Water on incision
Not sure if I should post this on surgery and recovery or exercise and sports but here goes!
I'm about 3 weeks post implant and feeling great. However I haven't taken a shower without covering my incision site yet. I had internal stitches and that surgical glue to close it so it looks nice and there's only a tiny scab left, but I've just been afraid it's going to sting when the water finally hits it. My doctor advised me that before getting it wet I should use alcohol wipes on it, so that's what I've been doing for probably an extra week. I'm just SO nervous it's going to hurt when the water finally hits it.
The reason I'm thinking about this right now is because I'm just wrapping up my first year of college. My boyfriend and our close friends (all vaccinated) are planning on taking a trip to a nearby river and just spending the day out there. There's a rope swing which I definitely won't be using, but I do want to go and have fun with my friends before they leave to go back home. I'll keep my incision covered from the sun but I'm worried about the water both hurting and maybe infection? Since I don't know what's in it.
I'm not really sure what my question is, I guess I just want to know when y'all finally took a real shower. Did it sting? Am I waiting way too long to properly clean it? Is it safe to expose my incision to water that might not be clean? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!