I want to thank everyone again who responded to my posts when I was writing about my problem of not healing well after a surgery. It was not until last Wednesday that I found out for certain the real reason for my incision not healing as it should have. A piece of wicking had been left in it. For some reason the surgeon had not picked up on the fact that it was left in there despite seeing it every time I had a visit with him over very many months. I mentioned it last time because it had begun to pull out just a little bit. When he did pull it out, I was surprised by how long the piece of wicking was. It should have come out around August or so but was missed. I wish I had spoken up sooner, but I assumed too much about the incision instead of asking. Now that the wicking is out, my incision is no longer leaking like it was, a very good sign, and seems to be closing up. Hopefully, thus, I can have the rest of the stitches taken out of the incision when I see the surgeon next week. It is frustrating that it was not caught earlier, but at least I am finally making progress and have an answer as to why I was having such a hard time healing. After the stitches come out, I can soon have the surgery to place another gastric stimulator which would help me tackle my nutrition issues better. I wanted to share because everyone has been so supportive to me in the past. You are all much appreciated. May all stay safe and be kept warm, full of hope during this holiday season. Many hugs and positive thoughts are being sent out to you all.