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3 weeks after mastectomy, I still have scabs... is that normal?

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Hi. I suggest you visit with your doctor about the scabs after the mastectomy. I would think that different bodies heal at different rates. To have scabs 3 weeks after a mastectomy does not sound unreasonable to me, but then I'm not a doctor or a health care provider. Hang in there and good luck. ~ Jo Ann, survivor since 2009
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Thank you Jo Ann. I recently had it restitched so here i go again!! It was closed differently than the other, so hopefully this time is the charm!!
      Hugs, Sandy

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      anonymous
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      Hi Sandy,

      Good luck. Hopefully you will heal quickly and completely this time. It sounds like you have a very supportive family. Good luck to you and your brother on the fundraising. We pink ladies are such an encouragement to each other, I...

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      Hi Sandy,

      Good luck. Hopefully you will heal quickly and completely this time. It sounds like you have a very supportive family. Good luck to you and your brother on the fundraising. We pink ladies are such an encouragement to each other, I know a lady who had a mastectomy 35 years ago, with no followup chemo or radiation, and is still cancer free & encouraging other women today.Thank you for sharing, and even being encouraging, as you go through a surgical re-do. What a trooper!
      Hugs & Smiles to you ~ Jo Ann

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      JoAnn,
      I try my best but every day is a struggle for sure!! Hoping this time it will work out for me. My family is great, but it's awesome to talk to my sisters in pink because you truly understand the ups and downs involved here. 'm brave on...

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      JoAnn,
      I try my best but every day is a struggle for sure!! Hoping this time it will work out for me. My family is great, but it's awesome to talk to my sisters in pink because you truly understand the ups and downs involved here. 'm brave on the outside, but inside still crushed!! I would rather look at scars, which i call courage badges, than cancer!! God bless you pink sister!!
      Hugs and lucky shamrocks
      Sandy

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      I talked with my dermatologist also; he said to minimize scarring, gently wash the scabs then moisturize with Vaseline or other-brand petroleum jelly, the sooner the scabs come off (don't pull or scrub! just dab very gently), the better the...

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      I talked with my dermatologist also; he said to minimize scarring, gently wash the scabs then moisturize with Vaseline or other-brand petroleum jelly, the sooner the scabs come off (don't pull or scrub! just dab very gently), the better the incision will heal === and if you have odd nerve sensations from the healing, like I do, Vaseline just came out with a SPRAY lotion which is ideal for covering the area after scab is off, it soaks in quickly, and means you do not have to touch the area which twinges dramatically as the nerve attempts to regenerate

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