You don’t know exactly what they are at this point but eventually, they are going to sneak up on you and kick you right in the gizzards! I’m being serious here so let me explain!
The Things You Take For Granted
If you know me on a personal side, you know I’ve had my battles with skin cancer. I get checked every 6 months to see if more of those little nasty cancer bastards sneak up and out into the world on my body.
Yo, I’m not joking cause Skin Cancer is No Joke!
I’ll admit, I’ve been bad and skipped an appointment or two. Things have been on the cray cray side and I just had other priorities, other doctor appointments.
This past week I finally made it to my dermatologist. I was crossing fingers, toes, and legs. Also had my two pups crossing their paws that mommy wouldn’t be cut on.
No such luck
Don’t Let It Eat At You
As suspected, there were a couple “suspicious” spots.
With my permission, my doctor cut two chunks out of my back and has sent off to be biopsied. It could come back benign. Or it could come back as cancer and more surgery would need to be done.
I’ve already been done this road so I know the drill.
However, having two holes in my back now has left me a bit in a pickle…….
or so I thought.
It Has to Get Done
That’s right. When you have surgeries, no matter how minor, there is going to be maintenance.
- Remove the bandages
- Apply antibiotic
- Replace bandages
In the past, my ex-husband would help tend to spots I couldn’t reach easily. For instance, I’ve had previous “spots” removed from my back. I’ve had stitches that are about 7″ wide to clean, antibiotic, and rebandage. It’s not always easy by yourself because you can’t always reach the spots with ease.
It struck me funny so, as my normal self would posted my giggle on Facebook.
Can I tell you how super awesome my friends are! I even got numerous messages saying help was a message or call away. What an awesome feeling!
pride independent self just had to try ……..
Ya Gotta Laugh at Yourself
You’re not supposed to have direct water on these spots for over 24 hours. That meant, one shower with bandages was going to be easy. However, that night the bandages would need to be changed and tended too.
Oh lawd have mercy if you were a fly on the wall!
The bandage removal was easier than the replacement, however, due to bandages that are like 3″ x 5″ it was a bit easier to replace. But, I replaced with waterproof bandages so there would be no fear of the bandages coming off in the shower.
Do you know how hard these suckers are to get off? Especially when you are reaching all the way around your back trying to grab a corner!
I even messaged a friend asking if she would help me when I got to work!
However, that independent chick kicked in again. With a bit of dancing around, bending myself like I’m a contortionist, and cussing like a trucker, I managed to get them off.
It’s the little things that you take for granted.
Thankfully, the past couple of days haven’t been like the first two. I’ve managed to remove, clean, tend to, and rebandage all by myself.
I didn’t say it was easy…….
However, I got to thinking as a single chick now …. there are going to be more times like this. I’ve already seen a few when it comes to home repairs and now even managing my own self.
I realize there are many things that I may have taken for granted when I was married, however, that doesn’t mean that I would trade my single life for my married life if given the chance.
That also means it should not deter you from finding your own happiness.
In life, you’ll find things you took for granted. Not only in matters of the heart but in life, on the job, and other places.
But remember this one thing, there is always another way even if we have to stand in the bathroom half naked cussing at the damn bandaids cause they won’t come off and because your arms aren’t long enough!
It’s perfectly normal to take things for granted, even the smallest of small things, however, remember this is something we all have done at one time or another.
Embrace the moment, figure it out, take care of it, and be happy!
I would love to hear some of your moments. What are some of the thing(s) you’ve taken for granted and how did you manage it? Just share it below in the comments and let’s talk about it.