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Unread 05-25-2003, 07:39 PM
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hubby and I are planning to go to a nudist ranch in June, that will be about 8 weeks postop. I had my surgery in late April and am do FANTASTIC. Does anyone know what will happen if my scar gets sunburned or if I get in the chlorinated water nude. Surely, there is someone out there who can help me out. Sorry if I offended anyone.
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Unread 05-25-2003, 07:47 PM
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Hi Puppypaws --

This is just my opinion..........but.........

I'd put sunscreen on the scar. I think I remember reading somewhere that a fresh scar will be more noticeable later on if it gets sunburned when the skin is newly healed.............and remember that this is fairly new skin so it is likely to get burned easier by exposure to the sun. I just wouldn't want to take the chance on it getting burned to the point of peeling if it were me or on taking the chance of making the scar worse than it would be without the exposure to the sun.
And living in Florida..........I've had a lot of experience with the sun !!

As for the chlorinated water...........I'd call the doc and ask if it's ok to get into a pool (he doesn't have to know whether or not you're going to be wearing a swimsuit !!) It's an infection issue...............the doc can tell you if you'll be far enough along to get into the pool.

Enjoy yourself!!
TAH/BSO 1/5/01
Unread 05-25-2003, 08:23 PM
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I hope you have an utterly fantastic time!!!!!

I've always wanted to - but my husband is more than a little shy *grin*. Anyway - regarding your scar...sunblock is the only thing that will really give you the protection you need. Complete block - not this flimsy factor 8 or 20 stuff...you need total sun block.

Not sure about the chlorine...ask your doc

Just have a wonderful time!!!!

Many warm wishes,

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Unread 05-25-2003, 08:23 PM
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Hi Puppy!
i'd put sunscreen on the scar too! it's bound to be alittle more sensitive to things than the rest of your skin, don't you think? And, yup, ask the doctor about the pool water, like sister Peachybabe said, no one has to KNOW if you'll be suited or au natural!! *LOL*
A nudist ranch? NO HORSEBACK RIDING!!! ouch!
have fun!
Unread 05-25-2003, 09:21 PM
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Hi Puppypaws:
Be aware if you are on HRT medication you are more likely to get a burn, even if you've never burned before....whether in direct sun OR tanning bed ! So you might want to double up on sun screen everywhere !
We just went to a resort in MI for the day...I am a bit over 6 wks. post op. and my Dr. okayed swimming, hot tub, etc. The pool and hot tub was VERY chlorinated....I did burt a bit on my healed incission, and more so at my pubic area, but not TOO bad. I washed VERY well in the shower as soon as I got out. Haven't had any problems....
Have Fun !!! ...Sue...

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