Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swelling going down - day 12

I can't figure out why my top right lip does that - is it because of the saggy surgical hook and power chain underneath it? They do jut out. My lip is numb, that hook might be eating away at my lip and I can't feel it.

What a day! I am totally exhausted and shaky cold tonight but today I did two loads of washing, took the children to the library (and even SPOKE to the librarian with my clamped-shut mouth, it is embarrassing), gardened for about 3 hours and had a bath with my daughter. A good day.
I did have a horrible headache all day which is becoming pretty normal for me. Not the headache I used to get, in my right temple, more of an all-over one.
The swelling is WAY less. There is still lots under and around my nose though, even if the more obvious cheek swelling is on the way out.
Still waking up at night with the joint pain, darn it.

There was an interesting article in today's newspaper concerning my surgeon. I knew part of this story but not all of it. A month or two ago a man was in town and saw what seemed to be a woman getting beaten up. He went to help her and the woman and her friends turned on him and beat him up very badly. One of his eye sockets was broken and his eye dropped 2cm. Unbelievable. My surgeon, Brian Whitley, operated on him and had to put titanium mesh under his eyes. The man spoke of how wonderful Brian is. Then, five days after he got out of hospital, he got swine flu which led to him being in the intensive care unit, unconscious..... The man is training to be a police officer and will continue his training when he's better.
SO basically I have NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. I am absolutely fine.

1 comment:

  1. Andrea,

    "So basically I have NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. I am absolutely fine.".....I read this and I laughed so hard I nearly popped a stich in my mouth! I have no idea if it was supposed to be funny, but I thought it was a riot!! Your delivery on that was impeccable.

    It is so true, though, that we can always find someone worse off than us. I think it's just human nature to live in our "box" and judge things against what's normal for "us".....

    You look GREAT. Had I not seen your "before" pics, I wouldn't even know there was any swelling at all. Beyond that, you have a wonderfully balanced face and smile. Beautiful.

    My answer to your sleep question is posted on my blog for today...It's funny you should ask, because it's all I focused on yesterday.