Michelle and Her FamilyHeadache most of the day and slept most of the day. The family came to visit, which includes my oldest son and his wife and two kids, my middle son and his girlfriend and their daughter and my youngest son. We had Mom’s famous lasagna for dinner. Yum! And, for some reason, my son kept pushing on my head being funny. I was very paranoid about someone bumping my head. Nothing like breaking open sutures after just having surgery. Ew!

Today, I was able to finally take a shower. Yay! And, I was able to wash my hair. Doc said I had to wait two days and the LONG wait was now over. That hot shower sure felt good. Reminding me of the year before when I went to Costa Rica for two weeks during which time I only rarely had the chance to take a hot shower – the water was always cold no matter where we stayed unless at a nice resort. It was like heaven when I took my first hot shower after being home. But having just had surgery,  it was nervewracking washing my hair as I was instructed not to let the shower beat down on my incision and to pat it dry once I was finished. I did the best I could do but found I still had areas on my head and ear that had adhesive stuck to them from the taped bandage. That’s going to take a bit of scrubbing to get off or I’ll just have to wait for it to wear off. At this point, my headache made me feel a little sickly, and I was still very dizzy and shakey but the shower was refreshing, considering.

Later in the day, I thought about the wildlife rehabilitation training class that I had signed up for previously. I knew the class was cutting too close to my surgery, but it wasn’t going to be offered for quite some time again. I really wanted to get this class behind me so that I could take additional ones over the summer. This class was one of many professional development classes that I was taking to get me more up to speed with the new venture I had started in environmental education – Green Matter. Back in the 90′s, I received my bachelor’s in biology from the University of Toledo but with a focus on pre-med (I always wanted to be a doctor when I grew up). More recently, I had taken graduate entomology classes online at the University of Florida and then switched things up to take a trip to Costa Rica as part of a graduate course in environmental education at Miami University. Now, I was interested in taking some classes that taught me about wildlife and conservation in Ohio. These are the types of things that I want to teach to others through my new business.

On this April 1st, you can call me an April fool for not taking more time to rest!

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Michelle Harris

Michelle (aka "Chelle") is owner/founder of Shel-Shok, LLC (marketing agency) and Green Matter, Limited (environmental education). She started losing her hearing back in the '90s for no known reason. In 2011, she had surgery for a cochlear implant, which has dramatically changed her life. Since then, her aim has been to educate others and eliminate stigmas associated with hearing loss.

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