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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I’m alive today because of superglue.

I’m totally serious here. You remember I had surgery four weeks ago? Well, the incision was superglued. That’s right. My entire left side—okay, so the incision was only about six inches—was superglued. Who knew those kindergarten classes could be so valuable?

 There is something very humbling about being held together by glue. It makes you feel, oh, I don’t know, vulnerable. I mean, think about it. One good sneeze and your kidney could end up on your neighbor. Definitely a social no-no.

It's just all rather frightening, don't you think?

The good news is there are no nasty sutures or staples to take out. Not only that, but the scar is already starting to disappear! Can you believe that? If I wanted to wear a bikini—okay, that’s a word picture none of us needs before breakfast, so forget I brought it up.

As you probably guessed, I couldn’t think of a thing to write about today, but I do think that whole glue thing is pretty amazing. 

Next time your preschooler works with glue, take extra care in watching him/her. You just may have a surgeon in the making.

Diann Hunt  
posted at 10:48 AM  
  Comments (18)
 
 
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18 Comments:
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

My dad has sworn by superglue for years, he uses it on papercuts and when his fingers crack in the winter. I've started using it too when my fingers crack from the cold, only thing is it BURNS like crazy when you stick it on.

Glad you're healing well!

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Deena said...

Diann, may I just say....

I ADORE YOU:-)

Can't wait for your new book to release, and so overjoyed that you are back to blogging, and God has His mighty hand over you...I treasure you, my friend!

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

ROFOLOL, Di! Well, if you do sneeze your kidney on someone, make sure it's someone who needs one.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

That's hilarious, Suzanne! Your dad and the superglue sound like the dad on "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with the Windex! What a hoot! Now there's a fun tidbit for a book! :-)

Thanks for the tip on the cracking fingers, thing. I'll have to try superglue this winter!

I should point out to everyone that the superglue they used on me was not the actual department store stuff. :-) You might find it in a good hardware store, though. Okay, I'm kidding!

In other words, don't try this at home! LOL

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, I forgot to say, THANK YOU, Deena! You are always so sweet to us!!! We treasure you too! :-)

 
At 7:44 AM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

You got superglued while I had itchy stitches?! I'm jealous. Granted they were the dissolving kind, but they still drove me crazy in the heat and took over a month for everything to fall out.

I can see I'm going to need to have a talk with my surgeon the next time I see him. Somehow I think your scar isn't as puckery as mine. Maybe we'll get to compare some day.

Oh wait, that just sounds so guyish doesn't it? Don't men compare scars and trade horror stories on how they got them? Never mind, we're too ladylike and refined for that. LOL

All right I'm not, but it still sounded good. :)

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Christy said...

Well it least it wasn't paste! :) Glad you are doing so much better!

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

I'm having part of my thyroid removed next Friday. I'll have to ask my doctor about the super glue. Hope you're doing well!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger KristinG said...

I bet it is called DermaBond. We use it on our boys' foreheads whenever they you know collide with someone or something. :) Great to hear you are feeling better.

Kristin

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Oh Diann, I saw the pic of the glue and thought you were gonna have a solution to Denise's eyebrow dilema! LOL!

BTW, I just received "Be Sweet". Have ordered your newest one out in Jan. (Sorry, it's too early, I can't remember the name. I did remember to order it though!) :)

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, wow, Rhonda, you made my whole day! Thanks for your support! My new book is called "For Better or For Worse" and it's about a wedding chapel owner and a divorce attorney. ;-) Hope you enjoy it and Be Sweet!

Kristin, a nurse friend of mine told it was DermaBond! Great stuff! Where did you find it? Probably a great thing to have with boys! :-)

Lisa, I'll be praying for you! Keep us posted, okay? Hope you get the super glue too! :-)

Yeah, Christy, I don't think paste would have, um, cut it. ;-)

Malia, we'll have to share our surgery woes. LOL Doesn't that sound like a couple of old people? I qualify, but you sure don't!

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Di--Here's the thing about you: Even when you have nothing to say, you're so GOOD at it!! :)

You are VERY right about observing those kids for signs of future vocations. I happened to know my brain surgeon when we were in high school. He HAND-SEWED and sold custom-made one-of-a-kind neckties as a teenager!

Then he moved on to hand-sewing brains. Pretty nice segue, huh? ;)

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Kay said...

I've not been glued, and I hope I never am in need of it, but it is cool the things they come up with!

I have been stapled and that is just weird. It seems much ruder than stitches, I think. Stitches require some time and thought and maybe a little care. But no... just had me that stapler, wham, wham, wham.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Diann,
you can get the glue in chemists/phamacy/drugstore cant remember what you call it so will try all 3 names. A friend whos a nurse was buying some recently to save her dr husband putting a stitch in her sons cut.
Glad you are felling much better and back to blogging.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

When my son first told me about super-gluing a cut together, I thought he was nuts! That's just dangerous. But then he told me the doctor he worked with used it. It was a medical grade, but great stuff.

To be honest, I'm glad it was you and not me. I'd have been scared to breathe, let alone sneeze!! ;o)

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

That's a hoot, Katy! That also shows why we need to be nice to our classmates. :-)

Oh man, Kay, I don't envy you with the staples thing! That sounds painful!

Okay, Ausjenny, now I have to go out and see if I can find that stuff. Never know when it might come in handy! :-)

Ane, I know what you mean! I was afraid to breathe for a while too. But then, well, you can only hold your breath for so long, you know? ;-)

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger Kayla said...

My cousin had his head glued back together.

I, on the other had, had a huge cut on my leg 16 years ago, when I was 3. I have the most impressive scar for a girl and I enjoy it. It's such a part of me that I can't imagine it going away, really. Is that weird?

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I think using the glue is better than staples.

In 6th grade the two Donnas in our class stapled their fingers. One stapled it because she was just careless, but the second Donna stapled hers because she was showing us all how it happened and she just went ahead and did it. As far as I know, neither went on to work in the medical profession.

Your surgery was amazing--much better than my mom's 50 years prior! I'm so happy about your outcome.

 

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