Monday, October 8, 2007
The Return of the Jenn continued...
This photo was taken today, a week after the bruise was first made by the nurse. This is from drawing blood for the pre-op blood work. I have NEVER bruised from having blood drawn. (And that's happened a LOT as evidenced by the scar from where scar tissue was removed - lower center).
This is a photo of my left wrist/hand where my original IV was until the nurse pretty much blew it out Wednesday night. The big dark freckle is actually the scab from where the needle was. The whole back of my hand is still sore and there is a slight lump where my once functioning vein lived happily.
This is the back of my head on Saturday the 6th. It was compared to the photo on the 4th after the hubby said "Wait a minute..." after checking the back of my head for me. Everything matched up, false alarm. :)
This one was taken today...yes my hair really is as nasty as it looks...currently sporting the mickey mouse ears hairstyle. Ridiculous, but keeps the hair off my face and neck. It's a test image for the official EASY button/Staples photo I will take before the staples come out on Friday. I have a sick sense of humor, I know. :)
This is just my story of my experience with Chiari. Until I was diagnosed, I'd never heard of it, and I just want more people to be aware of it. I'm not a doctor, so don't quote me on any of this stuff - k? If you are looking for information about Chiari Malformation, a lot of the more informative posts are the older ones.