So I am a young man in his twenties, who has had no issue with healing in the past. I had aortic valve replacement/ross procedure over two years ago, which was a success as far as the heart is concerned, however My chest wound has yet to heal up fully. It is very sore, thin skin and very wide, which requires a dressing on at all times when going out, which is of course quite restricting. I am wondering if anyone else has had any issues similar to this? Possible reasons could be a reaction to the coils used to reattach my sternum, or possibly a microbacteria infection (both of which I am being tested for. Its not the worst thing in the world but it is extremely frustrating to have to put up with it for so long, and see no sign of progress.