It's getting somewhat back to normal around here. Under that mercifully thick head of hair there is a long scar and some shaved head! Mama is back to brushing and braiding hair! (I kind of miss that. Our daughters' hair was always brushed and braided or barretted back in some pretty way.)
After the first week (Monday will be 2 weeks since the operation), she started moving around pretty well, with just a little stiffness. It's fairly amazing that they can open "a major body cavity," as my friend Nancy's radiologist dad put it, and things quickly fade into the distance. Of course, she was pretty strong and healthy to begin with. I know that many people deal with this sort of thing on top of chronic illness, and recovery isn't a matter of days.
We instituted "Camp Entertain Bridget" and her friends are rallying round. You can see as the game progresses that she starts to have a little trouble sitting up straight on that bench!
By evening she had to support her head to sit there and eat dinner, which precluded also holding up her ear of corn.
Don't worry. We cut it off for her. Her corn, not her head.
Suzanne made her the hairband before she left, using clearance JoAnn's felt flower and band, and a scrap of grandpa's shirt. I love that fabric. It has a texture to it that for whatever reason makes me think Scandinavian.
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So here's a question, just for fun (because obviously she'll decide and it won't be for a while): Want to tell us if you think that, when the hair around the scar grows out some more, she should cut all her hair short? To see what we have in mind, go to this Pinterest board. (Pinterest is fun! You can follow us there if you want.)
So you know what we are talking about (but don't have to look at the gross photo -- yes, I took a photo):
So -- should Bridget keep her hair long, since it covers her scar and shaved area just fine, or should she, when the shaved part grows a little longer, cut the whole thing, pixie style? What do you think?