2 days after surgery:
5 stitches, yellow bruising, some swelling,
and purple pen-marks made by the surgeon.
2 days after surgery.
3 days after surgery - more swelling, more bruising.
1 week after surgery--the day the stitches were removed.
This photo is taken looking straight-up from underneath the incision site.
My throat/neck swelled-up like a ball.
I started calling my neck the "turkey wattle".
Still some swelling, but not as bad as one week prior.
after surgery. I don't have a close-up of the incision,
but you can see there is still quite a bit of swelling and
2 months after surgery.
4 months after surgery.
5 months after surgery.
6 months after surgery.