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At 3 1/2 weeks post-op, the bruising on my neck is suddenly worse than ever!

  • leslie8642
  • 1 year ago

I was amazed to see how terrible it looked today.  I have read that sometimes bruising can get worse when you least expect it, but I was sure it wouldn''t happen to me.  Ha!  I did something new with the oozing around my ears today.  My doctor said no hydrogen peroxide because he believes it slows healing.  He told me to use aloe vera gel and polysporin.  Still, my ears have been healing really slowly.  So, I saturated a cotton ball with saline solution and wiped it all around my ears and then let air dry.  Honestly, they feel better.  They LOOK better already.  My logic was that when I am in the ocean, any break outs that I have heal quickly.  I am not recommending this unless your doctor says it's okay.  Just had to try something.  Now will dab on a little aloe vera and then some polysporin.  I don't think cool compresses or ice will help my bruising at this point (21 days post-op), and I have been taking arnica and was also using arnica cream.  I'll probably start the topical arnica again, since my doctor said it couldn't hurt.  Feel like this bruising is NEVER going away.  Happy that I was able to actually do 1 1/2 loads of laundry today and clean the bathroom.  Also showered, and that's the most I've done in 3 weeks.  Felt so good to get back in bed.  Got out of breath after being up and around for a couple hours.  Hope you are all doing well!  Let me know how it's going!  : )

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thanks you so much jenanne! As Cassielin says, Improvement WILL happen. Thank you for your sweet note, and keep us posted! Leslie
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Hi Leslie, I totally understand the bruising and the tiredness! I am 2 and half weeks post neck and lower facelift and still feel numb, tight, and have swelling on each side of my neck. I think the Arnica helps a LOT! Too bad the tube is so small. Use it where the bruising and swelling are the worst. I think warmth is better than cooling at this point for sure. Good luck! Jenanne
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