Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Heading to the Sunshine State

I am really excited today!!  I bought my plane ticket for my brother's graduation!  Originally I was going to stay for 4 days, now with the job situation I am staying for 2 weeks!!  I will be cleared to walk on May 17th (fingers crossed) and fly out on May 18th.  My thinking is that when I get a new job I will not be able to take vacation for a while, so since I have the time why not just take it.  I don't get to see my mom very often, in fact the last time was in January.  We have so much fun together, we laugh about everything and nothing at the same time.  I can't wait to see my Grandma or General Gma as we call her!!  She just flew out to AK today to see my cousin graduate from HS.  I have already made plans to see some friends while down there, I am really looking forward to it.

If you get grossed out at scars, look no farther.  I was able to take the steri-strips off of my wound last night, so I could see the whole bad mamajama on my foot.  Here is what is looks like, not to bad.  I have already come up with stories if someone asks what happened.  I was on safari in Africa and was gored by a rhino.....or.....I was in a bar fight and got cut!!  I had an ACL replacement when I was in high school and have a about a 8" scar on my knee.  I got tired of telling people about the surgery, so I told them that I was attacked by an alligator and survived!!! 

I know it looks dry and gross, but I am not able to put anything on it right now.  In a few days I will be able to put some lotion on it.

Here is what it looks like on my whole foot.  I had to adjust the colors in order for it to show up!


  1. Yikes - looks painful!!

    Enjoy your holiday - sounds like it will be heaps of fun :-)

  2. Poor puddin! No pedis for you for a while! Snake bite...they had to cut the venom out.

  3. Girl that scar looks great! It will flatten and fade and you won't even notice it after a while. Good news on the vacation, I am totally jealous..of the vacation and the no job thing..I am hating mine right now!

  4. Hi Just catching up...congrats on that awesome weight loss and enjoy the time with your family since you have the time off. Glad your surgery went well and isn't the boot great...if you have to have you say they can come off....heaven...I had mine for 7 mths and crutches for 5 1/2....your scar looks great but it looks like those pounds went to your foot in swellin...just kidding of course!!!! Take care

  5. yeah. I think the scar looks good...well as good as it can look for being a scar! I would totally make up some fantastic story about it!

    Enjoy your trip! 2 weeks! Awesome!

  6. I think you're right to take the time while you can...also you need your mum when you've had a disappointment...doesn't matter how old we are we still need our mums!!

    Brilliant scar. xx

  7. It does look painful but the scar looks good. In 2 weeks you are off the crutches you have done the worst part of the journey already . it will fly in and you have something really nice to look forward to.