15 weeks post tkr and going on holiday

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Hi, I haven't been on here for a while which proves I must be feeling so much better. This forum was a godsend to me when I first came out of hospital.

what I want to know is, what protection must I give my scar when I go to Spain for 3 was holiday next week? I hope to be by the pool and on the beach but am a bit concerned about my scar. The bottom third of the scar is just a thin line but the rest is a 'red worm'.

I await your response anxiously. 

 

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    Well last year, when I had mine done, I spent a lot of time in the garden, and I pretty much 'knew' when to cover the scar with a wet flannel or something, because it started getting hot.  Your own mind and body is your saviour in these sort of instances.

    Well that's my experience anyway.

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    I recently went to Portugal and it was baking hot!! Was told by my consultant to use a really high factor in my scar to protect the new skin so I was factor 50 and designed for babies!! I think it was a small tube by ambre solare and it worked a treat! Hope that helps and have a great holiday. 😎☀️☀️
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    First, CONGRATULATIONS in your successful surgery which allows you to be headed to the POOL and to the BEACH on HOLIDAY !!!

    I would think that a good sunscreen would be enough to protect your scar. Maybe using BABY PRODUCTS would work best because you have BRAND NEW SKIN exposed to the sunlight now.

    Have an AWESOME holiday!!!

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    Hi Pru, How good does it feel to be talking about holidays after our recovery.  I am off to Koh Samui in Thailand next week for 8 days, and have also been thinking about protecting my scars - I had both knees replaced at the same time.  My left knee in particular is pretty ugly scar wise, and I don't want to make it standout even more by becoming sunburnt and tanned.   I was thinking of 50+ sunscreen. I really like the suggestions here of the baby sunscreens...good idea folks.  I have been swimming lately and find this a great therapy for the strengthening legs.  I am looking forward to swimming a lot on my holiday, as I intend to be spending a lot of time by the resort pool.  

    enjoy your holiday  in Spain.  We deserve a relaxing break after making it through this TKR recovery.

    alison

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    Hi Pru,

    great news that you are going on holiday. I am dreaming of holidays but I am only 13 days post op and I have some time to wait. We were planning to go to Australia about now but because my knee was so muchof an issue I decided that the knee operation was the priority,

    I ma now thinking we may be able to do the Australia tour after Christmas but will have to wait and see.

    I had hip surgery a few years ago and was always advised to be carefulof my scar in the sun.

    Hope that you have a great time.

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    I am going to Portugal in 4 weeks and my consultant told me to use a high factor sun cream on the scar
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    Thank you all for your quick responses and sound advise. Baby sun cream really does sound a good idea as does the wet flannel. I am staying in a friends Appartment so having ice packs or putting flannels in the fridge will be easy for me to manage. I'm getting really excited now and can't wait to get there. ✈️😎🍦🍷xx

     

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    Really getting excited now!!! My husband is looking forward to it too. He'll get full control of the TV remote, eat what he likes when he like and do absolutely nothing if he doesn't want to. He's not coming with me as I'm going with a friend!!!! Ha ha. 
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