Today is 6 weeks from surgery. Tomorrow I have my 6-week appointment with my doctor to see how I’m healing up. It’s a big stage in the healing since, if all is well, I get a lot more restrictions lifted and can get back to almost normal activities. Even though at 6 weeks you are only 40% healed, you are typically past the point of doing damage to your healing.
Lightning is a little weird because for some reason I couldn’t get it to focus properly without the flash, so I had to use the flash which kinda makes for weird skintone on me here. But, you can see the incision on my right is very little. (Arrow pointing to it.) The one on my left is still larger and still more reddish-pink but healing. And my belly button (navel) one is fading too. You can click for larger which shows more of the color on the incision on my left.)
Of course, I just got off the phone with the billing lady at the gyno’s office and she’s asking for payments and such and wanting to set up a payment plan to pay off the $800-odd dollar balance (somehow, even though I paid money before surgery, my balance has gone up again *sigh*) in a 6-month time. That’s like $133/month which, yeah right. Sure, that’s possible. So there’s going to be a bit of a fight tomorrow probably because she wants to auto-debit each month and there’s just no way we can do that. I’ll pay them off but it’s going to be as I’m able to, not as they want me to. EVERYONE wants me to pay them right now and if I could afford to just pay them all off, I would, but I don’t have $7,000 sitting around right now. And seeing as last year, I made about that much for the whole year and this year, I’ll make about half that, everyone is just going to have to be patient.
But we’re 6 weeks out today and at least the surgery is behind me. The bills and finances and such will most likely be years in the paying off, but at least surgery is done, I’m healing and hopefully tomorrow, I get a clean bill of health for my recovery progress.