Another title for this post could have been "a stitch in time", but onward seems more appropriate.
Don't believe it if anyone ever tells you that removing stitches doesn't hurt. Baloney. Luckily, although the doctor had said there were well over one hundred stitches, most of those are inside and so the amount he had to remove were probably about twenty. Enough, for sure.
Doc says it will take three or four weeks until everything is healed, but this is certainly a big step.
Part of my arm looks like a human quilt. When I said that to the doctor, he did not know what a quilt was so I explained it to him...........he smiled.
Onward I go. Maybe still a little slower then usual. Maybe fewer things crammed into each day, but onward anyway.
After all, at this point in life, there is no time to waste.
Thanks to all for their notes, their emails, the food, and phone calls. I saw the anesthesiologist in the lobby of the hospital today. I had not seen him since the fateful day of surgery. I thanked him again for all his kind words and actions. He responded by giving me a big bear hug.
When does that ever happen? Made me smile. I'm so grateful.