Location: Menifee, CA
Member since 7/25/2013


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  • 4 questions

Reviews by CaliKat

My TT Journey (Still on It) with Necrosis, Debridement, Holes & a Wound Vac! - Temecula, CA

This has to have been the scariest surgery for me, why.... cause I chose to have it! Thank goodness for the valium the night before, otherwise I'm sure I wouldn't have slept a wink. My surgery was scheduled first thing in the morning, yay, so I wouldn't have all day to be scared, anxious,... READ MORE

Questions from CaliKat

I Had a TT (7 Weeks PO) Where Nearly 12 Lbs Was Removed and I Developed Necrosis?

My PS had me use a cream to lift the dead black tissue up & off. She said it was good because it wasn't that deep although I did have a small hole on my left side at the... READ MORE

Necrosis: When Would You Treat It & How Would You Treat It? (photo)

I would like to know, judging by the pics attached with dates, when would you have treated the necrosis and what would you have done to treat it? READ MORE

2nd drain removed at day 43 post op & no showers until day 52 days! Is this common? (photo)

Is this common? Could the drains have cause an infection leading to necrosis? Both drains were painful to be removed but the 2nd one was definitely more painful. Also, the 2nd... READ MORE

Discussions started by CaliKat

Record for having drains in post TT

I'm at day 42 (yah, that's 6 weeks!) with one drain remaining.  The output seems really high 64-109 within 24 hours (especially high while I sleep). It was a BIG TT... READ MORE

On camera audition for the E! t.v. show Botched!

I contacted the E! t.v. show Botched about my TT / apron surgery gone bad.  At first I received a regular blanket email back but then I received a call and an invitation... READ MORE

Recent comments from CaliKat

Thank you... emailing my story to shows like that is definitely an option. Thank you. :) READ COMMENT

Yes he has! lol I'm hoping that I can find somebody as well and that I will be able to trust them. So hard when I obviously misjudged my first surgeon. READ COMMENT

I look back at the pics and I get very frustrated. Hindsight being 20/20 can do that to you. lol My sister, who was a vet tech, said that even if a dog had come in with skin like mine, they would have debrided much sooner. That's one... READ COMMENT

Thank you... realself has been here more for me than my doctor was. Couldn't be happier that I found this site and the wonderful people in it! READ COMMENT

Thank you for the luck and kind words. It has been a very frustrating road but I'm hopeful that something good will come out of it. READ COMMENT