Monday, February 12, 2007

Progress Since Last Week

The photo on the left was taken a week ago on Monday, right after my 1st follow-up appointment with Dr. Li. The photo on the right was taken this morning, right before my 2nd appointment, exactly a week later. It's comforting to know that even though it feels as if it's taking FOREVER for the swelling to go down, it IS happening, slowly, but surely. Patience is never a virtue of mine.... but in cases like this, what CAN you do but to wait it out? ....Um, any ideas, fellow surgery amigos?

9 comments:

Chris said...

ha, you and patience... like enemies LOL

Kristen said...

You got THAT right! :P

Metoposcopist said...

Wow! You're coming along just fine! The swelling had definetely gone down, I'm impressed!

About the waiting...

*ugh*

I'm still working on that one too ;P

Mary said...

Kristen, wow, you are really starting to look like your old self again -- only better! Its amazing how quickly you are healing. And you will continue to see more and more progress as the weeks and months go by. I think you are doing all the right things, ie updating your blog, etc. Pretty soon your surgery won't be the first and foremost thing on your mind and you may even forget about it for a while. But until that time comes, keep chronicling your progress. Mary

Kristen said...

Thanks Daniel, and Mary! Yes I feel relieved that everything's moving along just fine. I'm very fortunate. Today is the first day where I truly have enough energy to move around the house and not feel like I have to take a nap or lie down every three hours. It's great!

Graham said...

Kristin, you look awesome! Keep putting heat on your face two or three times a day. It helped me a great deal after my palate expansion.

Brandyleigh35 said...

Hey Kristen,
Glad you got you some zip and squeeze. I bet they will be a lot better then the syringe, AND you can put more in them too so that is a plus. Was going to tell you that I like how you update your blog daily. This is what I did on mine when I had my SARPE. I wanted people to be able to see/read what was happening everyday throughout the day. It gives one a better idea of what really is going on and what the recovery process really entaisl. So great job with the updates, any random thoughts, or cool stuff you've found. I personally find it to be very helpful!

:)

Brandy

Mrs. Shanton said...

Patience? I'm behind you, drafting off your patience. It's killin' me, frankly. I'm reading up on everyone else's blogs, and looking for signs of how long this is all going to take. I just love your sense of humor and your great attitude. It's helping me believe that I can do this.

Kristen said...

Hey you're doing great, Mrs. Shanton. :) I just checked out your blog. Hang in there! You're gonna like the way you look (think the men's warehouse guy's voice). ;)