Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Can You Feel This?

There are areas on my body, actually most of my body, 
where I can't feel sensations such as heat, cold, or tickles. 
This is a result of my burns, and I have learned to live with it.
 But, I am very cautious when running a tub for myself or for 
Lottie and I always check the temperature using my feet, 
which were fortunately not burned.
Yesterday, while wearing a long skirt, I helped Mr. Nielson in the yard
and occasionally felt the pressure of the tall grass on the parts
of my legs that weren't as burned.
Then I remembered the feeling of freshly shaved legs.
That's a good feeling. 
  Well, I miss that feeling.  
I mean, don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about not ever having to
shave again, but I do miss the simple pleasures of a normal body.

Sometimes, the Little Nies love to tickle 
the burns on my arms, legs, and even my face.
They ask me to tell them when I can feel it--which usually is never.
I can certainly feel Lottie the unicorn putting lipstick 
on my lips, though, and WOWZA!

Did you know that a large portion of my belly skin
was burned, so do you wonder if I have a belly button?

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(I think we need to talk, don't you?)

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