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  1. #1
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    My Stitches Itch!

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    And they look like bugs! I'm going to my doc this afternoon and hopefully they'll be coming out.

    Just curious if anyone has ever tried those creams that are supposed to help reduce scarring. Do they really work? Not that I expect to become an elbow model or anything.

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    yoW! i missed a story, i can see. what happened to your elbow?
    keeping it moist will definitely aid it in healing.

    I have read about more than one study proving this again and again. new cells are able to grow more quickly in a moist area than a dry one.
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    Vitamin E

    My grandmother always swore by it!
    Break open a capsule and apply it directly to the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby View Post
    yoW! i missed a story, i can see. what happened to your elbow?

    Details about my various mishaps while on "vacation" are on our website.

    http://www.tandemhearts.com/wordpres...fic-northwest/
    Veronica does an endo...

    http://www.tandemhearts.com/wordpres...ath-in-oregon/
    Veronica tumbles down a 20 foot cliff.

    I'm so happy I'm "sturdy"!

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    Last edited by Veronica; 07-02-2007 at 04:15 PM.
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    Pardon me. I know you'll understand when I celebrate the fact that I got away with only the imprints of rocks all over my butt from my last trip. OK, you could actually see all the details of the rocks, but at least no blood was spilled.

    Yes, you need to keep the wound moist. It's probably the scar tissue and the scabs as they're drying out.

    Andy Pruitt had a good article on this. I'll see if I can find it for you but ask your doc about 2nd skin or Nexaderm type stuff. The risk of infection should be over.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Voila! I think there was some good info in this thread.

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...ght=saran+wrap
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    I always take my stitches out early and I never go back to the doctor to have them do it. Does that make me a bad person?

    Comfort tip:

    When I had a huge strip of stitches on the inside of my ankle, I learned that if you tape it REALLY tight, it doesn't hurt as much when you're riding. I found every little bump excruciating after I had this - 8 connected stitches, about 3 inches long incision. Your probably isn't as bad because it's on bony not soft tissue and farther away from the shock absorbers (feet/pedals).
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    V, I just read your reports and about your mishaps. So glad that you are overall OK, if not mentally and physically bumped up a bit. OK, so maybe we're all mentally bumped up a bit, so I'll change it to "if not bumped up a bit".

    SK's imprints were quite impressive, by the way. All different shades of blue, purple, and yellow. Quite attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow View Post
    SK's imprints were quite impressive, by the way. All different shades of blue, purple, and yellow. Quite attractive.
    And festive too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    And festive too!!
    Yeah - sounds like fireworks. How seasonally appropriate!
    Sarah

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    Not sure having a seasonally festive butt is topic for the dinner table. Interestingly you could see the crack





    . . . in the rock! Get your minds out of the gutter.

    Let's talk about V's awesome elbow makeover instead.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Where are the photos of SK's owies? You're supposed to document these things.

    Stitches are now out. I have little surgi strips instead.

    V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    Not sure having a seasonally festive butt is topic for the dinner table. Interestingly you could see the crack





    . . . in the rock!

    What is it about butt bruises? My most colorful one is...not fit to be photographed.

    V.
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    I second Nicole's advice - vitamin E straight out of the capsules, and try to keep it out of the sun - I think sun can make the scars darker. Although some people just scar more easily than others.

    That's going to be a nice looking scar! I'm glad you're OK - it looks like it hurt.
    Keep calm and carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    Where are the photos of SK's owies? You're supposed to document these things.
    There was talk of it, but since they spanned the entire length and width of the, err, nether regions, I nixed it.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

 

 

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