Well, stayed in Ottawa for two weeks and got stitches out yesterday. I am now at the airport on my way to central america but told I can't swim or go in the sun so wondering what I can do
Many of the others at foxbar have been reticent to show their war wounds to the outside world and wear hats all the time which has been a concern for many at the airport. For some reason I do not seem to care at all and have taken every oportunity to show and tell complete strangers about the surgery. It is my new chat up line . I did get into trouble in a taxi when I told the driver that I liked his turban and wanted one as I might use it to cover my head, showing him every angle of the new stubble.
FOR NOW and thing may change I am healing well and apart form a scab, no one thinks I have had surgery from the front. Even the donor has faded in after only one day and I am buzz cut.
The girl on passport control at the air port asked why I was in Canada. I am not wearing a hat so I showed her the scar and explained that all the hair on top of my head was new and she didn't believe at first, then smiled and said it looked great. I asked her to come with me but she said no. I don't care as I am waiting for Fay from Dr. Rahals surgery (that will embarrass her if she reads this ).
Anyway here are today's pics. Impressive for now but things can change, scars can stretch and grafts can / will fall and may not grow back.
I have also remembered that I am a patient advocate not a surgeons advocate so will write a post with observations and criticism's of approaches in the industry generally based on my experience. The results are all good for now though
Two week pic
donor after 1 day
donor just after suture removal