It’s been 10 days. I’m still nowhere near ready for a full-face picture — I’m still swollen as hell, my neck is a mess and the right side of my face is still lopsided. And I can’t do a freaking thing with my hair. I still have stitches behind my ears and up into the hairline, and it’s pretty awkward trying to style one’s hair when one’s scalp is partially numb.
I’m sleeping remarkably well, considering I hate sleeping on my back and I can’t use my earplugs. I haven’t taken any Advil today and my appetite is much better. And I have my first “after” picture for you.
This is a crappy selfie with the camera in reverse mode, which makes for truly awful photo quality. But you can still get a general idea.
With this, all I altered was the exposure and color a bit, but no touching up of wrinkling or softening or anything else. Notice at rest, my mouth is now straight across. Of course, I’m still hugely swollen, so that will relax after a bit.
Still, in case you need a refresher, here’s a similar shot from just a week ago:
NO MORE RESTING BITCH FACE! 😀
This coming Wednesday, all stitches come out. I’ve been told that I will be “presentable” in about a month. John and I went out for lunch yesterday, but I wore sunglasses and a hoodie.
I know I’m feeling a bit better. Before I got into the shower this morning, John gave me one quick swat. My reaction? Not “ow,” not “don’t.” I blurted “yes” and stuck my butt out for more. He looked at me, a bit surprised, and gave me a few more. “Harder,” I said. “You’re bad! You’re not supposed to be doing this yet,” he scolded. “Get in the shower.” Damn… Maybe I’ll get Steve to give me a few next time he comes to visit. I can’t go OTK or lie face down, but we can improvise.
John was soooo good to me this weekend; again, he bought me wonderful treats and spent time with me, fussing over me and being very sweet. Kinda hated to see him go home, but he had things to do.
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!