Wound healing after wide excision to shin

I’ve had wide excision to shin.  They took a lump out 4 months ago.  Then took much bigger lump but the hole won’t granulate due to slough.  Is this normal? What treatment can you recommend? I’m sick of sitting with elevated leg for weeks and weeks.  They use wick. They use Octenolin.  Fed up and not so smiling now

  • Hello smilinglady, oh poor you not smiling so much at the moment though judging from your avatar photo you do have a lovely smile and I hope that this is going to heal soon as I can understand why you are feeling fed up! 

    I've noticed you have been in touch before with  who knows quite a lot about melanoma and she or other members of our community may have some good suggestions for you. I think given you had the excision a while ago, it would be a good idea if you haven't done so already to get in touch with your medical team and ask them whether this is to be expected and what suggestions they might have. I hope you won't mind but I have also added some more information to your title so that your post can hopefully be spotted by others who have also had a wide excision to their shin before and they might have some good tips for you based on their personal experiences. 

    Our nurses are also available on this free number 0808 800 4040 if you would like to talk things through with them and they may have some helpful suggestions for you - their helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm so don't hesitate to give them a call. 

    I hope things improve for you quickly smilinglady and that you manage to get some good advice on this. 

    Best wishes, 

    Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator

  • I have full support from my nursing team I see them every single day to get repacked lol.  I just want it to be healed.  Oh happy life.  At least I’m alive and reasonably well . 
    thank you for your response