My face is healing up, remarkably fast. [Read about the fall] I’ve been taking photos of the face wounds each day and it’s surprising to me how big the changes are from day to day. It did get a little worse before it got better. I still have scabs on my right wrist and right shoulder, my knees are super bruised… those seem to get a little uglier each day, and my lips still shed a layer of skin every single day. They got really swollen for a few days, I couldn’t eat anything unless it was soft and in a spoon, or came through a straw.
I put Neosporin + Plus Pain Relief Cream on the wrist wound, it immediately started to burn/sting/ooze. So I rinsed it off and I’ve been using prescription Biafine on my wounds. I’ve been applying A&D ointment to the crusty areas as the scabs start to get ready to fall off, as well as on my lips. I’ve been using Orajel on the wounds inside my mouth. And I’m rubbing some Bio-Oil on the newly exposed skin in hopes of preventing too much scarring. All of that seems to be a combination that works for me.
I’m doing really well now. There may be some permanent scarring, but hopefully, they’re just little life tattoos that remind me to take care of myself.
If you’d like to see the evolution of the scabs healing over 10 days, you may view the photo album.
02/2019 Update: The photos used to actually be in this post, but evidently 8.5 years after I posted the pics, Google has decided they are “shocking content”…. maybe someone complained about it. There’s a lot of worse crap posted on the internet that makes a lot of money, but my post has shocked or upset someone, where I thought it was kind of hopeful, showing how much improvement can happen in less than 2 weeks.
Oh, and since I had to update this post, I will say there is some permanent scarring just above my lip and just below my nose, but someone would really have to scrutinize my face to see it.