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Feb 2012, procedure with Dr. Rahal, 2 weeks pics
(posted by marco, U.K, 20.02.2012, 07:18)

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Well, stayed in Ottawa for two weeks and got stitches out yesterday. I am now at the airport on my way to central america but told I can't swim or go in the sun so wondering what I can do :)

Many of the others at foxbar have been reticent to show their war wounds to the outside world and wear hats all the time which has been a concern for many at the airport. For some reason I do not seem to care at all and have taken every oportunity to show and tell complete strangers about the surgery. It is my new chat up line :) . I did get into trouble in a taxi when I told the driver that I liked his turban and wanted one as I might use it to cover my head, showing him every angle of the new stubble.

FOR NOW and thing may change I am healing well and apart form a scab, no one thinks I have had surgery from the front. Even the donor has faded in after only one day and I am buzz cut.

The girl on passport control at the air port asked why I was in Canada. I am not wearing a hat so I showed her the scar and explained that all the hair on top of my head was new and she didn't believe at first, then smiled and said it looked great. I asked her to come with me but she said no. I don't care as I am waiting for Fay from Dr. Rahals surgery (that will embarrass her if she reads this :) :) ).

Anyway here are today's pics. Impressive for now but things can change, scars can stretch and grafts can / will fall and may not grow back.

I have also remembered that I am a patient advocate not a surgeons advocate so will write a post with observations and criticism's of approaches in the industry generally based on my experience. The results are all good for now though :)


Two week pic
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donor after 1 day
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donor just after suture removal
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Original markings
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