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Old 02-19-2012, 06:26 AM
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Hi Guys,

I still have some pain and redness in both the recipient and donor areas. When I touch the back of my head I get a shooting pain from the scar up to my crown. The scar is also very tight and seems to be wider on the left side.

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:49 AM
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Hi Keith

I'm really glad I saw this, as I'm seriously considering Dr Rahal and it's your hair pattern pre-op looks very similar to my own.

I've not seen anyone else looking red like that after 3 months. Is it normal?

On the plus side, it looks like you've got a lot of transplanted hair coming through where there was no hair at all before. Hang in there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:08 AM
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Some people stay red longer than others. This looks good for three months and right where you should be. The growth will take off in about a month
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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Keithh
I personally think, just my opinion, you are gonna feel not normal, probably for the whole first year...and by that I mean, just weird feelings in your scalp and head area...just think what you actually went through..I am one month post op..I still have weird feelings in my head...no pain, just different...and sometimes I do have a little pain as well...if you are worried you can always contact Dr Rahals office!!! As for your pictures...you do seem red, but this is normal as well...it will go away with time!! Good luck buddy...think positive, you are two months ahead of me!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:32 PM
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I believe once the shockloss comes back you will be happy with the scar.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:40 PM
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keithh,

How was your scalp laxity? (Sorry, not familiar with your case)

It appears that those with tighter scalp take a little longer to go back to normal. In my case, My head started to feel normal after about a month.
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I just looked at your pre op pictures, you definitely have some growth starting. The next 3-5 months are gonna be fun for you. Remind me again how many grafts you received.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys.
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I've not seen anyone else looking red like that after 3 months. Is it normal?

Ive come across a few cases like mine so im not really that worried. Ill be sending mike my 3 month update today and will ask if there is anything I can do to help with the redness.
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I believe once the shockloss comes back you will be happy with the scar.

Thanks Rc. I think the scar is healing nicely but I definitely stretched it on the left side.
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How was your scalp laxity? (Sorry, not familiar with your case)
It appears that those with tighter scalp take a little longer to go back to normal. In my case, My head started to feel normal after about a month.
My laxity was really good. I think NHP is right in saying that it may take the whole year to feel normal again
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I just looked at your pre op pictures, you definitely have some growth starting. The next 3-5 months are gonna be fun for you. Remind me again how many grafts you received.
Thanks NHP

I canít believe its 3 months already. Really flew by. I hope the next 3 months are more fun. I had 3634 grafts, 1s x 629 2s x1965 3s x967 4s x 63. Donor was 34.cm2 and the recipient 70cm2
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM
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Congrats on your recent HT. Youve got through that wretched ugly duckling phase and your results are just around the corner. Good luck with the new growth and keep us all updated!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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As the nerves in your scalp are still healing it's normal to feel some pain and perhaps some tingling sensations. They will gradually get better as the nerves sort themselves out.

I know you know this but I wanted to reinforce it a little.

So next comes the hair!
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