Any and all opinions are welcome. I really need some good advice. I am taking this time in lockdown to learn sutures to get ahead of my class. So I need to know what I should do.
Sorry if this is supposed to be saved for the Friday check-in, but I'm so excited and you guys are the only ones who would understand it.
Cerclage removal is finally here! We made it! Today I'm 36+3, and I only have 3 more days of vaginal progesterone left to take. I never thought we would get here. My first pregnancy had a pessary placed at 21 weeks, and vaginal progesterone started at 20, but I had PPROM at 33+2 (with her delivery by emergency c-section same day). While I figured the cerclage would take me past 33 weeks, never thought that I would have it removed before going into labor.
For the women who need to hear success stories to keep your spirits up, here is one. While I know that a no NICU delivery/stay is not guaranteed, right now she won't need a NICU stay due to prematurity. Thank you to everyone who has shared, commented, and offered support. Seriously.
NO MORE COOTER SUTURES!
It went great and I was SO grateful! My dog who usually might have to be sedated due to her pretty high discomfort with invasive handling was happily able to eat hamburger from my hands while the tech snipped out the stitches one by one. At the end my dog gave her kisses as thanks and we went home happy!
Hi everyone! My dog (5 yr old lab mix ~70lbs) had a fractured tooth and the vet pulled it three days ago. Today when checking the sutures I noticed they came apart and there is quite a large hole where I can see what I believe is his jaw bone. I called the vet and they said it wasn’t an issue at all and is completely fine without seeing him. Should I be concerned about proper healing, infection risk, or further complications? He’s on day 3 of a 7 day course of clindamycin. Thank you for any help you can provide!
I'm entering week 8 of my recovery and feel great. I finally decided to explore my vaginal cuff for the first time (I was terrified) and it feels like everything is good in there, but I can feel one of the sutures poking out. So, despite the fact that I was cleared for sex at 8 weeks I'm worried my hubby would end up jabbing his dick on this, so we both agreed to wait longer. The look on his face when I told him was priceless, dudes are so proficient at imagining penis pain, but it's a real concern here. Anyway I'm just wondering for those of you who have had your cervix removed how long before those sutures were gone? Did they fall out or just kind of melt away over time? Did they interfere with sex if they were still present when you started having sex again?
Has anyone had any experience with your body rejecting the stitches? I am four weeks postop and had to give my surgeon a call because my scar had appeared to becoming open. He said its called a spitting suture and not really the biggest problem there is. I only had two and he took care of them, but im worried about how long it takes for them to close back up and if i should expect more to appear. Thanks
I’m a 20 years old female student living in Quebec, Canada.
I moved in with my roommate (33,M) last July. I met him through an add that he posted when he was looking for a roommate. He seemed like a pretty decent guy, no red flags about him so I agreed to move in. He told me he has a cat that rarely comes out of the storage room and is very shy. That’s all.
Turns out, the cat, Gus, is a living demon. Usually, I’m very good with animals. My mom always said I was gifted because I’ve always been able to approach, tame and comfort any animal I’ve ever met. But not this cat. Gus has some serious behavioral issues. At first, it started with him pooping and peeing everywhere in the apartment, especially on the couch. No big deal, just gotta clean it and it’s forgotten. It never came out of the storage room, to the point where my roommate had to put his food and water bowls and his litter box in the storage room. I get it, I’m an intruder in his space. I thought if I gave the cat lots of space and let it take it’s time, it would get used to my presence. It did the complete opposite. Since September, the cat waits for me to wake up and get out of my bedroom in the morning, and attacks me. It claws my legs and hisses and freaks out as soon as it sees me, and I almost never really notice it first, as it hides and waits for me to get close enough. So almost every morning, I get surprise-attacked as soon as I wake up. I told my roommate multiple times about this, and he never cared. The cat also screams bloody murder every single night, it’s so loud even the neighbors hear it (we live in an apartment building). The cat really sounds like it’s in agony, it’s really frightening. The cat shows ALL signs of anxiety disorder. I’ve tried every way of talking to my roommate about it, even offered to pay for half of the vet bill if we take it there, but my roommate doesn’t want to hear it. He keeps buying essential oil diffuser and catnip, expecting it to magically solve the issue. I suggested once that my roommate put the cat on antidepressants, and my roommate was so offended by it, he kicked me out and gave me 1 month to find another place and leave. He said that clearly I’m not compatible with the cat, so I have to move. I didn’t sign the lease when I moved in (I know, foolish), so I found another place and I’m moving in December 12th. I have proof of every single discussion we’ve had, since we only talk through texting, due to him working night shifts so I barely see... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone have any youtube videos or other resources they use to brush up on their suturing skills/technique? One of the things that get scrapped/cut short due to covid in my program was learning how to suture, and I start surgery in two weeks.
Bought a nice little practice kit from Amazon and was wondering if anyone has any recommended videos/reading for how to do different sutures. Thanks in advance for any help!
I'm 17 days post op today and I see a bundle of suture that is poking out of me by a few millimeters in one of the spots that's been refusing to heal. I lightly tugged, but it isn't coming completely out. Anyone else experienced this? How long did it take to finally come out on its own?
No anesthesia, joked with the doc the whole time, wasn’t too bad, the snips hurt but bearable, cauterize hurt the worst, didn’t even feel the incisions or sutures.
I had a tight fist due to pain, other than that I walked out on my own.
5 days later I have some occasional soreness, some abdominal pains but I’m moving around a lot more, just make sure you have some supportive underwear, I didn’t use a jockstrap I was fine with athletic (tight) boxers and frozen peas/carrots
10/10 better than expected
19M I have a narrow high arched palate as a result of chronic mouth breathing throughout my developmental years. Every night my nose gets stuffy so I can’t breath out of it and am forced to mouth breath. I’ve seen multiple ENTs and ruled out any allergies, nasal blockages etc. I’ve also tried nasal steroids, antihistamines etc. and nothing helps. I’m aware that the maxilla is the base of the nasal cavity so maxillary expansion increases nasal volume and in a lot of cases cures non allergic rhinitis aka persistent stuffiness.
I’m going to get some form of palatal expansion very soon but am still not entirely sure on which to get. MSE would be the most likely to solve my functional problems but tbh I don’t want a gap in my front teeth for half a year...sorry. Homeoblock/ DNA appliance claim to expand the upper airways/nasal cavities but they seem to me like more of a tooth born expansion device in adults.
So my question is will I need MSE/MARPE that will produce a large diastema (I need at least 8mm expansion) or will a homeoblock/DNA/ALF/ AGGA?! be able to help me without the temporary aesthetic consequences?
Thanks for reading.
Hey y’all 👋 friends call me Doc.
I frequently train students at my alma mater in suturing clinics, compression-only CPR, IV placement, and other clinical skills during workshops designed for pre-health students. However, I find it incredibly important to help educate anyone I can in emergency response skills: I’m doing my part to fight the Bystander Effect!
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I just got my sutures out this morning. My skin feels less tight and irritated. Kinda tingles a little. I have some steristrips that will be on for about 2 weeks until they fall off on their own. I still have some bruising, but it's healing day by day now. They are starting to feel softer and more like actual boobs instead of hard lumps. Still no feeling in my right nipple. I'm so excited. This feels like a lovely milestone. Cleared for small workouts if leg work out only, like my elliptical without the arms. I was 165 pounds when I went into the consult last month. I weighted 159 at the office this morning. So swelling weight and weight off of my breasts is starting to show.
I have 4 sutures that need to be removed. I don’t have insurance. Is there a free or low cost option available that doesn’t involve paying for a full office visit?
Anybody got any advice on how to remove the tongue split sutures. Got to do it soon and this is what I'm most nervous for 😂
Hi!! tomorrow I am going to get my sutures around my nipples removed.. could anyone please share some insight as to what that is like/how they do it?! I am super nervous!!
Hi .. I want to practice suturing in some materials that may somewhat mimick skin. I don’t want to buy the commercial simulators. Can you suggest some materials available i groceries or home to practice suturing ( except animals , banana and orange 😊)