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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I Got Mine

Blogging Tunes: Ry Cooder - Chicken Shack Music

It's been exactly four weeks since my Mohs surgery and my lip is completely healed.  It still feels a little weird to the touch, and when I run my tongue over it, but its totally closed up.  It's hard to describe the sensation... it feels like it's not entirely solid under the skin -- probably because it's not.  And the nerves are in a weird state -- probably becauase they are growing back.

Go back one post and look at the pictures (if you have the scroats) and imagine that THAT healed on its own in less than 4 weeks.  Amazing.

Anyway, all this means I can actually go out without worrying about shit getting on my lip and use real SPF lip balm, which, in turn, means I can think about biking to the ferry again!  Shooting for Friday this week.

I feel like the last time I said I didn't need to blog anymore I sort-of jinxed it, so I'm not going to say that now.  I have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Arron and Super Z next Wednesday and I need to make an appointment with Dr. Damon.  Though he reduced my Tac to 0.25mg (via email/Mychart - yeah!) I still haven't seen him in awhile, so I probably should.  My guess is it'll be after I get back from Europe.  I'm heading to France (br's wedding) and Dublin (work) from June 5th to June 15th!

I'm blogging from the ferry so I can't really add a bunch of pics, but here's a video of Orion crushing one at AT&T Park last Sunday for Little League Day.  If you look closely you can see Floyd in his Grasshopper's jersey trying to make the play in left field.


Kickin' it like Orion be crushin' it, yo!

-jg


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Reba Dangle Ladle From Her Lip

Blogging tunes: somafm Drone Zone

Quick break from work -- shortest update ever: saw Dr. Arron's colleague -- one of the other Doctors -- at UCSF dermatology yesterday.  Unfortunately, both Dr. Arron and Super Z were at some conference.

Lip is healing "perfectly."  "Couldn't be any better," said the guy.  Just gotta keep it gooped up with Aquaphor and covered when I'm outside (to protect from the sun.)  A few more weeks and I'll be eating spicy wings again (touch wood) -- at which point I'll be bugging Dr. Damon about lowering my tacrolimus.

One nerdy thing to note.  I used Flywheel to get to UCSF Zion and back.  Very cool experience and cheaper than Uber.

And now back to your regularly scheduled kicking,

-jg