I finally got my tubes out! In case you don’t know what that means, when you have a big bit cut off, sometimes they also poke holes in you and insert flexible tubes to where they think there might be a build-up of fluids after the surgery. The tubes lead outside your body to bulbs about the size of hand grenades, and the bulbs fill with the fluid. You have to empty them at least once a day. It’s pretty ghastly.
The actual tube removal didn’t hurt one little bit, which surprised me to no end. What did hurt was when she snipped and removed the stitches holding the tubes in (because I have a low pain threshold) and when she cleaned the site with an alcohol wipe (because I have insanely sensitive skin and the bandage adhesive removed a couple of layers).
I’m so glad to be rid of Thing 1 and Thing 2! Now I just need to do my exercises to regain my full range of motion. Oh — I didn’t tell you: When they cut your boob off and some lymph nodes out, it feels stretchy when you try to reach up or out. Doesn’t hurt, but you can’t do it. But, if you keep trying, bit by bit, you can. I kept trying, and I can already put my hair up and get into and out of over-the-head garments. Baby steps.
Sara took me to the extraction, so I managed to grab some door photos. They’re wockerjawed, because moving car.
A corner door!
I like the trim on this next one.
The final two pictures are of Electric Ladyland, and one-stop shop for all your drug paraphernalia needs.
Here are my nails this week. I used Pop-arazzi’s Lovely In Lilac for the base coat on my accent nail and Maniology’s Bam! White for the stork stamp. The plate was Maniology’s M252. The other nails are a blend of Lovely In Lilac, Bam! White, and Baroness X’s Blue Matcha color-changing fluid polish.
Nails in transition:
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Removing something or someone uncomfortable.