Wednesday, August 19, 2009
temporarily "out of sorts"
This, friends, is how I am feeling tonight after having minor surgery this morning. My stiches, however, are on my forehead.
I am thrilled to see that once the stitches are removed, I will have a "Z" scar on my forehead - as my last name begins with Z. Perfect! I could say my DB branded me. Or I could claim I awoke to find the mark of Zorro on my head. But, my DB says the top crossbar of stitches is not long enough to form a true "z", and that it really looks like an "L" - yea, I know for "Loser" - then again "L" could stand for many things: loser, lover, looney, luscious . . . . This is going to be a lot of fun as I intend to milk this new look for all I'm worth and get a lot of comedic mileage from it.
On a serious note, this minor surgery was for a basal cell carcinoma. The state of the art MOHS surgery was performed - not the end of the world - but if you can avoid it, why not. So please, avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sunscreen. The majority of other patients I saw today, there for the same type of surgery, were having it on their noses - not a fun place to have surgery. So protect those protrusions, in particular!
Due to this minor hiccup, I have not responded to many kind comments on my last post "my transformative moment", nor have I left comments on most of the posts about amazing "transformative moments". I have read them (so inspiring!), and will return to comment when I feel a little more centered, a little less wonky, and don't need to hold an ice pack to my head - that should be tomorrow!