Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oompa Loompas and Others Doing Their Job

I saw the wound care nurse yesterday and there is continued improvement in the wound. For months, it had what she called a "yellow eschar" but what the radiation onc called like this pre-skin membranous tissue. The area of the yellowish/whitish membranous tissue was about 9cm x 3.5-4cm and now, it's 8cm by 3cm with an island of good tissue that seems to be growing. In the area where the yellow tissue has receded is a nice pink color.

So, yes, there is progress that can be seen on a weekly basis. Yippee! The oompa loompas, flower faeries, elves, and the Fantastic Four are doing their job! (See my earlier post about this.) I told the nurse about my visualization, so each week, she'll say something like, "Those little guys are working hard" and then chuckle.

Criminy. It'll be nice not to have to wear a dressing, ya know? I've had to wear a dressing of some sort in that area since late March. Imagine the time and money I'll save when the damn thing is healed.

Then, I might actually be able to go swimming or get wet.

I would like to go to a beach somewhere over Christmas break - I may not have boobs, but at least I could get into the water. A goal to look forward to, anyway!


MisAnthropology said...

Hey! Go to Hawaii.... we can meet up there during the honeymoon (provided we go with a December date and opt for Hawaii).

Here's the little magic super heroes running around dropping bombs where ever bad guys are hiding in your body. It's like a UN peacekeeping force in the Balkans, only effective. Yay!

Carver said...

That's great to hear that it's improving. I hope you will be swimming soon!

jeanne said...

dee -- happy for the good news and i wholeheartedly support you taking a vaca to a beach! nyc jmf

Dee said...

Hi Mary, Carver, and Jeanne,
Thanks, you all, for tuning in! And, with your support and encouragement, I will try to go to the beach somewhere over Christmas break. I've only been to Hawaii once - and that was over 20 years ago! (Yikes - really that long ago?)

And, Mary, that was too funny about the UN peacekeeping force . . .

I hope all three you of have a great week-end!