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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bathtub finished!

Steve, Meg, and Liam came by today and Steve got the length of pipe needed to hook up the faucet in the shower.  I could get water from the showerhead fixture but couldn't run it into the tub via the lower faucet.  That meant when I cleaned the tub I had to rinse it by filling & dumping cups of water - a time-consuming task.

Steve looked at a few photos where I couldn't see well enough to be sure which one of my own kids it represented.  Ah, to have the strength and eyesight of youth!  I had a really nice visit with Megan who is looking good.  I don't remember exactly when she is due and forgot to ask her.

I'm getting irritated with having my arm bandaged as the bandage slips, probably because I don't wrap it tight enough to nearly cut off circulation in my arm.  The stitches look fine but the skin around them is not so great looking - probably from being bound by the damn bandage.  I'm going to look tomorrow for a large band-aid that won't stick to the hair on my arms when I take it off.  Not sure if they even make something like that but it would be a lot more comfortable.  I feel like my arm needs to be exposed to the air, but if it did the doctor wouldn't have told me to bandage it for 2 weeks.  Here is where I usually part ways with a doctor and do my own thing, but I do want this to be over with soon so I won't have to go back.

Steve is trying to get the other guys together to trim some of the bushes in the yard.  I was considering contacting a landscaper, but he nixed that idea.  I want to get my backyard looking good but almost need to see how much of my travel savings account will be spent for the trip to Alaska.  I guess I should just estimate the travel and blow the rest on the yard!

Mike & his family are visiting CA soon, and Steve was jokingly figuring how we could get Mike into doing some work on the yard.  That is really funny and I told him that Mike, being the oldest of his siblings, as well as holding a commanding officer position, always determined how he could get others to do the actual work!  Actually, he is a very hard worker and has been since he was a little kid delivering papers.

11 comments:

  1. If you leave the bandage off the wound site will dry out to fast and will not heal properly. I don't know how big it is but they do sell very large bandaids. Now for pulling the hair is another thing but after so many pull offs that should end the hair problem.

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    1. I have one more week to go so I guess I can deal with it. The bandage is really difficult to put on because of having to use my left hand only. I'm going to look today for a suitable band-aid if there is such a thing.

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  2. Ditto Jo .... I bet you can find a bandage thing to cover it but it does need to be covered with petroleum I thought you was always supposed to put things out to the air and dried out but I found out different from my dermatologist and it does work much better healing

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  3. Ditto Jo .... I bet you can find a bandage thing to cover it but it does need to be covered with petroleum I thought you was always supposed to put things out to the air and dried out but I found out different from my dermatologist and it does work much better healing

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    1. It looks like it's healing pretty well but it sure is a pain in the neck!

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  4. I just shave the hair off where a stick on bandage is going.

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    1. I never thought of that, but it sounds like it would work. The problem for me is handling a razor with my left hand!

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  5. I'll be interested to see how Steve's plan for his brother works out. LOL!! How wonderful of him to volunteer to get the boys to do it for you.

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    1. He will try shaming probably. What, a big guy like you can't push a wheelbarrow full of rocks?

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  6. Hi Gypsy, my husband makes regular visits to the dermotologist, we thought it might help to leave the bandage off the stitches during the day. When we mentioned it to the nurse, she said no, the best thing to do for stitches is to cover the area with Vaseline then bandage it. This will also keep the stitches pliable so they are easier to remove. Good luck, hope you find something that will work for you. Becki

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  7. Hi Gypsy, my husband makes regular visits to the dermotologist, we thought it might help to leave the bandage off the stitches during the day. When we mentioned it to the nurse, she said no, the best thing to do for stitches is to cover the area with Vaseline then bandage it. This will also keep the stitches pliable so they are easier to remove. Good luck, hope you find something that will work for you. Becki

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