(You have to zoom in on this unless you'd prefer to enjoy it purely for decorative purposes.)
I have these weird bruise mark things on my hands and arms from the blood tests/blood thinner combination and one of my SUPERvisors-no really, they are-told me I am a warrior and those are my battle scars. It's weird to have colors on your arms all of a sudden. Bad weird.
It's 15 days-ish till surgery and so-as I have ever so subtly noted, I've now put on my game face* and started to focus on remaining completely calm. Please wish me luck as I have been summoned to call healthcare.gov because of some misguided paperwork or something-that-if I don't follow up could result in the loss of any insurance I currently hold.