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  • casey.n.brown.
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    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Where is your flap going to be? If you can position in bed with the head of bed flat, and not lay on the flap at all for 6 weeks, you might be able to do this. If it is around your pelvis, you will also need to keep your hips in a neutral position that entire time. Usually this means proning (laying on your stomach) for the entire time.

    (KLD)
    So it’s not definite that I’m having a flap. I had a flap in a problematic area that was more of a less invasive flap and healed up great and it’s still holding. However, last weekend I had what seemed like a cyst rupture in my groin area right next to my flap site very close to the same area. I immediately went back to my surgeon for him to see it since he did my flap (board certified and has done multiple flap repairs in his career), and he thinks it may be a massive bartholins cyst that ruptured, but he’s not positive until he gets in there and sees what’s going on but there is a small cavity. I’m just waiting for surgery to be scheduled at this point to go in and fix whatever the issue may be. When I had my flap done back in June last year I had the air fluidized bed at home, but for this go around I’m just trying to prepare somewhat for the unknown. I recovered laying solely on my right side the entire time I was in the air bed (flap was done over left ischium). I have always slept on my sides as well in our normal bed with no issues and do not turn in the middle of the night. My husband will be working from home after I have my surgery because there will be down time, we just don’t know what that may entail just yet. So I’m trying to see if it may be feasible to recover at home on our nectar mattress once I’m released from the hospital to go home.​

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  • SCI-Nurse
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    Where is your flap going to be? If you can position in bed with the head of bed flat, and not lay on the flap at all for 6 weeks, you might be able to do this. If it is around your pelvis, you will also need to keep your hips in a neutral position that entire time. Usually this means proning (laying on your stomach) for the entire time.

    (KLD)

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  • casey.n.brown.
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    Post Flap Regular Bed

    Hi all! I can’t for the life of me find the post that I saw months ago sometime last year where I thought someone said when they were doing their post flap recovery at home they were in their regular bed for all of it, and had no issues…obviously I know that’s against medical advice but please reach out if it were you that made that comment! Thank you!
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