Scalped by the scalpel
Tuesday July 12th 2011, 7:53 am
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Life

I wrote this yesterday afternoon and then our server died. Richard was up late wrestling with it, knowing people would worry (plus he wanted me to have my web access.)

Not sure when the lidocaine finishes wearing off, but for now I am a bit of a numbskull. It is a highly odd sensation to have your ears pulled together by the top of your head.

As the dermatologist got set to leave, I asked her to grab the white paper bag with handles sticking out of my knitting bag. She did, wondering, and then pulled out the scarf I’d made her: Handmaiden Camelspin (luminous and a bit greener in real life). “I love the colors!” as she felt that soft yarn and I explained the 70/30 silk/baby camel content. I can’t help it; I’m a fiber artist, it’s important to me to say what a thing is made of.

And it was important to me to tell that good woman what a difference she made in her willingness to drop everything and see me right away.

(Tuesday morning, getting ready to get Michelle on her train.) By the way, I was looking at some old pictures of us holding Parker in February, and there it was–a clear shot of my part in my hair. No sign of the lesion. So it did grow that fast that recently. 2 cm. And my head already feels better than yesterday.

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I’m glad everything went well yesterday, and that the radio silence was due to computer problems, not health issues!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 07.12.11 @ 8:04 am

Numbskull? Not all puns are complimentary, you know. But I’m certainly glad that you are doing better. Keep it up — your spirits, I mean. Not your ears.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.12.11 @ 8:35 am

I’m glad the . . . ah . . . haircut went okay. My mom’s skin cancer was on the top of her foot, which meant she could no long wear about half of her shoes because they pinched in that spot. You, on the other hand, can simply cover the spot on your head with a zinnia.

Comment by LauraN 07.12.11 @ 8:39 am

numbskull. perfect pun. glad all is better.

Comment by Sandra 07.12.11 @ 8:49 am

Glad you’re feeling better! And hey– all you need to do is put on one of your shawls, and everyone will be so distracted by the beauty they won’t notice anything else!

Comment by RobinH 07.12.11 @ 9:00 am

Glad that you are feeling better!! You’re a “trooper”.

Comment by Joansie 07.12.11 @ 9:50 am

{{{Healing Hugs}}}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.12.11 @ 10:20 am

numbskull? — NOT!!

once again we’re grateful for a doctor that was willing to take it seriously —

I quite agree with you — as a fiber artist it is important to me to talk about what it’s made of (and in my case, HOW it’s made too!)

glad you’re on the mend

Comment by Bev 07.12.11 @ 10:29 am

I hug with Diana T.!

Comment by LynnM 07.12.11 @ 10:32 am

More hugs, and even a hug of encouragement to the server. They need to be appreciated and stroked, too.

Comment by Patricia Day 07.12.11 @ 10:42 am

So glad you’re feeling better already, and that you delighted yet another special care-giver in your life.

Comment by Channon 07.12.11 @ 11:14 am

Yay! So happy to learn all went well. Take it easy and enjoy an extra bite of that lemon cake. I’m sure it has healing powers. Yum!

Comment by DebbieR 07.12.11 @ 11:39 am

If you can pun, you must be doing something right! Here’s hoping (and praying) that recovery goes well and quickly!

Comment by Ruth 07.12.11 @ 12:56 pm

I’m so glad you’re feeling better already. You’re quite a trooper. And a gift-giver extraordinaire!

Comment by Madeline 07.12.11 @ 4:14 pm

so glad it’s over! Sending hugs.

Comment by Lene 07.12.11 @ 6:33 pm

Hugs to you – I’m glad that’s behind you now. And that scarf is gorgeous!

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 07.12.11 @ 8:53 pm

Thank you, Richard. We all needed to hear.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.13.11 @ 7:26 am

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