Saturday, October 25, 2008

Some pictures

Thought you might like to see some recent photos.

Here is Todd and Teya playing her favorite game, Hullabaloo. Todd is yelling in victory as he does every time he wins.




Teya and me.



Teya and Share Bear (one of her favorite Care Bears)



Teya and I were on our way to swim class when she needed to have her magic wand.



Teya in her new robe. It is pink of course!



And, a lot of you ask about my surgery incisions. Well, here you go. For reference, my hand is covering my left breast. The long one is where the surgeon went in to operate on my lung. The shorter one to the left is where my drainage tube was and then there is another one further to the left right below my hand that you can't really see in this picture where the surgeon initially went in with the scope.


As you can see there is no way to isolate this area, so as I am healing the area/muscle is in constant motion from breathing and any movement. The location of these is what has made it very painful to wear a bra. I am healing not only on the outside at the incision site, but also on the inside where the sugeon cut through my muscle and tissue to get to my lung and then cut out part of my lung. This isn't a surface cut my friends. Any pressure in this area is painful. It is just now, after 6 weeks, to the point where a soft touch doesn't hurt.

5 comments:

CB said...

I love the new haircut ... it looks fantastic! The incision on the other hand....Ouch!! Avoiding one of those should help incent people to get checked.

Jon Martin said...

Thanks for posting some pics. The incision pic is a real eye opener - hearing that they had to cut through muscle, tissue, etc. to get to your lung makes my side hurt! Glad to hear it's healing well...

Amanda Armbrust said...

I love the hair!! That is new right?! Anyway, you look great! I'm going to try the lasagna this weekend by the way :)

rand0m1 said...

Heal heal heal healhealhealheal... glad to hear you're getting there - I hope the day comes soon when the incision pain is only a dull memory!

Anonymous said...

Hullabaloo !? I am the Hullabaloo master !!! Chels and Jaelyn don't even want to play anymore because I win all the time, I'll take on all comers......

You look great !! Well, not the incision pic, but you look good. Keep it up.
BM & the girls.