Outside trip. Nov 11, 2016. Week 2 day 11

Happy Veteran’s Day to all past and present Military people.  Also it is my late Mother’s Birthday.  In times like this, during this recovery, I really miss my Mom.  She was such a strong person and I am trying to channel that strength through this process.  My healing is going very well.  The tummy scar is now partially  uncovered and looks good.  There will be lots of scar massaging when I am able to do it to soften the scar, but I am very pleased with how it is looking.  My belly button is starting to loose its strips also.

I took my first out of the house trip today, (other than Dr visits).  I felt so good and we took off to JoAnn’s Fabric to buy material to make the JP drain holder lanyards.  I am going to make 50 of them and donate them to the 5th floor nurses at Harris SW Hospital.  They worked so well for me that I want to share some with the next DIEP Flap patients there.  After waiting in line for velcro cutting I was wiped out.  Funny how you feel so strong at first and then go down hill so fast.  We came home and a short nap revived my energy.  “Take it Slow” is so hard for me, but my body tells me when to stop.

Well I hope everyone has a great holiday and I will post again.

Pictures are below.

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Nov 11 1.JPG
Tummy strips coming off and a good looking scar
Nov 11 2.JPG
Tummy is flatter and scar is looking good
Nov 11 4.JPG
Belly Button is looking good also
Nov 11 3.JPG
The white cream is the medicine.  The red skin in the 2 places are the problem, but sutures are holding.

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