Ew, Ew, Ew, Ew…

I had my post-op appointment today and they removed my stiches. Ew, ew, ew. That is the WORST feeling in the world. Mike said the doctor went from smiling and being jovial to having a very serious look on his face when he realized that I was, in fact, crying. It was that icky.

My hand feels weird, which I expected after basically being in a cast for two weeks. It feels fragile, like just opening a door is going to snap it off. I know that isn’t the case, but I’m still wearing my old wrist splint until I get over the strange feeling.

I have butterfly strips on my hand now, so I still can’t get it wet until tomorrow night. I’m just happy to have my hand back. And my thumb, my thumb! Oh, how I love having a thumb again, even if it feels strange at the moment. Plus it has that craked skin, “cast for two weeks” look right now. I don’t care though – it is beautiful! A thumb!

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Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “Ew, Ew, Ew, Ew…”

I’m sure it will feel better tomorrow. I can’t remember if I asked you this, Can you take class notes on a laptop? Sure would help I imagine. Get some lotion on that thumb. Take care.

I had an operation to remove a ganglion from my wrist a few years back, and it fascinated me when I first came out of theatre, because my thumb was the last thing to be de-anaethetised, so I could touch it and not feel anything but the vibrations in the skin further down my hand!

When my cast came off, I was terrified of bending my wrist and splitting my stitches… in fact, the flexibility only came back gradually (and still doesn’t bend as far as the other, because the skin won’t stretch!) I also had a nice bruise above where the cast had been, from where I had been using my elbow to open doors!

I remember getting my stitches out after my breast reduction op. You’re right; it’s a gross feeling. I’m glad you’re doing better, though!

(and congrats on your GPA!)

I could take notes on a laptop, but I know how easily distracted I am – it wouldn’t be very effective for me! I should be just fine with writing now that the cast is off. I hope. (Dr. Hand promises me I will be, but I can be a skeptic at times.)

Blurker, thanks for the congratulations! 😀

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