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Exercise promotes cuteanous healing

Exercise promotes cuteanous healing

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sj
3/25/2020 11:11am
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I had my WLE on January 17th and they patched me up on January 31st (scalp reconstruction and rotation, 55 staples). The wound opened up when the staples were removed and I have posted about it on here before.

About 3 weeks ago my scalp kinda hit a plateau. It just wasn't healing anymore, or had slowed considerably. A week went by and the wound really had not changed at all and was still leaking and bleeding.

Around 9 days ago I started lifting weights again, properly with no restrictions. And since then it's like the healing went really quickly. I went from a hole in my head to almost closed and the skin that has formed has feeling and sensation too. I expect it to be fully closed in the coming days.

I also found a paper from 2008 by the NIH that states exercise accelerates cutaneous wound healing in mice, so it may not be my imagination at all. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18003791

Hopefully this helps someone.

This is great news, sj! Wishing you continued healing!

Jennifer

Primary 1B in 2014 - WLE and SNB negative.
Recurrence Dec 2019 - Stage IV with mets in liver and lungs. Currently on ipi/nivo combo @ MD Anderson (Houston, TX).