Rebecca (beeker121) wrote,

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So this weekend I've been feeling better, still not 100% but not as breakable as I felt on Friday.  I've been for a walk every day, going a little farther every time.  I can turn my head to the left and right, though I'm still cautious about it, and the sore throat is nearly gone.  I am still taking a daily nap.  I forgot to grab my camera from my place yesterday, but I'll get it in a few days and take pictures.  I'm curious to track the evolution of the incision into the scar (ah, college makeup classes).

J and I went out to a movie yesterday, and it's interesting to watch people see the incision and stare for a second, and then look away.  I was half expecting a child at the theatre to pull the classic "Mommy, what happened to that lady's neck?" but no one did.  We had planned to see Up but I really want to see it in 3D and the line was huge so we went to Terminator: Salvation instead.  It's a decent action flick as long as you don't think about it too much afterwords.

What I find interesting are the various little things I've been noticing.  Like the fact that I usually tip my head back to kiss J since he's taller than me, and right now that pulls at the tape (I've been standing on my tiptoes instead).  Or how much you use your neck muscles in motions where they would seem to not be involved at all.

Also, J is awesome.  He is officially my person - we signed paperwork stating that if I am unable to make my own medical decisions he has the legal right to make them for me.  He has gone out of his way to get things for me over the weekend, from V neck t-shirts that don't rub against the tape to flowers.  He is cautious of my movement limitations but still making sure we get our full quota of hugs and kisses for each day.  I am not good about being vulnerable and the surgery took down more of my defenses than I expected, and J was there every step of the way to take care of me.  I don't know if I could have done this without him.

Tags: recovery, surgery
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