I was going to a actually ask this privately but decided it might be helpful if anyone else had this question too!
With the open surgery my outer incision has healed and is totally amazing!She obviously has a plastics background or is just very talented with the scapel. She did some great clean up of the thick/wide areas the lowest most point at the curve she did around my navel(for my belly ring) is the only area that pulled a bit and is probably going to heal a bit wider than I was hoping for. It turns bright purple when I've overdone so it's my barometer of sorts now.
But the question of the last week for myself and others in the family is:
How long does it take all those underneath layers of skin, tissue, muscles that were cut through to fully heal?
I often get twinges and if I 'suck in' it pulls deep in the muscle layer and aches hard. I still have pain of course in the biggest area of scar tissue on that left side (I keep thinking right..so left/right dyslexic here! lol
) where the internal herniation of the intestine was and the largest mound of scar tissue was removed. That I suspect will take the longest to stop hurting.
Healing I know goes from OUTSIDE to DEEP inside..and that's why it can be so deceptive when our outer scars, whether they be from the laproscopic or the open surgeries, heal quickly. Easy to think it's all 'healed up inside too!"..so I thought I'd ask it here for everyone to have an answer on this one too!