More Thoughts From The Wife

Hey! Check it out! The wife is actually using the computer! I’m pretty proud of myself. I even did a little on-line Christmas shopping. Guess who has on her big girl pants now!
I wanted to say a little something regarding our shitty (can I say that on here?) New Year’s Eve. See, I hadn’t heard any horror stories about the dog. Just that he was nervous around people. And that the dog didn’t like Darin (which is so odd, since Darin is the nicest, most non-threatening guy I know). Me being the animal lover, I just didn’t see that this dog was vicious. Just scared. I took my time hanging around the dog, and he eventually was rolling and rubbing his face on me. He seemed very happy. All the commotion in the house just scared him and I was the first thing he saw.
The first two days, I felt a little nervous when Ferris would lay on her back and roll over toward me, showing her big happy face and a mouth full of teeth. But this doesn’t change how I feel about animals. I even took my son to a shelter on Saturday and we hung out with the pooches. Stitches and all. And yes, all my other stitches (50 total in the face now….8 from jumping off my brother’s bed and hitting the mattress frame between my eyebrows) were from the dog we had when I was little.So the scared feeling I had when I was a kid definitely came back. I can’t imagine how Wil must have felt when I looked over at him with a mouthful of blood. He kept himself together though.
After my swelling went down a bit (I must say, I was kind of enjoying my Kim Basinger-like full pouting lips) I read the comments that were posted after Wil wrote about this. I am so touched by all of the ‘mojo’ and kind words everyone has sent. I was amazed to read all of the stories of dog bite incidences, as well as several stories of shitty (did we find out if I can say that yet?) New Year’s had by others. At least it was the end of a year, so we can all have a fresh new start!
The bite was a nice straight slice so I think it will heal fine with little scarring. My stitches are a lovely shade of blue which I’ve kind of gotten used to now. I won’t miss them when they’re gone though. And hopefully this will be the last time a dog uses my face for a chomping pad.Wil was right, it could have been so much worse.
Thank you so much for your concern. You are all awesome! No wonder Wil likes doing this website.
Take care and have a healthy, happy, injury-free year!
Anne (the wife)

185 thoughts on “More Thoughts From The Wife”

  1. Hi again Anne :)
    All the monkeys are sure glad to hear you’re doing better! We’ve missed YOUR thoughts! :) Yeah, yeah, it’s Wil’s blog, I know, but just look at the numbers of responses from the posse to today’s posts:
    Wil’s: 17 responses.
    Yours (the wife’s): 100 and counting :)))
    So there!

  2. Oooooh, The Wife descends….
    Really glad you are healing well coz you’re perdy.
    And it was nice of you to post and thank everyone.
    *goes red*
    erm…erm…
    Blue stitches? Blue Hair? Theme appearing me thinks.
    Anyway, more good vibes to you and your family.

  3. Glad you’re healing well, Anne. That was scary to read; I can only imagine how you guys must have felt.
    Your positivity and caring are amazing. I must concur with the majority–Wil is one lucky man!

  4. Anne – so great to know that you’re doing well!! I hope that your wound heals up perfectly! As a master of facial stitches, myself, I know how desirable it is to have them heal up seamlessly :o)
    Have a wonderful New Year!

  5. I’m so glad to hear you’re okay Anne! From what Wil has said about you on this site you seem like a wonderful person. I’m an animal lover also and I like to think if I was bitten by a dog I’d still be one, too. I think I would be. I mean, my dad used to be a mailman and has been bitten 8 times and he still loves animals.
    Anyway, I’m totally babbling now so I’ll stop. Lots of hugs for you and your family and I hope you all have a great 2003! :-)

  6. Anne,
    As with hundreds of other folks who venture here to Wil’s site almost on a daily basis, I also want to add how glad I was to hear you’re on the mend. Thanks for posting us an update yourself! Wil is indeed a lucky guy… : )
    All the best for the coming year and tell the boys we all think fondly of them as well.
    Take care,

  7. Hola, Anne!
    Good to know you’re doing well. Nice to see you posting, too!
    ~send her much mojo…not just for the bite, but for everything~
    Karen

  8. Great to hear you’re doing so well Anne!! I’ve been there myself, and it’s never pleasant. But Wil was definately correct…it could have been so much worse.
    Take care and have a great year!!
    Shelly, from the Mid-West

  9. You may start something with the blue stitches. A fashion statement that everyone will want. It couldn’t be worse than a big ole nose ring or a piercing through the nose or bottom lip.
    OK back to reality, glad to hear you are doing so much better.
    Patrick

  10. So happy to hear that you are feeling OK! We had a good New Years Eve, of course I was the DD- so I spent the 1st 2 hours of 2003 driving drunk loud people home! I just wanted to tell you that I love to read your hubby’s website- it regularly cracks me up! I am sending good thoughts for a dog-bite free 2003!
    Katie in Tennessee

  11. I read Wil’s blog entry and was brought back to new year’s eve when I was in 6th grade. The friendliest dog in the world took a bite out of my face that required 38 stitches. There’s something about new years’ eve and dogs that doesn’t mix – too much excitement, new people and staying up late makes for a stressed out dog.
    It taught me that dogs aren’t hairy humans – they don’t think the same way we do and have different instincts. I try to respect their space now and not crowd them.
    BTW, try putting vitamin E oil on your scars once they close. It helps the healing process and minimizes scarring. My scar looked halloween frightening at first and became barely noticeable.

  12. Just a quick note to answer a couple of questions. For the Oregon question, I lived in West Linn near Lake Oswego next to the Willamette River and YES! My neighbor was Bill Walton when he played for the Portland Trailblazers and still had red hair.
    The only picture that was taken of my lip was by my son three days after the fact and he was way too close so all you see is black(bruises), blue(stitches), and blur. Sorry. I thought it would be cool to put up also. When Wil had all that nasty poison oak, I took a picture of it because I wanted him to put it on his website. You know, to have a visual to go with the story. I thought it looked like corned beef, so he thought it was too gross to show. Wuss.
    And for the e-mail of the charging bison, all I gotta say is ‘holy shit!’ See, I can say that ‘cuz you said it was ok.
    See ya!
    Anne

  13. Yearrrg I remember the blue stitches of doom. I had them on my chin in grade 4 when some stupid little snott knocked me down onto some ice and I split my chin open. I looked like I had a little blue goatee.
    Glad to hear you’re in pretty good shape, and I hope it heals up well! It was so eerie to read about your incident, a teen in my area got attacked by a couple of large dogs right before Christmas. I’m starting to get paranoid that the animals are planning a rebellion…

  14. Anne! Great to see you back and on the computer nonetheless! It’s a great to hear that you are in good spirits after a shitty (yes, you can say shitty….Wil has said the other four letter word and probably all of its other incarnations several times on this site…I hope I haven’t gotten him in trouble by tattling ::::sinister grin::::) New Year’s Eve and that this incident hasn’t significantly effected your love for animals. Here’s some healing mojo going your way for a speedy recovery.
    As for my New Year’s Eve 2003, I spent it speeding through the small residential roads of NJ and praying that I wouldn’t die just minutes into the new year. Hope others had a safer and enjoyable eve.
    –Michelle

  15. Not so, Jordan. A few years ago, I spent several hours in the ER because of a deep cat bite. Had to get a shot of antibiotics too, it was awful!
    Anne, good to hear from you.. you need to do a ‘guest appearance’ more often! More healing mojo to ya, hope you heal up quickly.
    BJB

  16. Hey! It’s nice to hear from the other side of the Wheaton bed once in a while!
    Glad to hear you’ve got a good outlook on all this and i’m sending out good vibes for you!
    Tell Wil he should give you a page to post on…so you can complain about him leaving his sock on the floor. :-)

  17. Anne,
    I understand the whole: things happening that bring up early memories. I have personal experience with that, although not with dogs. So, I wish you and Wil a great 2003!

  18. Yay, Anne! I’m so glad you’re better and that Wil’s been taking good care of you. Good Luck mojo to both of you for a better year!
    I grew up around animals (ahh, farmlife) and got bit often by quite a few, so I’m glad you are still an animal lover-like me! I have a crescent-shaped scar on my arm from a great dane from years ago. Yes nothing says billy bad ass than a chick with scars. I tell people I got it from the last time someone tried to mess with my man! ~laughs~ he gets the biggest kick out of it.
    Take care and use mederma!
    Amber in GA

  19. Hey Anne
    I’m glad everything is going well. And its about time Wil let you log on and write an entry on this site. You should do it more often.

  20. Hey! I wasen’t sure if we were going to hear from you again Anne. Wow, you’ve had alot of stitches in your life. Shopping on the internet.
    Your doing better than me, I haven’t even gotten that far.

  21. SO much has already been said (of course, that’s always the case by the time I post). But I wanted to let you know that when I had an operation on my feet (I had extra bones taken out) the doctor said to take Vitamin E capsules, break them apart, and apply the Vitamin E to the scars. It helps keep down the scarring.
    And great to hear from the woman! BTW, once you get started on the computer… you may get as bad as that hubby of yours! And Hotornot.com has Men to rate too!

  22. Sooo glad to hear all is well. Much more scar-free healing mojo is headed your way. My daughter’s pre-Christmas stitches were that lovely blue too. Her face is healing up quite nicely on the outside. She still can’t wear her glasses though because of all the repair work they did on the inside of her nose. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was on TV the other night and I thought of you and how you “saved Ferris”. It made me smile. You ought to put on your big girl pants more often and wrestle the keyboard from Wil, it was a pleasure to hear from you! Big mama bear sized hugs to you and your family-

  23. *Stupid, childish, totally inappropriate comment deleted by Wil.*
    Please visit Lori at 172.162.233.50

  24. Anne,
    Great to hear from you and glad that you’re spirits are up. You’re one tough lady… stitched up and back in time to drink a champagne toast? Awesome.
    Wonderful Wil, wonderful wife, wonderful life…
    SJI

  25. Anne,
    Do this AFTER the stitches are out and the slash is closed.
    Get some Vitamin E capsules—the ones where the E is goop inside the gel-cap. Bust one open every 6-8 hours and rub the Vit E goop on the scar. Do this for a couple of weeks (or less, or more—it depends on the wound size). It’ll help minimize scarring big time.
    I did this in the dinosaur age (my teen years) after flying off my moto over the back of a car (her fault). Laid the side of my face open lovely, and the MD left the damn road tar in it when he stitched it up. My pores oozed asphalt for ten years, but the scar is nearly invisible.
    Best,
    Chuck

    You know what to do with the addy…

  26. shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty shitty
    Yep… seems to be okay here. ;-)
    Brad

  27. Gosh lori, unless your tongue was firmly planted in your cheek, that was a really crappy thing to say. (I would have said sh***y, but my 21 year old daughter is reading over my shoulder.) Retract your claws, they aren’t very lady-like. My second husband is younger than I am, and trust me I didn’t “get around” in my younger days. (My daughter turned 12 when I was 33.) Get a grip on your jealousy and apologize to Anne. /reprimand

  28. Hi, Anne! I’m glad that you’re doing better, and that you still have a positive attitude towards animals. We were all just about as relieved as Wil to hear that it wasn’t as bad as it seemed at first (I probably would’ve been freaking out seeing the amount of blood Wil described to us).
    I’m sure it was an extremely unpleasant way to end the year, but the healing was a good start for the new year. :) It’s nice of you to let us know how you’re doing. We’re always glad to send some *mojo*.
    Have a happy, healthy, non-shitty (yes, it’s okay to say here) New Year. :)
    Always,
    Anne (NOT the wife) ;)

  29. Anne-
    It’s so great to hear you’re doing much better. You are a wonderful, sweet, caring person. I had an incident with a big dog when I was younger and I’ve been pretty scared of them since then, but I feel if you can still be ok around dogs than so can I. The next time I’m at someone’s house who has a big dog I’m going to make it a point to make friends.
    Thanks so much.

  30. Anne,
    I knew you would be just fine. Your Wil’s wife and that makes you strong. All of the dogs I know are great. It seems that you still like them as well. I am sorry that it took this to get you to write again. It is good to have a change on the site sometimes.
    FG

  31. 1st post here:
    Glad to hear youre doing alright, Anne.
    This site has reminded me that life ain’t so bad.
    Cheers, and Happy Thoughts to the whole bunch of you.
    TimH.

  32. On the subject of what helps with healing, I suppose you’ve remembered that getting lots of protein, and lots of sleep (including naps!) helps. Protein, of course, is used in building and repairing tissue.
    Every time you sleep more than about an hour it releases human growth hormone, which speeds tissue repair.
    Ok, enough from me.

  33. Nice, well written words…maybe we’ll get a few more posts from ya in 2003? It’s always cool to get a he said/she said perspective on an event.

  34. Anne,
    I’m glad you’re feeling good enough to write! Whoo hoo!
    I wanted to let you know that lavender oil (if you can find a bottle at your lovely neighborhood drugstore or other such shop) is great at helping things heal up without any scarring. It’s saved me from bad scars several times. It always says, on the bottle, not to use full strength but I’ve never had any trouble. I’ve tried vitamin E as well, but it doesn’t soak in as well as lavender oil and can get messy.
    Or, you could go with the “tough babe” idea and see what happens.
    Either way, you’ve got a great heart not to hold a grudge against pups.

  35. hey glad to see that you’re doing great Anne.
    Wil is such a hero for his fast thinking and all and yes I think Shitty can be used here.
    LOL
    It’s good to hear that you are still the fun loving wife and animal lover.
    I’m sending you some ((((((((MOJO)))))))))))
    for a fast healing little scarring power!
    Lets make this a great year!
    nanny

  36. Hey Wil,
    Can’t you just block Lori’s access to your site by her ip addy? Redirect her to some porno site or something :-)

  37. If it does leave scarring it’s not too bad. Always an opportunity to tell a creative story if someone asks about it. I have a nice scar on my chin where our dog, Chico, (stray we saved who had been abused) bit me when I was little..it was halloween & I was dressed as a cat (no joke!).
    Lots of mojo none the less.

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