaced with a "flap". I had a skin graft on my arm to replace the skin taken for the flap and lymph nodes taken from my neck to test for further cancer. Thankfully...