Sunday, January 24, 2010

Self Portrait Sunday - I'm Healing Pretty Well

To find out why Maria began Self Portrait Sunday, see her first post here.

With today's self portrait post, I wanted to show everyone how well my incision from my
cervical spinal surgery {my procedure: Anterior Cervical Corpectomy} is healing. It is still sore and itchy and kind of red. I'm still having pain in my neck, shoulders and down my arms into my hands, but not nearly as much as I used to have. The constant headache I had for 8 years (YES, eight years) is gone, although from reading my blog, you know that I still suffer from migraines and occasional neurological headaches. I will have those problems for the rest of my life. If you look at the second photograph, you really can't see the incision when you look at me from a short distance unless you really look for it, I am SO happy with the way my neurosurgeon did the procedure. I really shouldn't have that much of a scar at all after about a year.

See these gorgeous earrings.... these were a gift from my WONDERFUL friend Maria, she made them - she is a true artisan. They were a gift from her because I was the top commenter on her wonderful blog Maria's Space, the originator of this meme. I was so surprised when she wanted to give me these for visiting her blog. I just can't help myself, she is a wonderful writer and a fabulous photographer. Please head over to her blog to take a look.
She also has an Etsy shop called Street Angel where she sells her beautiful jewelry, so if you would like to own a pair of earrings like these or other wonderful jewelry, head on over, I'm sure you can find something you will like.

Don't forget to link back to Maria's Space and visit the other participants.... Have a great week.

Until next time..... Lorie


Liz Mays said...

Those are beautiful earrings and I didn't know Maria did anything but blog!

Your incision looks like it's really healing well. :)

fredamans said...

Love those earring Maria made, they suit you well.

You are healing great! You look great!!!

Maria's Space said...

Wow, that looks great. I would never know how recent your surgery was. It is really healing well.

Those pictures put a smile on my face. I actually had an intake of breathe and a vocal "awwww" when I saw the earrings. They do look good on you!

Thanks for the photos and the mention.

It is so fun to see your jewelry on someone. I sold a necklace to someone the beginning of December at the second jewelry sale I had. I saw her at the Christmas festival at school, turned to say hello and there was the necklace. I was so excited that I was showing off her necklace to everyone. It looked amazing on her and she said she wears it every day. Love it!

Amanda said...

Glad you're healing well! The scar is hardly noticeable at all in your pics. A friend of mine had thyroid surgery and it looked like someone sliced her ear to ear for a long time.

Lifeofkaylen said...

You really can hardly see that scar!!! I'm so happy that you felt some instant relief - what a nice end to a bit of suffering. Eight years is SO long!!!!!

Great earrings. They make your eyes look really blue. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow the scar is looking great, it's going to heal nicely.

The earrings are beautiful and so are you :)!!


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