Larry isn’t going to believe this
Tuesday November 25th 2008, 1:04 am
Filed under: Family

So. Suburban Correspondent and I exchanged a few emails offline with me giving her a little more background story: my daughter had had surgery at 18 months and the plastic surgeon had had us put paper tape, available on scotch-tape-style rolls at the drugstore, on her incision site 24/7 for six months minimum to keep the scarring way down.  Granted, she’s 22 now and that advice is a little old by now. But it also means I can affirm that given how large an area he operated on and how small and faint her scar is–and the fact that her father grows massive scars when he scars–the doctor’s advice clearly was good.  Suburban Correspondent’s little one had just gotten stitches, so the topic was of interest.

Suburban’s husband Larry teased her about taking advice from her imaginery internet friend. And so our pair of posts ensued, with her insisting I really was real; I’d written this!

The kicker of a follow-up is that my husband was then up in the night with a migraine and did not turn on the light.  Light hurts. Light might wake up his wife.  Darkness, yes, darkness good, light bad.

Unless you happen to turn around in mid-stride, misjudge, are taller than the average doorframe–we replaced most of the doorframes with non-standard ones for this very reason–and you smack your forehead.  HARD.

So, hubster puts some tape on it like the plastic surgeon said long ago, whatever he can quickly find, which happens to be the superduper deathgrip stuff rather than the flimsy paper variety, and goes to bed rather than waking me up to take him in for stitches.

Somehow sometime he took that tape back off.  I guess his forehead bothered his sleeping self.

I wake up in the morning, and dude!  Not only is his face Frankensteined, but he’s got two faint rows of white (glue from the tape) embedded in his skin.  You hit the wall so hard you sank the paint off the wall into your forehead?!

So I reminded him, 24/7 paper tape, hey Frankenstein, you know, you gotta keep that scarring down.

And I got this rolling of his eyes and a not on your life! reaction back.

I guess the moral of the story is, I can tell an 18-month-old in friendly terms that she IS going to wear that tape, end of story, and thus it was.  But not someone that much bigger than me. And hey, Larry–it really did happen.

And the fact that no way no how will he let me photograph it to memorialize it forever on the Internet is all the more proof that he’s real, too.

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Iam picturing Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 11.25.08 @ 3:02 am

awww come on i blogged my broken arm xrays 😉

Comment by rho1640 11.25.08 @ 4:56 am

Family makes the best content, and a picture IS worth a thousand words.

Comment by sonya 11.25.08 @ 5:39 am

Aww! Even as I’m falling over laughing, I hope he heals up quick 😉

Comment by Amy 11.25.08 @ 5:56 am

LOL… Bless his heart – your husband, that is. I don’t think I’d cooperate for a blog photo either if you’d just called me a monster! 😉

Comment by Channon 11.25.08 @ 6:25 am

And that’s why nurses and doctors don’t treat their family members…don’t have any clout with them! VBG!

Hope he heals well.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 11.25.08 @ 7:15 am

Well I guess if he’s able to be refusing photographic evidence, he’s feeling better, 😉 Hope he heals quickly!

Comment by Alicia 11.25.08 @ 8:01 am

I’ve heard using the vitamin E from inside the gel capsules works a treat to keep down scarring, too.

And lavender oil helps with itching, if he wants to smell pretty.

Comment by Diana 11.25.08 @ 9:55 am

Take the picture anyway. 🙂

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 11.25.08 @ 11:47 am

Poor Richard! oh my goodness. I know exactly how he can more than fill out a doorframe, i have a picture to prove it! Geez. A bump in the head on top of a migraine…not so much fun!

Comment by karin 11.25.08 @ 12:43 pm

I agree with the Tiny Tyrant; take the picture anyway, he has to sleep sometime!

Comment by Ruth 11.25.08 @ 1:53 pm

I missed this first time around! What a guy – breaks his head open, so he slaps some tape on it and goes to bed. I’m surprised it wasn’t duct tape.

Comment by suburbancorrespondent 12.03.08 @ 9:39 am

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