Time for a little interlude…it was after my 12 hour surgery that I noticed a lump on the back of my head, it felt like I’d had one hell of a bang. I didn’t think too much of it at the time, there was plenty of other things vying for my attention after all, I put it down to being man-handled during the surgery. Anyhow it was a couple of days later that I was standing in my bathroom in the hospital room and noticed some hair on the toilet seat. Normally I keep my hair real short, with the accident it had grown to over an inch long and there on the toilet seat were inch long hairs (and not the curly variety).
Very strange I thought, so I shook my head and out dropped some more…so there I am, amputated hand, both legs bandaged up, hobbling around and now my hair starts falling out, I couldn’t help but laugh!
Over the following days hair continued to dropped out and a bald spot emerged on the back of my head, right where I felt it hand been banged during the surgery. I spoke to the doctors and they felt the lump was probably caused from being in surgery for 12 hours laying on the same spot (plus I’d been in bed for over a month by that time). So the theory was I’d worn my hair out.
By the time I got home another month later my bald spot was still there and after a decent hair cut you could see it in all it’s glory.
The good news is it’s slowly starting to grow back, so no permanent damage I hope, but makes for a fun story on top of everything else…you’ve got to laugh.