May 15, 2011 - 6:22 pm
On April 6th of this year I underwent a wedge resection of the lower lobe, performed through VATS, 3 incisions were required for the surgery, one of the incisions was slower in healing than the other 2. I had post-op follow up appointments and was told everything looked good. I still continued to keep my eye on this one incision, and glad I did. I went back to the Surgeons office two days ago due to this incision being infected. Unfortunately my Surgeon was scheduled in surgery all day, so I saw one of the other surgeons who looked at the incision, and said "It is not a deep wound infection and that it should take care of itself". No antibiotics were prescribed, along with no maintenance instructions. When I left the office, I started thinking I have never heard of any infection "Taking care of itself". Especially with a lung cancer patient, and one who had developed pneumonia shortly after surgery. This does not sound right to me, and I would like to know if it sounds right to you? Not sure what to do.