i'd turn to it the next time I needed to make a pasta sauce. Waste not, want not.
Medical update:I've been off narcotics for a few days now, but keep Advil on board to help mostly with swelling, some pain. Dressings/bandages are kept off, I am able to shower with assistance, since Sunday. My incision is covered with surgical tape and looks good.
It runs roughly from my collar bone angling downwards towards the top of my shoulder. Although I am wearing a bra during the day, I can't wear the left strap over this area. Anticipating a return to work on Mon, I'll have to devise some sort of padding to wear under the left strap, if I can at all tolerate it. I'll ask my MD if he knows any tricks. If you don't like medical stuff, don't look past the end of this sentence.
Finally, a cold/sinus infection seems to be making the rounds here: ds #3 had it first (required RX antibiotics), then DD=also rx, now gf is sick anf I am fighting it. It's imperative that I remain healthy, so I am taking care of myself and, with help, will make a small batch of chicken soup for lunch tomorrow, using some home made chicken stock.