cast off!

**************fair warning: slightly grisly photos below*******************************

We've had a very busy day.
Beautiful, gentle, Eunice started with K.




We all marveled at the old-school saw. So loud! So scary!




We love her.




Free!
He'll have some physical therapy, but as I write this, four hours later, his mobility is slowly improving.

Then it was my turn. I was prepared to ask her to stop if I needed a minute - but I did not.




I worked with my PTSD counselor on coping with seeing my wrist today. I have complicated feelings about seeing my wrist and hand (and a bunch of other things too, we're working on it), but I did okay.




Tissues for the crying. It does look more like my own arm this time. Last time I was horribly shocked by its appearance. See those creases on the back of my hand? Oh boy did those itch.




I thought the incision went up below my fingers, but now I see that I was wrong.
That's an accident wound near my tattoo.
My wrist is very tiny and cannot move at all. It's remarkable how good it looks considering the injuries I had.
My PT team and I have lots of work to do and we're adding a pain management professional to the group of people caring for me.



Eunice gave me some nice arm-sock things so none of us have to look too much...which is just fine with me.

You know how people talk about how important it is for us to live "in the moment?"
Well, I'm telling you that I have been living in each and every moment, 24 hours a day, since sometime around 2:00 on June 15th.
I'm tired but optimistic.
And I'm ready for the next stage.

Comments

Just glad you are both here to tell the tale. Love.
Paola said…
Look, from now on it should all be downhill (from what I've seen).
Yeah, it's not too pretty to look at but considering what you went through and the type of surgery and intervention you had? It's AMAZING.
K? A model's arm!!! Better than before and ready to start chopping and cooking. HA!
Cast away! Oh, your poor SKIN! I ache for you seeing it exposed like that.
I was also thrilled by that little saw, just like the one that cut off B's cast. Weird how that works.
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
Really, it doesn't look bad at all. And the scar will blend in nicely and soon will not be noticed. Kudos to the surgeon!

I recommend some massage therapy on the arm/wrist/hand - it may help your mobility. Hope the PT goes better now....

Big hugs!
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
Really, it doesn't look bad at all. And the scar will blend in nicely and soon will not be noticed. Kudos to the surgeon!

I recommend some massage therapy on the arm/wrist/hand - it may help your mobility. Hope the PT goes better now....

Big hugs!
Amy A. said…
Oh wow!! Im glad your anchor is in tact. :) When you look at it, it can help bring you back to solid ground when your worry or anxiety takes you too far away.
heidi said…
Hang in there BB!!!
alice c said…
My sister - the glamorous one - swears by Vitamin E oil for scars.
Duyvken said…
Looking good, bb. I hope you are able to look at it easily soon. x
Good grief. This is a very big deal and I am glad you have support around you. You're poor fingers still look so swollen.
NorahS said…
Thinking of you. Glad you have good people on your team.
L.P. said…
Hang in there. It's been a rough summer, no doubt about that.