Living with Chiari – Before and After Stitches

Well, I haven’t been being as faithful posting, and frankly I best most people quit looking when surgery went fine and I came home. We’ve still had some milestones and some set backs in learning what I can and can’t do.

What I really wanted to share are the before and after photos of my stitch removal. I don’t think I’ll take another picture of the scar until all the scabs from the stitches have come off, but these are still cool to see.


if you want to see them closer, here’s a link to that particular photo

no stitches

No stitches up close

I’ve been doing well. I’ve been out to eat a couple of times, been to the store a couple times on SHORT trips. I’ve pushed myself too hard on Friday and Saturday and as a result have been feeling a little more crumby today. But we are making progress and weening me OFF the heavy pain medicine. πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Living with Chiari – Before and After Stitches”

  1. I’m still reading your blog! πŸ™‚ How awesome that you were able to go out a few times. Baby steps. (movie?) That is good news you are able to decrease the meds a bit. You are doing GREAT and are exactly where you need to be in your healing. I bet it is so hard. You are in our prayers.


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