So I had my Lap Wednesday just gone, I am just wondering about dressing on the stitches however.
When I left the hospital they did not give me any instructions regarding do I clean the stitches or change the dressing over them, she gave me two plasters that was all but just handed them to me so I presumed I had to change them, I changed these plasters on Thursday as the ones they put on were a bit bloody so did not want them staying on.
After that I had no more plasters left, I found some surgical plasters in a box in which we had some left over from my partners surgery months ago so I have been using those as they were the same in which she gave me. But now I have ran out.
The wounds are oozing a little bit and still getting some blood on the plaster so I think I should be changing them every day I am not sure.
How long should I keep changing the plasters? When can I go without having plaster on and also what do you use to clean the wound with, I have been using some salt in boiling hot water as they did not advise what to do or I dont have a sheet or anything in which they gave me I am now unsure? Also the fact the stitching in my belling button is starting to look a little manky is worrying x