small steps

Today I ventured forth into the world for the first time feeling “normal” (despite the dressing and continual cleansing of my abscess and, of course, the flatest chest I’ve had since pre-puberty [a little self-conscious]) and it was just to do a regular activity.

I got to wear REAL clothes – jeans, t-shirt, fleece vest and tie-up shoes! [You really don’t want to know how difficult it was to tie up my shoes, do you??] Clothes a little looser, not surprisingly, but also not as difficult to put on as I thought they would be [ahem, except for the shoes, who knew??!!].

The reason for my outing?? My FIRST haircut since July 2006. I went to my stylist of 3 years and we cried together and then she did her usual magic (particularly since the hair itself is being difficult – she worked with the wonkiness, bless her heart). I’ve missed Mara.

It’s been an exhausting day!

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namaste

P.S. Yes, I’m feeling better. The volume of drainage still upsets me, but it’s not showing “infection” signs. I keep monitoring the volume but haven’t seen a decrease yet. I see my surgeon again on the 22nd. My temperature is pretty much back to normal, a good sign that we’ve eradicated the infection [right?? Ms. Paranoia here]. My energy levels will take a while yet, as will the physio on my left arm. I FUBAR’d my left arm right after I got out of the hospital. I carried a bag weighing about 15 – 20 lb for about 30 ft. with it. Ouch on the burn in the muscles and tendons!!! [I just wanted to get into my own home and just wasn’t thinking…and Vince had to be at work, so I was doing this all by myself. Can’t you tell??] So I’m having to start from scratch on just having the arm straight. Sigh. I know. I did it to myself. I admit it.

P.P.S. In answer to a question about the plaster casting:  the “bust” is done, it’s just in the process of being painted. I know many are curious and I might post a picture…operative word here is “might”…when I get it. I’m looking forward to it.

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