- May 13, 2019
- United Kingdom
good morning everyone. I'm new to this and am now 10 days in to recovery from hip surgery and if I hadn't found this site I don't know what I'd have done because every niggle, ache or concern I have had so far have been answered already by someone on the site and accessing the library information has helped so much. However, now to ask the question I can't seem to find the clear answer to, I have had dissolvable stitches and when I was discharged from hospital I was told I could just remove the dressing after 10 days post discharge and monitor in case the dressing needed changing before. The dressing and wound have been fine, no weeping or redness at all, but I haven't seen the incision at all and have a letter the discharge nurse gave me for the practice nurse at the GPs to check the wound if I wanted. As actually getting to the surgery will be difficult as I can't get over the door lintel do I really need to see a nurse? Should I ask for a home visit?