So I’m back from hospital. Hello!
Things went kind of ok on the surgical front (though they didn’t actually find anything - BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD! - AND they nearly gave me an IUD by mistake - CHECK YOUR CHARTS PEOPLE) but my post-op care was awful & traumatic.
That being said, it’s good to be home (and in relatively little pain) and thanks for all the well-wishes! (I’m tagging this for the Carol Corps, even though you don’t get to see my fabulous hat again, so I can say thank you for thinking of me!) Hopefully this is my last surgery for the year - though I do have an appointment with Orthopaedics next week to discuss an ankle reconstruction so they might just slip that one in under the wire.
There are some extra details under the cut for those of you who are interested/don’t mind medical talk
Obligatory pre-surgical selfie. Wearing BOTH my Captains today for extra luck.
I slept quite well last night - clearly doing ALL THE THINGS & completely exhausting yourself the day before surgery is totally the way to go (though I can barely move my legs today) - and I had a very funny dream where this woman who edited a “BDSM fashion magazine” wanted me to model for them in a shoot where I would wear lots of pretty lingerie & eat MOUNTAINS of pasta. I’m no dream expert, but I’m pretty sure fasting for surgery of my lady parts had something to do with that one!
Anyway, hopefully the surgery will ACTUALLY HAPPEN today & then I’ll probably be in hospital for a day or so (they say this is a day procedure, but nothing medical is ever simple with me) so you’ll just have my queue to keep you company! If you see anything I simply MUST SEE email it to me at pink.soprano AT gmail or tweet it to me at ClareActual (tracked tags & I seem to have had a falling out). Puppies, kittens, lady supes, Buckys and Blond Hunks Called Chris always welcome!
See y’all in a few days, hopefully with less gremlins gnawing on my insides!
People, when I wrote that post yesterday, I was not expecting it to garner the response it did. I was expecting a few notes, some long0distance high-fives, and maybe a request or two.
But holy hell. Again.
A nice person offered to SEND ME YARN so that I could do this.
HUNDREDS of people gave it a thumbs up, or reblogged it, which spread the message.
People messaged me just to tell me thank you, or that they thought I was lovely. I’m not, especially, I’m just a person with a skill set who doesn’t like to see others in pain. But I appreciate the support!
And a few people messaged me to ask if I wanted help. Or to tell me that they wanted to knit as well. SO.
We are forming the Carol Corps Yarn Brigade. We will get you your Carol stuff as quickly as we can.
More than a couple people asked if they could donate. To help keep the movement going. And this made me pretty much want to cry. Because it’s so beautiful that people want to offer support to perfect strangers, to help us all wrap the world in a big Carol Hug.
If YOU would like to donate, you can do so, I guess, by PayPal HERE. I understand that the holidays are fast approaching, and that most of us don’t have a ton of extra cash to go around, so I will NOT be upset if people don’t donate. But if you are searching for a way to help, or if the post from yesterday moved you and you’d like to help share the love, that would be great.
Let’s go punch some dinosaurs.
CAROL CORPS YARN BRIGADE! OH MY GOD! HOW IS EVERYONE IN THIS FANDOM SO PERFECT?!
I can totally attest to the healing/support powers of Carol Corps gear! My brain surgery earlier in the year went SO MUCH BETTER than the one I had last year before I got my Lucky Hat! (Having hundreds of Carol Corps people liking my posts & sending me such lovely messages helped a lot too!)
I AM HAVING SO MANY FEELINGS RIGHT NOW.
(Also, I wish I could get a lucky hat for my uterus before it undergoes surgery on Monday, but I’ll have to make do with the one for my head!)
A COMPLETELY UNRELATED-TO-COMICS BLOG I FOLLOW JUST REBLOGGED A POST ABOUT KAMALA!!!!!! SHE IS EVERYWHERE AND IT IS GLORIOUS!!!!
My brain is being super dodgy & painful today so I kitted myself out in full Carol Corps regalia for luck & good feels. My new glasses are even navy & yellow!
(My earrings were a gift from the lovely people who run Optimystical Studios, who also made my Carol Corps dog tag & who have an awesome Kickstarter running right now! My other Carol tag was also a gift, this one from chameleonlurks - I am one very lucky butch!)
I love the whole Carol Corps and you ladies are all beautiful, but some of you are ridiculously so.
(Sorry. I suck at women.)
Why are you commenting on women’s appearances unsolicited? And why was this necessary for you to post in the Carol Corps tag?
Drama in Carol Corps makes me sad, but this is a great post about it. Not that the “this creeps me out” posts aren’t perfectly valid - I had a freak out myself earlier this week about a dude reblogging one of my selfies in what I felt was a creeptacular way but which probably seemed innocuous to other people - but it’s good to hear from someone who has interacted with this guy before.
I do think posting “I am bad at women lulz” in a female-led space kiiiind of comes across as expecting us to Teach Him Our Secret Ways & his “all Carol Corps are beautiful but some are more beautiful than others” type comment sort of shows a lack of ability to people in general. But I do also think that it was the post of someone genuinely trying to be nice
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you are so fabulous. thank you for being my friend. you are an indestructible valkyrie.
Awwwww! THANK YOU
For some reason tumblr cut off all of this bit of my post: “<3 I had a lovely birthday - Robyn gave me P!NK tickets, we went to my favourite cafe for lunch & then we went to a Tupperware party with a bunch of other lesbians. IT WAS A REALLY GAY DAY”
Also, I wore my Carol Danvers Lucky Hat to the party tonight because it is awesome & my hair currently is notSource: soufex