Topical

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

It warmed up this afternoon, so…  I took a long warm soak in the tub and shed the last of the scabs, which were mostly tiny things covering the staple punctures.  They were all ready to depart with a soak and a light fingernail massage.  I also got the last of the residual adhesive from the tape that resisted removal until now.  So my stomach is finally smooth to the touch again.

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Topical treatment has begun, a mix of pressed coconut oil and Mederma.  It will be considerably easier with the southerly breeze and warmer temps.  Not so many clothing layers to shed and anoint in the treatment.

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Still have a mild case of the runs.  Not sure at this point what is keeping my digestive tract in such chronic imbalance.  It is limiting travel.  It’s no longer cramping, but that just shortens the forewarning practically to the immediate period of emergency.  It is tapering off, and I’m trying to keep food in there.  I have fallen behind in my cooking schedule, but at least I’m chopping down the excess in the fridge.  Nothing has spoiled yet.

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My abs continue to feel whole without pangs or pains.  The navel is still not 100% as far as circulation yet, but it’s not noticeable unless I focus on it.  I’m still tired and fairly sedentary, at least by SOP levels.  I’m up and moving around according to need, running errands as needed, pretty much a minimal normal routine, for the most part being myself again.  Part of the sedentary is thanks to the 0.6 mg a day of clonidine.

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Tomorrow is Halloween, and we have 50 > 90% chance of rain tomorrow night.  I don’t think there will be much Trick or Treat.  That means a big All Saints’ Day candy sale Wednesday morning.  Not that I need any.  The candy drawer is already full.

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Hoping to make Music School Wednesday (which is payday).

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