Friday, August 26, 2011

Staples out: 31

Yesterday I finally got my 31 staples removed. The top by my neck and the bottom really hurt. Hard to believe they were in there a month! First surgery they only leave them two weeks but a "redo" takes longer to heal. My scar is hot pink and long. YIKES. Good thing I am not vain. I have a wedding in two weeks and there is nothing I can wear that will camoflauge it. I am also worrying about clothes rubbing on it. Still cannot drive for two to four more weeks but I don't think I would have stamina anyway to shop so that's okay.

I posted a comment answering all the comments on the previous post. I love your comments and good wishes. People have offered to send meals and other generous things. I don't have much of an appetite and it hurts to do most things that require use of my arms. I have to be careful now that the staples are out, the incision isn't 100% healed yet. I'm not allowed to cook and I think that is the thing I miss the most. I love to cook and bake. The Fall is coming and there will be lots of time to bake. We just have to get through the hurricane first this weekend.

1 comment:


Hope you got through the hurricane with no serious repercussions. My family in Maryland survived Irene's wrath. I bet you are relieved to have the staples out. But you are right to worry about clothing bothering it. I have a 15 inch scar from an operation I had over 30 years ago and to this day clothes will irritate it and open it up again. Have fun at the wedding. It will be a wonderful distraction.