Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stitches at dinner

Right before dinner last Sunday afternoon and with 
children huddled around, Dr. Mangum took my stitches out.
It hurt a little but I am so relieved to have those 
thick uncomfortable blobs of thread in my hand gone!

After all the stitches were out Dr. Mangum stood up, patted my shoulder
 and jokingly asked me if I wanted to keep the stitches.
It reminded me of my 8th birthday when I got over 40 stitches under my chin
in a swimming accident.
 I kept every single one of those and put them in my scrap book.  
And yes, I still have them.
But I didn't keep my pinkie stitches.

So now my hand is pretty normal- well, except that it's
burned and missing a pinkie (and hurts all the time),
 but no more bandages.
And I am constantly self-conscience thinking EVERYONE
 is looking at my hand (among other things),
so I feel like I want to keep it hidden.
But I know that I can't live like that, 
and I have dealt with this all before (almost everyday).
This will just be another adjustment to add to the list.