Post OP Day 3

Post OP Day 3

Day 1 – Friday

Not the greatest night’s sleep I have had and there was some blood on the pillow cover in the morning thankfully I had used the protector so I could remove it and place it in my draw as to not scare the cleaner later.

I had breakfast and then took the Cipro (antibiotics) which you need to take one twice and day for 4 days. My advice to take these after eating as they are quite strong as I felt a little nausea and light headed which was also a combination of jet lag and lack of sleep so take it easy the following day after surgery as unless you are able to sleep very well you are going to feel a little drowsy. I returned to the clinic to have a hair wash and check up, the donor scar can be washed as normal and it is good to get as much of the blood away from the scar as possible. You have to be very careful in washing the recipient and just pouring luke warm water onto the area and using patting the area with some shampoo and rinsing. The scar was a little painful during washing and very tender in one area where a staple must have been touching a nerve. Just pat the hair dry at the sides and leave to dry naturally on top.  I hung out at the clinic working for the rest of the day. Sleeping this night was the same as the night before upright, had a slightly better sleep and a very early night as I was so tired. No real pain in the donor but I took one painkiller and sleeping tablet just to try to help get some sleep. The donor area is pretty numb all over and the recipient feels numb still as does part of my forehead. Watched some film on Netflix using the hotels wi-fi and fell asleep.

Day 2 – Saturday

Post Op Day 3

Post Op Day 3

Not a great nights sleep but did get some rest. The recipient area looks great with all the short hairs I can’t wait to see what it is going to look like when all grown in it look dense but unfortunately it won’t last long as the hairs will shed between 2-4 weeks. My forehead feels normal again just a little pain where the injections were made. Donor area is still tight around my neck and numb. Washed my hair today as it was a Saturday, I stood in the shower and filled a cup with lukewarm water and poured it over my head. I washed my hair in the donor with the usual manner and made sure I washed over the staples to keep this area clean and free of scabs. The recipient was just patted with shampoo and left to dry. I took a long walk around the waterfront and to Stanley Park to see the totem poles came back and had a little snooze and went out to get some takeout to take back to the hotel. Vancouver has a huge choice of takeouts from Chinese, Japanese, Pizza, burgers, pasta, noodles, Mexican, Indian just about anything you want. The great thing also about Vancouver is the roads are all in blocks and are really long so you can find your way around easily as the roads are easy recognizable. It is a very pedestrian friendly city every street corner has lights and a pedestrian crossing for you to cross the road safeully and they change really regularly. You can’t drink any alcohol for 5 days post op so that was not an option.

Day 3- Sunday

 Slept a little better, no blood on the pillow, washed my hair the same as the day before, no real pain in the donor it is still sensitive when washed and when I am laying on it so makes sleeping a little more awkward. I am a particularly bad sleeper and some people won’t have this problem. I can feel more now around my neck below the scar but above the scar is numb, the feeling has come back to my recipient area and the tiny scabs have dried and hardened. I took some photos today to show how the hair transplant recovery process it and looks and will do daily photos to show how it looks from now to 2-3 weeks. Also I have some swelling that occurred overnight into the forehead over my nose and around the bridge of my nose but nothing too much.

Post Op Day 3

Post Op Day 3

 

 

Post Op Day 3

Post Op Day 3

 

 

 

Post Op Day 3

Post Op Day 3

Post Op day 3

Post Op day 3