Sunday, October 11, 2009

What lies beneath

























On the left you see me and my wound VAC ready for a Sunday outing. Looks like a purse, albeit fairly unstylish, lol.

But sans blouse & vest you can see some of what goes on with the tubing (yes, I really DID pose on my deck in just a sports bra -- crazy or brave, take your pick!) The tube comes out of the top of my bra from my right breast and then I hook it thru my belt loops to help control it since I carry the VAC on my opposite shoulder.

(You can also get a glimpse of the results from my tummy tuck.)

I can tell you that this VAC is a miracle healing apparatus, the wound looks much better than it did -- surprisingly so. I never would have thought it could heal to this extent.

I felt compelled to share this because when I describe the machine to most people it sounds scary or barbaric...a sterile sponge taped over a wound with a tube attached to a machine that constantly sucks on it is not exactly appealing to say the least. But in reality it's not so bad, as you can clearly see.

Michael and I had a lovely lunch and did some shopping...oh, and I was fully dressed during all of it, I swear ;)

14 comments:

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Just brave/not crazy. Glad you enjoyed your outing. Also glad you've got on some rockin' denim.

Daria said...

That is pretty cool.

kiltsnquilts said...

Definitely brave, ok, and maybe a little crazy :-)) You look great too. Does the VAC make a lot of noise? sounds like a marvellous machine.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

It certainly takes the scariness away. I am so gla dyou enjoyed your walk.

notSupermum said...

Wow Kayleigh, you look great! I'm so glad you had a good sunday. And crazy or brave? I'd like to think you're a little bit of both, just as long as you don't turn into one of those people who starts comparing scars at the drop of a hat...

pksarna said...

Girl, I hear you on the wound vac. Just a miracle maker of a little machine. You look fierce!

La Belette Rouge said...

Woundvac sounds super scary.I am happy to hear it isn't. That said, you are brave. You do look fantastic. You have no tummy!

Chuck Dilmore said...

glad you are getting out...
you look fabulous, as always!

and we're just gonna have to trust ya
on that last part! (color me dubious!)

Chuck

Sheila said...

You are hugely brave just to pose in your sports bra, girl! So happy to hear you are getting out and about - you look fabulous!

myblip said...

Nice tummy! Did you have the DIEP? I have mine scheduled for Jan 12 in New Orleans..

Teri

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