Day 3 after round 2 of surgery: (lowering the hairline, brow reduction (which includes “opening” eyes by reducing the orbital bones). Head bandages removed, pre-shower hair #messyhairdontcare (Day 14 since the first round of surgery.)
Getting a good sense of my new face, through the swelling and stitches. I’m liking it. As mentioned before, when I look at photos of my pre-surgery face, that’s the one that now feels odd and unfamiliar.
A little surprised by the continued bruising near the corners of my mouth, but those areas have felt a bit puffy. Now that the head bandages are off, it’ll be a lot easier to start massaging them again to get the remaining fluids out.
We’ll see how well that hairline scar is hidden when my hair is forward. Also really curious to see how the lowered hairline affects my ability to style things in front, which has been difficult to do.
One of the doctors came by for a follow up exam. He said I was healing really well, removed the head bandages — and gave me clearance to take a shower and wash my hair.
You have no idea how happy that makes me.
Later in the day…
14 oz. tenderloin steak: $15
Ginormous side of fries: $5
Bottled water: $2.50
No longer wanting to immediately devour everything in sight: Priceless.
Yes, it is possible to get tired of steak.
But still headed to the steakhouse tonight anyway, my body is craving red meat.
Today, I realized that at the moment, I really need to have an extra meal each day, since the Argentines only do light Continental-style breakfasts, and that that combined with trying to have more salads and lighter lunches, wasn’t providing my body with enough heartier food needed to recover from the two surgeries.
And yeah, Argentina is a place where it’s a bit of challenge to eat healthy, since it’s basically steak and potatoes, pizza and pasta here. I pity any vegetarians here.