Unveiling My Neck
I have now finished item 1 on my to-do list for today. I have finished the shower and washed my hair without falling apart at the neck . I should also mention that I did this without any prescription pain killers or muscle relaxants since last night. I think it's time to wean myself from them during the day.
I took the photo after removing my hard collar and before showering. It's a mirror image. My surgery cut was made on the right. That nice ugly black mark was made by the surgeon to make sure they prepped the proper side of my neck for surgery. The wrinkles, were, unfortunately already there. The neck isn't as red as it appears, but it was swollen. The nurse says that's normal this close to surgery. This is only the tenth day. I haven't dared to attempt scrubbing the marks left by dressings and markers and all the tape they put on me in the hospital. Won't do that until I'm sure the effort won't hurt me.
It's actually quite tricky to shower and wash your hair when you aren't supposed to bend your neck too far frontwards or backwards, but especially backwards. Drying myself without bending was pretty hard, too. Hubby's been hanging around until afternoon every day since Friday, and the one day it would have helped to have him home he left before I was out of bed. He would have stayedif I'd asked, but I knew he wouldn't leave that early unless he needed to. I managed to get dry on my own and get dressed.
I'm going to rest, have lunch, and then finish my list. It's raining again, so the walk will have to wait.
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