Getting Past the Stitches
Hello lovely readers! It's been an interesting two weeks around here for me. We paid off our insurance deductible shortly after me being on accutane and with the year reaching it's end we've been taking full advantage of cheaper medical. Last week I got a large breakout on my cheek. If you follow me on Facebook you probably heard all about it. While that sounds trivial, after being on accutane for almost a year I was in complete panic! My mind was whirling with worry and the fear that this hellish medicine didn't take. I set up an appointment with my dermatologist and very briefly went over my concerns, I still have to go back before I get the final verdict. While I was there I expressed my concern about excessive hair loss. No woman should lose this much hair! It's just not normal. Of course whenever I share this with others, they look at me like I'm crazy but I'm just really good at making my hair fluffy. My doctor ended up doing a biopsy on my hair while I was there. I got two stitches and am now the unfortunate owner of another scar.
Since I wasn't scheduled for a long visit I didn't get a lot of answers. I did however learn I have an inflamed scalp that could be causing this, in addition to the loss brought from accutane, and some other issues. Next week I'll know for sure and how to proceed. Along with all that fun I also had surgery on my wrist. About four years ago I injured my wrist lifting bricks in our backyard. Curse you delicate wrists! As a result it made using my left hand difficult. Sometimes the pain would go away but it always returned, I often wore a brace. Earlier this year I started to see a lump under my wrist. It was really creepy but not cancerous! I'm happy to say it's since been removed and while it's no picnic using my hand (did I mention I'm left handed?) I'm feeling better. I was told some people heal quickly while others can take up to a year to recover. I'm not sure which I will be. I can use my hand but prolonged use sucks! Like typing, but I couldn't resist.
I'm sure I'm oversharing but eh, I'm kind of an open book so you either love it or you don't. These photos were taken right before my surgery. This is one of my favorite parks to walk around, I'm sure I've mentioned this before. It had been a while since we last visited, in the summer it can get pretty buggy. Actually this particular time we went there were grasshoppers everywhere! Not that they really bother me, I just didn't want to step on them. Eew! As luck would have it, one jumped right into my shoe!! These shoes don't just slide off. Instead I hopped around on one foot, shrieking, while I tried to take my buckle off. The grasshopper wiggled around in my shoe, it was really gross feeling. The family found it hilarious and if I had seen this happen to someone I might have found it funny too.
I asked Piper to sit with me in this last photo. She was really interested in her long grass strand and didn't pay much attention to the camera in front of her. Tickling her was fun but I nearly fell in the creek! Haha the photo was worth it though.
Dress: Fleet Collection (Find their new shop here)
Take Care & Enjoy!