Yesterday I was reflecting again on what amazing friends I have. The same group that drove three hours to move my fiancee and my stuff from our rented house to our new house was visiting me. The two girls had been with me since I got home, they came up the day before I got home to hang out with Noel a bit before the welcome home party, and they stayed the week to take care of me. They made sure I didn’t have to do anything around the house for the week, which was nice because I wasn’t able to do much around the house; I had underestimated how much I would need to recover from the flight home. It’s a little frustrating, well more than a little, having done so well towards the end of my trip to Thailand, only to have so much of the ground I had gained pulled away from me by a bad six-hour flight.
The friends I have made since I started participating in the furry community, and since I started trying to be more active in the LGBT community. It’s amazing how fast you can make friends when you share interests or experiences. Heck, I spent the afternoon chatting with another artist whose work I’ve admired for years and years, and I’m marrying an artist whose work I’ve loved for even longer. The lady who came to help me for this past week is a straight ally of her LGBT friends. Such wonderful people all around.
As usual, TMI stuff is under the fold
I’ve been having this weird stinging, itching pain at the top of the surgical site, about the same area where I found a stitch still in. It looked like nylon string, not the blue auto-dissolving stuff. I took it out and I think things are getting better. Dilating, on the other hand, is getting more difficult. It’s more painful and takes longer to get to depth where I can finally start. I need to get the dilator to my usual full depth before I can start the fifteen minute exercises. There’s a muscle wall that’s giving me all the trouble, and I figure I’m either walking too much, or I’m entering the two or three month phase when it becomes more tough to dilate. I was hoping to get to the large dilator before hitting that phase.