Better Late Than Never

Sorry for the late post.  Unfortunately, my Mother-In-Law had to have emergency bypass surgery.  And being there for my Husband and his Dad was more important than getting this out to everyone.

Now that I have some time to breathe, I can give an update.

I wish I was getting to say that now that we are at week 8, I am healed and 100%.  But no.  Not yet.  And not sure how much more.

You can tell by the pictures, the progress is pretty amazing.  And we are getting close.  But when…..when will I get to stop these annoying twice daily bandage changes.  When will I be able to stop killing my skin with tape.  When will I be able to just put my arms down to my sides like a normal person.  When will I be able to let Avery tickle my pitts? She asks everyday.  I am so over this.

But I am a good patient.  I grumble and mumble and then dutifully go to the “hospital” (my nickname for my bathroom) to do the change.  I am too afraid of what will happen if I don’t.

I know the end is in site. But it is kind of like driving in the plains.  You can see the mountains in front of you, and they look so close, but it takes forever to get to them.

And it’s not like I can’t do anything anymore.  I have full range of motion and have no trouble picking Avery up, or anything for that matter.  I do think my energy level is still being affected, but no where near like it used to be.

Enough moping.  I did feel confident enough in the smaller bandage that I tried on my wedding dress without fear of messing it up.  And it won’t need any alterations.  Since it laced up in the back and was open, we just have to lace it tighter and the back will be less open then when I wore it before.  That is a releif.  Now I just need to find shoes.  The shoes I wore at our wedding damaged in a move, so I need new ones.

I will try not to be late next week.  See you then.

4 Responses to “Better Late Than Never”

  1. Terrie Wurzbacher

    I am so sorry to hear about Armand’s mother. Hopefully things turned out ok? And it’s quite all right to be late for us for whatever reason.
    Your photos do look great. you are a terrific healing machine!!!! as well as a skin making machine. Congratulations and I know it’s because you are being so diligent about it! Keep up the great work and take care of everyone AND yourself.


  2. Dark n lovely

    Im new to this web site but I would like to post that I had surgey on Dec 28th 2010 and today is March 9th. I have yet to heal or recovery from my surgery It was performed on my left and right arms. My left arm had started to heal but now it has reopened again now as far as my right huh that’s a horse or a diffrent color. I have to see a wond care doc every monday.

  3. Jeanette Cates

    Marianna I’m so proud of you. Frankly I forgot to ask how you were doing last week when we were there because you showed no slowdown, no wincing, no complaints, no lack of energy. You were the perfect hostess and always thoughtful of others.

    In spite of the stress of Armand’s being in the hospital and all of the extra things you had going on, you’re doing what you need to do to take care of yourself.

    Here’s to short days of healing – I am AMAZED at the progress!

  4. Jeanette Cates

    Oops – I meant Armand’s Mother – just to clarify for anyone else.

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