Post op wound care
My recovery continues well, I've had fewer of those unusual feeling beats (PVCs?), my blood pressure is coming down (based on sensations, I'm travelling without a BP monitor), I feel it pacing less often (whether this is from the AV block getting back to my "normal" or simply being used to the sensation more). In short, while still very hyper aware of my body, I am recovering mentally and physically.
My biggest concern now is infection. All good so far, no raised temperature or unusual sensations from the wound. I have a waterproof dressing covering the wound and have been asked to keep this on for 7 days but not much info about wound care beyond this, I only have a follow up for 6 weeks after the procedure.
They did give me spare dressings to use if the one I have on comes off early.
Beyond common sense, general hygiene, keeping the wound area dry and clean etc, what can I do to avoid infection? Would it help to use the spare dressings for after the 7 days? Would it help to treat the area with alcohol or other disinfectant?
You know you're wired when...
You run like the bionic woman.
To tell you the truth I never even give it a second thought. While growing up it never stopped me from doing anything and to this day my girlfriend or my kids need to remind me that I have one!