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Lilly's Biopsy Care 101

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Hi all!

Just wanted to share my biopsy-care with you all, since it seems to be working well.

First off, I cared for it the way the doc said to first, polysporin(sp) and a bandaid for the first 48 hours. (Changing every 24 hours).

My wound (or as I lovingly referred to it: "my hunka-hunka-missing-flesh") looked AWFUL for the first 48 hours.

I then started caring for it the way I have cared for every other major wound I have ever dealth with:

Wash hands thoroughly

using a steril cotton pad, clean wound with something antiseptic (lemon juice - caution, it HURTS, witch hazel, etc)

put a little vitamin E oil it - cover with band-aid.

After five days of this, my wound now looks like a small bug-bite. I am now leaving it uncovered, except for at night when I am repeating the above steps.

It worked well for me, and thought I would share...

Lil

(NOTE: I did not have a severe outbreak of DH when I did this, and don't know if that would make a difference in the effeciveness).

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Mederma, available OTC, but still pricey, can also help reduce scar formation (even after six months). (Recommended by the plastic surgeon who stitched me up after I was smacked in the face by a tree a few weeks ago.)

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I had a chunk taken out of each elbow on a Friday afternoon. A few hours later I went on stage in a production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Opening number: Tradition! and I throw my arms up in the air. RIP! go the stitches. Alls well that ends well: two years later my scars are barely noticable! :D

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Our whole family LOVES "Fiddler!" Our oldest son was in a student production of it this year, so we all have it memorized! GREAT show!!!!! When they got to "sabbath Prayer," my 7-year-old nudged me and whispered, "Mommy, why don't WE sing that on Shabbat?"

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Thanks, Lil! My biopsy was in January, but it still looks like 2 huge, red bug-bites--they even itch like bug bites. :angry: Do you think it's too late for vitamin E to be effective for me?

I don't think it's too late, per se - the sooner you get the vit. e on, in my experience, obviously, the better - but no, i don't think it's too late. Just be rigorous. As often as you can put it on (though don't be obessive about it putting it on, like, 97 times a day).

I used vit. e on scars - it took a while to go away, but go away they have. When I put it on my hubby's face when he got smashed so bad he needed stiches (I wouldn't let him, I took care of it instead), he barely scared at all. (I can't see it at all unless it is a certain kind of light & I am looking for it).

I would say use it 2-3 times a day, and it should clear up. I had a bad burn on my arm, and it took about a year before it went away, but now i can't even see it.

Also, funny thing is, my biopsy site didn't itch the first 24 hours, but after that it did. It itched right up until I started the vit. e regimin. Litterally, less than 24 hours later, the itching stopped.

Maybe we celiacs lack vit. e due to malabsorbtion - or maybe I'm just a mutant... :rolleyes:

Lil

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Maybe we're all mutants from another planet! :D

dude... you have NO idea how many times that thought has *seriously* crossed my mind.

maybe we can't digest gluten because it does not exist on our home planet...

i think from now on, instead of telling people i have celiac, i'll just tell them i am from another planet, and that my species cannot digest gluten :D:D:D

Oh, and be careful not to disturb the scab of the biopsy (if it's still scabbed) - i accidentially knocked mine off after taking a shower the other day. More work, more vit. e, and more time to heal.

doean't that seem to be the story of our lives? :blink:

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