My latest orchiectomy was on March 27th of this year and, as of today, I'm not quite satisfied with how the incision is healing. I had insisted on stitches, as opposed to staples, this time as I remember how the staples from my TC1 experience back in 1996 snagged on my clothing and were very unpleasant. So here I am, almost six weeks later, and while the incision doesn't hurt much, unless I press on or rub it, the skin immediately along it is still red and the incision itself (now that the stitches have dissolved) is very dark. There isn't much swelling although I can certainly feel some subcutaneous hardness (bruising? scar tissue forming?). My urologist had told me I could go back to weightlifting two weeks after surgery but I gave myself three weeks and have been able to lift without any pain. Two weeks after surgery, he checked and told me to be patient. Yet, for some reason, I just get the sense that this orchiectomy incision, six weeks out from surgery, is taking longer to return to "normal" than the one I had twelve years ago. Maybe my memory is a little dim so I wanted to ask you guys with recent experiences how long your incisions took to heal to the point of not being painful to the touch and skin tone returned to normal. Thanks!
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