Yes, staples, not stitches - my bad. Metal staples that tend to grab on to sweater material especially.
No, they won't "turn it on" for a couple of weeks and even then I won't know for sure whether it is on or not.
My fatigue - and mental slowness is back to where it was before the week before surgery. Plus there is anxiety when I think about what I've done - looking in the mirror has always been tough but it is worse now. And I wake up with a headache. I didn't take any of the prescription pain meds last night to see if they were causing a hangover effect headache. But alas, no. Just a dull headache to add to my lethargy. Hopefully that will go away after the staples come out later this week.
I'm combating the normal "sadness" by trying to stay busy on a couple of projects - none of which pay $, so I need to focus on some of that as well.
I can only imagine the attention I would be receiving if people knew the real story. I've received a lot of well-wishing e-mails & calls from people who heard about the cover story. I have to chuckle about how many of them would be recoiling away from me if they knew I signed up for an experimental depression surgery. I know - I'm probably not giving them enough credit - but having depression used against you for work and child custody tends to make you shy away from being an open book. I do look forward to a year from now when I feel like my old self, in being able to let the people who care the most about me know why I feel so much better!!!
Hope everyone has a good holiday.