Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm Back . . . with Sistrunk Procedure Post-Op Photos!

For those of you checking back with me now and then, thanks for your patience!  I'm not sure what happened . . . my ability to write here diminished dramatically this spring, and now that my summer holidays are almost half over, I thought I should try to do some writing on my blog.

Before I get to anything new and exciting about my life, I wanted to let all of my Sistrunk Procedure and/or Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Removal readers about a new section I have added to my blog, which you will find by clicking on the tab near the top of this page, entitled "Surgery Photos".  I will warn you, though, some of the photos are not pretty to look at, but they might help you understand the process in which you find yourself, or the procedure you are about to undergo.

And for those of you who are just curious about what I looked like immediately following the surgery, and how my healing has progressed, feel free to peruse the pictures.

On that note, I will comment that the above photo was taken 7 months post-op, and from the angle this particular picture was taken, you can't even see the mess that my neck/throat area was once in! I'm grateful for how the incision site is healing, but I will always have a scar there.  This scar is my reminder of God's goodness, faithfulness and love, so I "wear" it with pride most days, with the exception of the days that I find strangers gawking at my neck--likely dying to ask why I have a scar there, but too shy to say anything about it, so they quickly look away when I make eye contact with them.

Anyway . . . I've got lots to share on these blog pages, so hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be more consistent in my posting and you'll get a reasonable update on my life.

Take care.  I've missed you.


Michelle said...

Kimmy...I am so excited to see you back and am looking forward to reading about what is new in your life. I just got back from M.J. about 10 days ago. I flew back alone as it wasn't a vacation kind of trip really. I got to spend over two weeks with my parents, which was good, but I never managed to travel north at all. I hope you and your family are doing well. I miss your posts.

~Rain``` said...

Good to have you back!