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What is it like to have a skin graft?

Does anyone have experience with skin grafts? Can you share what to expect and how to prepare and cope?

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  • DaphneS
    4 months ago

    I’m currently recovering from a skin graft on my nose. I can’t think of anything to do to prepare. I had no idea what I was in for when I went to have the MOHS surgery. I have 30 days of keeping it covered and nightly changing the bandages etc. Not getting it wet. (Typical showers are out.) No lifting, no bending over but the most difficult thing is not sleeping laying flat. I’m currently sleeping on the couch propped up by 3 pillows. I have no idea what I’m going to look like but I’m trying not to focus on that yet. After 30 days of caring for it like this it will still only be 50% attached. I’d love to hear other people’s experiences.

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