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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Light at the End of the Tunnel

My blogging has been less than faithful lately.
Nothing new seems to happen.
Last week was particularly bad, thinking that I'd be dragging this darned wound vac around forever.
And will spring EVER come???  Especially the last two days with snow flurries off and on and temps in the 30's.  Yuck!

The kitties don't seem to mind.
They just go about their lives, playing, eating, and sleeping.  Mostly sleeping.
In my chair....

On Zip's flytying desk....

And sometimes they are even good enough to share...

At the end of February I turned 66.
Instead of going out to eat, Brad and Kami brought the dinner makings to our house and cooked the birthday dinner.

It was a lovely meal of lemon and garlic marinated pork loin, asparagus (my favorite!), pureed cauliflower and a nice fresh salad.

We all enjoyed ourselves, even without birthday cake.
I requested fruit for dessert instead.

And yes, I'm still following my Weight Watchers food plan and have now lost 80 lbs.  Halfway to my goal!  I just wish I could get some exercise, but the doctors says not until the wound vac comes off.

On Monday he declared me ready for the skin graft.
This is what the wound looked like last week.  The funky colored skin is all the new growth.  To begin with the wound was about 1/4 inch deep.  It has now filled in up to the surface of my leg.

My leg looks wrinkled because over top of the dressing and the wound vac connection, they put several layers of gauze and elastic wrapping.

I took this picture yesterday after the graft has been on for three days.
The graft is already growing into the leg tissue.

The doctor will evaluate in two weeks and see if I need another layer of grafting.
I finally feel that the healing is moving along and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
These three-times-a-week wound clinic visits cramp my style!
Hopefully by the time the weather is warm, I'll be back to normal.

Then I will be ready to go to the thrift shops to get some new summer clothing.
Road trip, anyone???