Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Well, what do you think. It's actually not even that bad anymore. This picture was taken the day that I pealed off the sterustrips. The scar isn't quite so dark red as this now, though it will probably take a few years for it to really lose the color--and now that it's not so tender to the touch the scarf thing is working out pretty well.
I apologize for not getting this post up way sooner. The picture would have been much more effective two weeks ago. Alas, recovery is taking a lot more of my time than I'd like. While I'm back in my classes, I'm generally exhausted by about 1pm and I've discovered I have to cut back a lot more than I anticipated--even with all the advice I got from people who have had the same thing done. However, in a way it's nice to be forced back to the basics and just do just what I need to do to survive in my classes while making sure that I have enough time for myself to relax each day.
Forced relaxation--isn't that the way it usually goes? How sad. I hope that this is a turning point in my life and that it helps me to see how important it is to take time for myself each day. I have this crazy tendency to think that I have to do everything and that the world will stop turning if I don't. Well, the world had news for me. I don't have to get A's on every assignment, or even better--I don't even have to DO every assignment! It's nice to know that I can be missed and the world keeps on turning without me. :)