Friday, March 25, 2011


It’s been a very busy week, but I wanted to let you know that all is well.

My stitches were removed on Tuesday and the doctor was very pleased with how well the reconstruction is healing. It was exciting to see the area without the ring of dark blue stitches marching all around the perimeter - no more fuzzy blue caterpillar! Also, the swelling has completely subsided and the bruising has fully faded. Only a few areas of irritation remain from where the pressure bandage was applied right after the surgery. With the stitches removed, it was quite a treat to be able to shower without a special bandage in place. And I am happy to report that the wound area has been almost entirely pain free. I need to keep it moist and covered through next Tuesday, but after that I will be back to normal - a new normal with a very artfully created and well earned scar.


GAIL said...


Ms Brown Mouse said...

You can pretend you got the scar in a knife fight, defending Chuck's honour!

Papamoka said...

Glad that you are healing up my friend.

cookiecrumb said...

Such a happy ending! I like Mouse's idea. Or maybe it was a swordfight.

Irene said...

That's wonderful news! I'm glad to know everything went so well.

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
Thank you for your enthusiastic congratulations!

I like the idea of the knife fight defending Chuck's honor as well as the sword fight.
We've also been kicking around wrestling with alligators and of course the classic: Heidelberg Dueling Scar!

Sue said...

That's brilliant news!!

Sue X