I feared that after surgery my neck would be black and blue (based on having blood drawn from my arm...many times that tiny little needle leaves a big bruise). Therefore, I assumed that when a surgeon takes a knife and cuts across my neck, it's not going to be pretty! I had to go back to work immediately after the surgery, so I decided that I needed to buy some scarves.
I had about a three-week notice of this surgery. I immediately scoured my favorite clothing site (Coldwater Creek) and ordered just about every scarf I could find in the outlet. I went to Wally's World and grabbed what they had available. This picture is about half of what I bought so that I would have something to cover my hideous post-surgery neck no matter what color of jacket I wore to work each day.
"scarves" on Pinterest. The models looked great in their scarves. I was getting excited about wrapping myself in yards of fabric (most of these scarves are longer than I am tall) and looking, oh, so chic.
Well, let me tell you, I was totally disappointed. With the exception of the short infinity off-white scarf with the gold metallic circles, I hated all of these. I think maybe scarves are only for tall thin people. I felt like I was overwhelmed, choked, totally engulfed in these long skinny yards of fabric.
It took me less than a week to decide that I would rather flaunt my neck incision than to wear one of those hideous wrappings. The incision looked much better than I anticipated right from the start--there was no bruising. It was a bit red and swelled, but not all that repulsive. I never thought to take a picture of it, until today.
It has been 4 weeks since my surgery and because I travelled 4.5 hours (one way for two weeks in a row) to have a very experienced surgeon at the University of Michigan hospital, my neck looks like this:
I did order this scarf last week.
I have not received it yet, but I think it will be here tomorrow. This one looks really quirky and I am hoping that I will love it and be able to wear it in place of a necklace with blue jeans (weekend wear). I no longer care if it hides the incision.
I have decided that my neck was made for short infinity scarves... ....or strands of 14K gold :).
Now I have to figure out what to do with all those long scarves. Do you think they would work as table runners? Anyone have any other ideas?