Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Can Touch My Feet!!

Yesterday, I put lotion on my feet!!! I haven't been able to do that since my surgery. Bending over puts a lot of pressure on the incision area. There is still a stretch of about one and a half inches that is not totally healed. It is at least scabbed over. That is the area where there seemed to be a minor infection a week or so ago. Unfortunately, the unhealed area is right at my belly button (also my waistline). Pants and underwear irritate it. Every day, the irritated area gets smaller and less red.

Last weekend, I was talking to a friend about the weirdness of having panic attacks. I thought that my first one was the day I had my PICC line inserted, but as she and I were talking, I realized that I had my first panic attack about 20 years ago when I freaked out while doing an obstacle course about 30 feet in the air. I had never been afraid of heights before. Every since, I've had a fear of heights. It's one of those fears that I have been able to control, but not completely overcome. (A couple of years after that first panic attack, I was still terrified of heights, so I went repelling just to prove to myself that I could do it.)