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.

Before:
stitches

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

After:
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™‚

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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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