Thursday, September 9, 2010

showin' off my neck...

I've never done this before...

shown off my neck.

I've never really liked my neck much. I think it's a bit too thick. And if I gain any weight, I can tell first because my face and neck get pudgy. I envy people with swan-like necks. Ballerinas, really skinny models... they probably all looked weird as children, but they're lovely now.

But now, I'm very proud of my neck.

I had my thyroid surgery 2 weeks and 2 days ago. Here is the progression of my neck... as if you care. But, I'm honestly really impressed with the healing process!

Day after surgery...

7 days after surgery...

and then, today!!!

I think that's pretty amazing! Don't you? Even if you don't, just lie to me.

This morning, I sat in the car staring into my visor mirror and just pulled all the rest of the glue off. (They put glue over the stitches and stuff to protect it, I guess) I figured that if the scar spontaneously popped open, I could just dial 911. Well, when the last bit of glue came off in one big strip, I actually gasped out loud. I expected this big, red, swollen scar. It's really very faint and dainty. Can a scar be dainty? Mine is.

I'm glad that little children won't stare anymore. Waitresses will be able to look me in the eye.  I can wear a pony tail and not shock people.

I was going to put in the photo that I took of myself the day of surgery, when I was still in the hospital. When the nurse left, after telling me how great I looked, I wanted to see if she was lying. Because I did not feel great. So, I took a picture with my iPhone. The nurse was a big liar.  But, I don't think anyone really wants to see that photo anyway.  It's just not pretty. And, my hair wasn't done.

Thanks for humoring me!!


  1. I didn't know that you were having thyroid issues. You're neck looks beautiful but then again, I've always thought that you are beautiful.

  2. You're sweet, Leigh! Yeah, I had a growth on the right side that was a bit mysterious, so the docs wanted it out. I still have the other half, so hopefully it will take up the slack. If not, there's medication to supplement the thyroid hormone.

    You're beautiful, too! :)

  3. Yea! Lauren! So glad that you're healing so well! You look fabulous as always! I love you, my friend! =)

  4. You look GREAT Lauren! I love the new picture, it is beautiful (but as said before, you are always beautiful.)