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Life - Surgery Update

Friday, September 25, 2009 12:19 PM  |  by Babe with a Mane

Hello to all!

Well first of all...OUCH!!!!

Now that it's out of my system, I just wanted to let you know that everything went fine and I'm home. I'm so thankful for the great staff and the educated hands that "fixed me"! I have to remain in this immobilizer for one month and then it's back to physical therapy for another three months, but hopefully, after that, I'll be back to normal...whatever that may mean!

I'll spare you the pictures, just suffice it to say that it looks a little "halloweenish". After surgery, I had a migraine that wanted to stick with me for the day. The morphine didn't work, so they gave me something called dilaudid. If you've ever had it, you won't forget it. Let's just say that after two doses, I didn't remember much about the trip home. However, I wouldn't want to take it again since the side effects lasted for at least 24 hours...bllleeechhhh...I hate nausea.

OK, you know me, I don't want to dwell on the negative anymore, so I'm going to move past it and do what the Dr. said will make me "all better"! I have a fabulous family that takes very good care of me, loving friends who have filled my dresser with wonderfully scented flowers and my email inbox with notes of thoughtful encouragement and a host of gracious neighbors who have supplied me with enough home-made goodies, I won't remember how to cook when this is over.

I wonder how long I can keep this up?! Tee hee...well, I really would rather be healthy, promise.

Love Ya',

Babe With a Mane

About Babe with a Mane

My natural hair has not been seen for over 20 years. It has hidden under wigs and weaves, under toppik, colored sprays, couvre and dermatch. My growing hair is a significant burden. It takes too much time to try to fix it up to be presentable, too much money to try to fix, too much energy to worry about and conceal. Every day, I used to wish for great hair. Every day I was ashamed of my thin hair. Every day, I woke up feeling confident, feminine and sexy inside. Then, I looked in the mirror at my natural hair and those positive thoughts were robbed from me. My natural hair forced me to feel unattractive, timid and insecure. I know who I am inside and I wanted to project that image to everyone else. To do that, my hair had to change. Women who are bald or have very thin hair, are not considered "socially acceptable" in the general public's eye. I wanted to be considered socially acceptable, my natural hair wouldn't let me. My dream hair allows me to lead a normal life. I wake up to my guy nuzzling my neck while my soft hair is brushed aside. I jump in the shower to wash my hair. I look in the mirror to see a confident and sexy woman, looking back at me. I don't waste hours trying to disguise myself to fit in. I blow dry and curl my hair and start my day with a spring in my step. I don't catch others staring at my thin hair while trying to have a conversation with me. The same confident, self assurance that I feel inside is now projected on the outside. There are no further internal battles between true persona and an incongruous outward appearance. I am finally, after a lifetime of dreaming, able to project an image that reflects the confident, sexy, intelligent, feminine woman I truly am.


HD-Nikki said:

I'm glad to hear things went well with your surgery, we're looking forward to seeing you again soon so take care and get better!

HD-Mike said:

This is wonderful news, Babe! DJs everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief...You won't be off the dance floor for long!

Babe with a Mane said:

Oh no...they told you I can dance? LOL...thanks Nikki and Mike for the thoughts! It's appreciated!

HD-Lisa said:

So happy to hear you are home and the surgery is all behind you now.  It sure sounds like you are being well taken care of.  I hope you are up and running soon. (I guess you would settle for walking , right?)  :0)  Take care and enjoy the pampering.  

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