Day 8 through Day 11: Nothing really has changed however I am getting slight scabs as I stopped the Vitamin E as of Day 7. I am still spraying saline solution every few hours to keep the grafts moist. I am getting my sutures removed on Day 13 (Dec 19, 2011).
I got my sutures removed on Day 13. I went back to see Dr. Rahal as opposed to having my local GP take them out. My rational was that I wanted Dr. Rahal to see how I was progressing as this is a crucial time to make sure everything is going according to plan. Plus I just figured I came this far why risk going to a GP to have my sutures removed regardless of how easy it may be. He said everything was going great and my scar looked really good and was going to be a good one! I now am able to shower and have to massage my scabs off at this point. Felt sooo good to finally shower my head…felt human again! I now have to put Polysporin still on the scar for the rest of this week and see how it looks from there. My scabs should be gone by this week. I love feeling my hair as it feels like nice stubble…a feeling I haven’t felt in years!!!! Now I am going to unfortunately lose my hairs…getting upset about it bc I love my hairline design! Ugly duckling stage here I come!
Post Op regimen: Dr. Rahal recommended using Rogaine to stimulate the growth in the recipient area so I am going to start using Rogaine Foam next week after the scabs are gone. I didn’t really want to marry Rogaine but I figured I didn’t want to stray from his Post Op recommendations…so he said to use it for at least the first 12 months.
Top Row: Day 8 and Day 9
Bottom Row: Day 10 and Day 11
Top Row: Day 12 and Day 13
Bottom Row: Day 14 and Day 14 Scar (Post Sutures)