Did some strong cleaning this week and also shaved. Underneath it all, I found I was healed! From a few feet away you’d be hard-pressed to notice anything. Up close, the discoloration (seems to change hourly) and roughness is apparent, but it’ll continue healing for another 4-5 months so it’s hard to say what the final outcome will be.
I’m growing accustomed to the filings, but I have a cleaning tomorrow so I might as well ask if the one can be added to a bit and whether they can smooth out the transitions a little.
I did my first proper ride outside with my friend Fenton on Christmas and all went well – delivered 21 care packages to the homeless around our typical “205 Loop,” but could have easily given away twice that so we’ll be looking to grow the ride even more next year (1 last year, 2 this year… 4 next!?).
I’ll be applying Mederma for another month or so based on all the scar healing research I did (we already had some and an independent summary of something like 300 scientific papers said it’s better than nothing).
Pretty sure I’m going to make it at this point so that’s awesome 😛
I’ll do another update next week, one two after that, and then go monthly until the healing process completes around May or so.
Still have the goober under my nose, but it gets a bit smaller with each day. I had a bit of pain early in the week, but I think it was an ingrown hair or something because a little trimming of the ‘stache cleared it right up.
The glue came off my leg, which was pretty cool. Since it had filled the wound like a mould or cast, I got to see the depth and shape of the hole… About a centimeter deep. I don’t know how that’s possible consider the amount of flesh on my shin, but it’s nice to have that stuff off. I’m pretty unimpressed with how it worked – there was still a pretty gaping wound that filled itself in the two days since.
Monday, as mentioned in last week’s post, was a big day. I got the lenses in my glasses replaced and had my teeth rebuilt. The dental process took about an hour, a few needles (they were the best ever because I told them how much I hated those damned anesthesia ones), and things look pretty good. I have a cleaning scheduled for this week and I may have him do some touch-up because one of the teeth doesn’t match the other side and it’s pretty noticeable to me. There are also a couple of rough spots, but small enough that they should smooth with eating. They’ll apparently last 2-10 years. Sounds like a lot of luck and smart eating is involved, but I’m gonna be relying mostly on luck because I dig me some apples and crusty bread. If these come out too quickly, there are some more permanent options to consider.
I heard from the fellow I had the accident with last night. Definitely helps put this behind me.
Spent the week in DC for work. Good times and silly weather. Progress is really slow at this point. I’m still probably a few weeks from being able to shave and really see what’s going on. Yes, that’s three weeks of mustache progress pictured. I did say from the outset that I don’t grow facial hair so get off me. Today is the last day without teeth as I get them worked on tomorrow and I’ll have my glasses lenses replaced afterward so that’s a big day planned. Picked up my prizes today – pretty funny when you consider they cost ~$1000 (still don’t have a bill from the hospital).
We did ’em! I forget why we didn’t last year, but we didn’t. Spent a few hours yesterday messing around with the ladder and got ‘er done. Didn’t do our highest peak because it’d involve walking on our wet, degraveling shingles – I got up there for a short minute and wanted to crap myself. Either I have a fear of roofs or ours is slippery and scary. I’m gonna guess the latter because heights don’t bother me and I’ve done some crazy things before. Hard to get a good shot of the house, but it wraps around our street-facing sides to the back. We’ve got a bunch leftover so I wanted to do the fence, but was vetoed. Maybe next year or when Heather isn’t looking 🙂
Things are looking pretty good. Major progress today when doing my daily cleaning of the wound. The only scab remaining is right there at the top middle of my lip. The rest is just dead stuff that’ll come off with some time I suppose. I did have someone tell me I had something under my nose this morning so the removal of The Great Booger-Looking-Thing of 2015 couldn’t have come at a much better time.