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Shedding & Shock Loss

NotGoing2GoBald

NotGoing2GoBald

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IF one hasn't had any significant shedding of grafts or shock loss after surgery, then at what time frame is it safe to assume that phase has passed? I'm 4 1/2 weeks post op & haven't shed any significant amount of grafts, I'm sure I've shed some but not nearly as much as is normal at this point. I have had zero shock loss in both the recipient and donor areas. I know everyone thinks & hopes they'll be one of those rare, lucky exceptions and never shed the grafts ---and I do too! *nl---but I'm also wondering about shock loss. If I make it to week 6 w/zero shock loss is it safe to say I won't have any, or what's the general rule here? Does the same time line (whatever that might be) apply to the grafts shedding or not shedding?
 
Baldspot

Baldspot

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Hi NG2GB,
I've been wondering that too. I'm coming up for 6 weeks and I've lost most grafts but there's a few still there. Had a little shedding but not too bad so far. I think other posts by people more knowledgeable than me say shock loss can happen 2-3 months post op - I might be wrong though. Like you I'm just keeping my fingers crossed.
 
Spex

Spex

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The grafts will more than likely still shed - thats the bad news..



The good news is that after 4/5 weeks in my experience you are getting out tof the "shockloss teritory" - If still experienced no shockloss in a couple more week i think its happy days - sweet! Don't hold me to it but its only looking good.