Like "I've had the same experience. 18 months ago I had emergency hernia surgery. The wound spread open & got infected. It was 1/2 the length of my belly maybe 10" long, 6" wide, & as deep as the Grand Canyon. I was in a rehab center on a wound vac for 8 months. Months not weeks. Unfortunately these wounds have to heal from the inside out. Besides having diabetes, I'm on prednisone for RA so that has made the healing process even slower for me. I still have an open wound, about the size of a nickle, but at least no wound vac. It has been VERY frustrating. It was much harder to be patient with myself than with all the kids I worked with. I knew I was in God's hands & he's been seeing me through this whole ordeal. When I could finally drive again it was heaven."