Just another average sunset in paradise!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fast Recovery

When I first noticed that the bump on my head was growing, I went into Santa Cruz to visit Doc Eladio.  Eladio owns the pharmacy and internet cafe in Santa Cruz.  I met him several months ago and we became friends quickly.  After looking at the bump and squeezing it (way too hard for my liking), he said I should watch it for a few weeks and if there was no improvement I should go directly to the U.S.  No improvement occurred so I headed North.

The lump, at its largest, was only about 1 1/4" across and about 1/2" thick.  It also had a hole in the middle which went all the way down to the skull.  I took pictures of it but decided not to save it!  It was pretty gross.

Today is the 5th day after surgery and following doctor's orders, I removed the dressings.  I was totally surprised to see the length of the incision and the 60+ staples used to close it.  The doc who did this is a plastic surgeon so hopefully the scars will subside over time.

I can't wait to see my new hairline after all the twisting and stretching!

While I don't normally wear a hat, I think I will need to decide on some type of head-wear for the foreseeable future.  I can't decide between a hat or a bandanna.  Any suggestions?

The pain following surgery was some of the worst I have felt in my  life,  but after just 5 days it has diminished drastically and I have gone 24 hours without pain medication.


  1. Glad you're feeling better! Think of the stories you can tell with a scar like that! The possibilities are endless!

  2. WOW...that is really something to see. I hope your recovery goes well and you can get back to Aticama soon.

  3. How about one of the visors with all the fake hair sticking out in some color like magenta? :)

  4. Dave, you look like a total badass. I'm happy you are recovering so well and that the surgery is behind you:) Will you be in Aticama this winter? I am traveling there with Francisco and Weng! We are currently in the Mojave desert - a great caravan is coming to Aticama. I have heard many stories about you and you're definitely somebody I like the idea of meeting. :)
    Wonder and delight,
    Emilia Rosa
    Adventuress and Gypsy
    http://my-home-is-the-world.blogspot.com (check this out and see our adventures on the journey to Aticama!)

  5. I think it looks like a baseball. Just write "Wilson" on it and leave it be! Wishing you a quick recovery.

  6. Dave, get you a Harley dew-rag. Hope the healing goes well!


  7. Very interesting scar - you've got to make up a great story to go with it. Looks like it was a good idea to head to the states for the surgery. I'm glad the pain is subsiding.