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Old May 29th 04, 01:03 AM
Hillary Israeli
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In ,
Nan wrote:

*where I work the registrars and less experienced tend to use staples to
*close up the skin because it is easier and probably quicker for them. The
*specialists tend to do one long continuous stitch you can't see except for
*at each end of the scar that is pulled out on day 5....I've not had staples
*but I've removed plenty and they are very fiddly and harder to remove esp if
*skin starts growing over the edges of them.
*Alissa
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*I also think it can boil down to personal preference on the OB's part.
*And they also hurt more if they become imbedded in the skin :-(

Staples, being made of stainless steel, are a wonderful option for those
like me who have a history of having awful reactions to most available
suture materials.

-hillary, with several nasty scars from non-stainless-steel skin closures
resulting in huge inflammatory responses

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Old May 29th 04, 04:23 AM
Shena Delian O'Brien
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Sophie wrote:

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the


time

on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?




I've had staples with all 3 of mine. I had mine removed each time just
before leaving the hospital. Never had a problem.


I had staples and they were taken out the day after my c-section while I
was still in the hospital. Littlest pinpricks, no pain at all. They were
replaced with steri strips(sp) which were removed officially at my 2
week postpartum care appointment.

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Old May 29th 04, 09:27 AM
Lindsay
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(Christine) wrote in message ...
My question is this:
I was told by my Dr. NOT to do steps more than once or twice a day and
when I do, take baby steps ( one step at a time ).....well it turns out
that I felt fine...( I was discharged last wed ) so its just been a
week....I have NO pain at all, and taking NO pain meds....I consider
myself very lucky!!!!!!!!
but how many of you did steps anyhow??
if you feel good can it hurt anything?


I did some cleaning at 3 weeks because I felt great and my wound was
healing fantastically, but I should have followed the advice because
it tore open a little bit and ended up infected and only now at nine
weeks, after 3 sets of antibiotics has it healed.

The advice here is to go for short walks after a week but they killed
me so I didn't, then after the wound opened I just didn't do anything
(in the UK the midwife, health visiter, nurse and doctor can visit you
at home and I had the first three of these visit me). After six weeks
when I went out I felt great and wished I hadn't put myself through
the walks earlier thinking they were doing me good.

The point is people are different and you should do what you feel well
enough to do not just the advice, but be aware that you can't tell how
well/deep your wound has healed on the inside so be careful )


Driving, Dr. said NO driving for 4 weeks AND NO riding either for 4
weeks.....now I had a nurse in the hospital tell me that i CAN ride in
the car,,,but NO driving.....the dr. said its because If we would wreck
OR if he would have to slam on the brakes, that would NOT be good for my
insides....

does anyone ride in the car?
although I really have no desire to go in the car, i was just
wondering....


In the UK the information we are given is that you're not supposed to
drive a car for 4-6 weeks, no matter how well you feel, because you
may not be able to perform an emergency stop. You are also told to
check your car insurance about driving after an operation and how this
affects it. This is why you can be a passenger but not a driver.




its rough when you feel fine and cant do anything....


It is, but just think it's just a few weeks of your life then you'll
be fit and well. I certainly wished I hadn't bothered with the damn
cleaning!!

Lindsay
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Old May 29th 04, 12:53 PM
Sophie
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"Shena Delian O'Brien" wrote in message
...
Sophie wrote:

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the


time

on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two

c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?




I've had staples with all 3 of mine. I had mine removed each time just
before leaving the hospital. Never had a problem.


I had staples and they were taken out the day after my c-section while I
was still in the hospital. Littlest pinpricks, no pain at all. They were
replaced with steri strips(sp) which were removed officially at my 2
week postpartum care appointment.


My tape fell off on its own.


 




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