January 2, 2012

Removal of the Dreaded Stitches!

As we reach the end of 2011, I thought I'd share some of my most popular blog posts. Recently, we took a look back to when my French Bulldog, Francesca, accidentally hit me in the face.  Almost as popular as that post was this one, when I finally had the stitches removed.  Please enjoy, and I hope you all have a Happy (and safe) New Year!

One week after receiving a powerful head-butt from Francesca, my beloved French Bulldog, it was time to have the stitches removed.  Dr. William Nolan the plastic surgeon who met me in the emergency room, warned that if the stitches were left in too long, they would start to leave a zigzag impression on my upper lip.  Because of my busy work schedule, I didn’t have time to go to Dr. Nolan’s office in Mt. Kisco, New York for the removal my nine stitches, so I called Dr. Gerald Imber, in New York City, an internationally known plastic surgeon and asked if he would do the task.  On Tuesday, during a lunch break, when I was in between television shows, I rushed uptown in the snow and icy rain to have the procedure done.  Once the stitches were removed, Dr. Imber was very pleased with what he saw and thought that I would continue to heal quite nicely.  Thank you again, Dr. Nolan, for your fine stitching job.  Thank you, Nurse Nousha, for your fine stitch removal.  Thank you, Kevin, for accompanying me to Dr. Imber’s office and for taking these photos.  And, thank you all for your concern and good wishes.