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Feeling of Freedom…

First note – since I can’t get the photo off of my phone yet, and I can’t hold the heavy camera – the red socks are done! I finished the toe last night, did the Kitchner stitch and finished off all the ends. Yeah! I’m wearing them as I type this. (Post photo, I haven’t managed to get them off yet. It takes effort with just one hand.)

Last night I unwrapped the ace bandage to give the plastic tape underneath some room to air out. It itched along the top of my hand – not anywhere close to the stitches are, but rather where the plastic tape is right on my skin. It was then that I noticed the red, irritated skin on the inside of my wrist. I thought maybe I had just pushed myself a bit too much by finishing the socks, so I put ice on it, took some ibuprofin and went to bed.

This morning, it was still red. So I called the doctor’s office, because it is better to be safe than sorry. The decision was that I should take off the ace wrap, take off the plastic tape and set my hand free. Free! This was a bit scary for me, as I knew in my head that there are stitches and steri-strips and stuff, but I still felt like I was going to fall apart as soon as the bandage came off. But I did it anyways, and all went well. No hand parts falling out of a gaping wound or anything. I am soooooo happy to be rid of the scratchy tape. Now we will wait until this evening to see if this makes the redness on my wrist go away.

I also successfully managed to avoid looking at the stitches. I could never ever be a doctor, because I don’t do things like that well at all. When they did my surgery, they asked for permission to photograph it, and I said only if I could have photos to post here on my blog. I take it all back. It was the “we’re going to give you this drug to help you relax” meds talking, I swear. No hand photos. Ew.

Other than that, all is quite well. Typing with the left hand is still a bit off – my pinkie finger doesn’t want to type much. So I do a hand dance thing across the keyboard when I type – I am sure that will be fine in a day or two. Meanwhile, there is always the knitting. Oh, and Trig homework, since I have a test on Tuesday.

We fought Black Friday and we were victorious! Saving $80 at Wal-mart on things that were not discounted otherwise, and we were about the third people in line. (Mike drove *and* got the good spot in the line.) We also went to CompUSA on Thanksgiving night for their 9pm – midnight sale, and while we were in this loooooong line, they split the line and had some people go to customer service to pay – I had gone out to the car to get my cell phone and I left Mike in the line, and when I came in he was 4 people away from that register. I think he has much better luck than I do with these things, and I will have to make him go out for the good sales more often! I have the major gifts taken care of now, and it is a good feeling. Heck, maybe I’ll even wrap them before December 24th! So? How did everyone else do?

By Christine

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 “Feeling of Freedom…”

Oh man, I hear you on the tape itchiness! I had to wait a whole month before my bandages were permanently removed, but OMG what a feeling of relief!

No worries, mate. The reddened skin fades quickly. Glad to hear things are coming along well!

So glad you’re doing well! And I agree with you on photos–I can’t handle looking at anything like that.

We stayed far away from stores and had a wonderful, lazy long weekend.

Doing battle with Black Friday shopping while injured?! What if someone had shoved you to get to the last PS3 or something?! I worry about you with your injured paw. But, alas, I congratulate you on your shopping prowess.

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