My Convertible Life

Monday, July 11, 2011

Head Shot, Part 2

For my friends who have vasovagal syncope -- or those of you who are just squeamish -- you should probably stop reading this post. Check back on J-Fest 2011 or some cute photo of Pippi until we're done here.

For the rest of you -- those who need a reminder to wear a hat or want to scare the hell out of motivate your kids to put on the sunscreen -- here's the latest on my head wound.

As you may recall, I had a basal cell removed from my forehead nine week ago. Nine.

After the surgery, it looked like this with the stitches in it:

Now, after some repair surgery for some granular something or other that was preventing it from healing properly followed by major face swelling and then a staph infection plus two weeks of antibiotics (plus the, ahem, usual infection that goes along with two weeks of antibiotics) and Duoderm, it looks like this:

And in case you're wondering, my skin surgeon put a bandage back on it right after she took that picture for me. The sad news is that this photo looks a lot better than the crater I was peering at last week.

So yes, that's another week of a bandage on my head that can't get wet. Another week of my sweet husband washing my hair in the sink for me. Another week of walking around with a big white circle on the corner of my forehead that makes everyone look at me like I just might be a lost amnesia victim.

Sigh. At least I have cute hats.


  1. Even with VS, I made it through -- a true sign of friendship. Glad you are getting better. :)

  2. I'm glad it is healing now, at least!

  3. I'm glad you are posting these, though I also hope you heal up immediately!

  4. I am so sorry you are going through this. Just a couple of weeks ago, I posted on FB that I was struggling to be a "good" parent and get my kids outside when the sun and heat have been so bad, since they are very fair (like me) and I have to avoid sun exposure. I got some sarcastic eye-rolling comments that "sunscreen works." As I'm sure you would advocate, those fair babies should have minimal sun exposure in midsummer between 10 and the experts advise! Good for you, sharing your difficult ordeal with everyone. Listen up, people!

  5. Reading this at the beach, on the front porch, with my Tilley on.


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