<<eek>> for you, altho very glad all were removed successfully. am hoping tis the same for me, altho the consultant seemed very confident that all would be okay, he just wanted to take fast action to ensure all would be ok IYGWIM.
am of ibruphen, and co-codomol too as it was pretty deep into the muscle and walking is very achy.
i had 2 dodgy lumps removed from my leg about 6 weeks ago and the 2nd and 3rd days i was in agony and one in particular was very itchy.I had mild salt and tea tree baths and it was ok within a week.HTH
I was shower only for 3 days and had a bath after that and they gave me one extra dressing which I did.One of them looks fine now practically invisible but the other one is still a bit 'there' iykwim and i think it needs re done!
In terms of scars, it depends entirely on how you scar, I don't have keloid scars but I do have raised ones - the one in the centre of my back looks like I've been stabbed in the back - even now some 18 years later. The ones on my hand and arm are much better, just pink bits. You wouldn't notice unless I pointed them out.
BTW the reason your consultant would have done it there and then is if he put you on a waiting list and you waited up to 18 weeks to get it done, you could have been at risk. They do try and do it if they can there and then - it doesn't necessarily mean the worst.
I had a decade of having to show up once a year to have all my moles photographed to map changes
WMMC, I had to get completely undressed for the man to have a good look, chart and measure my moles. he said that if something does show up then they will get me checked regularly......so on a wait and see as to the pics I guess.
am glad he took quick action in a way.......I fret dreadfully so would have been a nightmare for DH with the planning and spiralling on the run up to it being done. I am now just fretting after instead!
I am not a great healer, and do bruise bad, but scarring is generally ok once the redness fades. was recommended bio-oil by BCNS the other day, and the surgeon said vasaline, but not sure when to start that - now or once the stitches are out??