Bob's took quite awhile -- actually at the 4 week mark it still has a kind of scab over it. Remember these things heal from the inside out.
Also, re the "bandaid" . . . we kept a piece of gauze loosely taped top and bottom so as to let it "breath" . . some bandaids keept things too moist.
He had another entry point right around his belly button that took at least 3 weeks to stop "draining" . . . this too we kept loosely covered for a couple of weeks and as it slowly stopped a clean undershirt protected it.
Hope this helps.
Husband (Bob) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6. Follow up PSA results and pathology results due Nov 14, 2006.
Also taking Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platlets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis)