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!

26 comments:

  1. i hope the healing goes well...scars add personality so...healing your way!

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  2. oh bonnie - focus on your returning wellness first. then the rest follows. love and peacefulness. steven

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  3. All the best with your healing, Bonnie. Talk soon.

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  4. Feel better, Bonnie. Meanwhile, you can bask in the glow of your Harry Potter-ish scar. You never know, it could bring you some magic! It certainly did Harry.
    And now in the (almost) words of old hag from the wonderful "Princess Bride", said with a watery Cockney accent--"Boo on cancer. BOO! BOO!)

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  5. Feel better soon. A 'Z' or an 'L', no matter. The stories you can tell about about your scar.....

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  6. Hello dear Bonnie

    perhaps you will look like Harry Potter...

    Beloved has one like the Russian emblem of the sickle or scythe...on his scalp...they add character...and fade well...

    Happy days

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  7. Hello dear Bonnie

    perhaps you will look like Harry Potter...

    Beloved has one like the Russian emblem of the sickle or scythe...on his scalp...they add character...and fade well...

    Happy days

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  8. I went through a similar surgery on my neck, twice!! May you heal fully.

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  9. Heal quickly, well, and completely.

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  10. Doesn't Harry Potter have a Z scar on his forehead? you cold join some fantastical Harry Potter society and be worship.

    I hope you are feeling fine.I agree slip,slop slap when in the sun you can never be to careful.

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  11. Scars Schmarrs, wear them with pride! the main thing is the carcinoma has been ousted and won't return. I can't show off my cancer scars, if I want to avoid indecent exposure.
    Here's to the fighters!

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  12. L is definitely for Lucious... ;-)

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  13. Such a cute photograph to use Bonnie!! And L for loser?? nevah!!! Too many great words with "L" for descriptions of you!! ♥

    As for the basal cell carcinoma, yes, better to have it on your forehead than your nose. My mother had 2 removed from her nose and not pleasant at all.

    Great reminder to us all -- sunscreen and protection...even on a cloudy day!!

    Hope you are healing well!

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  14. So glad you are having your skin looked after. In my immediate family I have melanoma on both sides and I highly suspect I will be having one of my 752 moles taken out at some point. But I've heard wonderful results from the Mohs... will say a prayer for healing for you! Rest up and be well!

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  15. Thank you EVERY ONE for your kind thoughts and good wishes. Just shows how far out of the loop I am - I did not know about Harry Potter's scar. Guess I'm going to fit right in!

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  16. hi bonnie ~
    sending many warm wishes for quick healing ... i love your blog and am still thinking about my comment in regards to my 'transformative moment' ...
    wishing you well,
    prairiegirl

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  17. Sending you lots of healing wishes...never fun to have something like that happen no matter if it gives you a great scar!! Glad you can have some humor about the situation ;-)

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  18. HUGS and HEALING on its way
    BETTER BETTER BETTER
    The mantra of this day!

    Much love,

    Rose Marie

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  19. Oh my. Sending much love for you and your kitty. I understand the toll it takes. My dog got bitten by a rattlesnake this week and it has been traumatic. He will recover thankfully.

    Hugs!

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  20. Prairie Girl: Thank you!

    Rose Marie: Feeling "better" already!

    Julie: So sorry about your dog. I don't have an injured kitty, Julie - you need to read the post! :)

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  21. Hope you feel better soon Bonnie! Basal cell carcinoma is not fun ... my father has had several removed from his forehead.

    You must watch Harry Potter!! :)

    xo,
    Lynda

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  22. Bonnie so glad it is done and you have been cared for!!! Hugs!! A Harry Potter scar - lucky you!!! Well..if ya gotta have a scar I guess it's lucky!! So glad you are ok!!!
    I have left you an award on my blog hon...Sarah

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  23. Glad ya liked the award hon.. and the number 9 - I'm a 7 girl myself!! It was very deserved and a pleasure to give it to you hon!! Thank you for your comments..I'm touched!! Namaste, Sarah

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  24. Well, that does it. I think you need to read Harry Potter (at least the first book) while you heal.
    I thought I would despise it but I fell in love with it.
    Heal quickly!! Thanks for stopping by my place, Bonnie.

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  25. All my best wishes for a super quick recovery. My friend had this done to her nose a few years ago, and never had anything else like this again. It’s very good that you took care of it. Cheers.

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  26. Sending a bundle of healing wishes, Bonnie!

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