I had back to back appointments with both of my surgeons today. My skin has continued to heal and the fluid build up problem appears to be subsiding. So using “The Little Engine That Could” alarm scale, my skin healing situation has gone from “I think I can” to “I know I can.”

There is a chance that Dr. Welk will recommend a minor surgical procedure to graft a small piece of skin from my abdomen to the troublesome skin (about 1 inch wide by 2 inches long) but we seemed to have avoided any need for radical measures.

Fingers crossed.