I’ve been thinking and like what was the point of those highlight reels and love yourself posters? Didn’t bighit say something about the posters being for some drama but exactly what was all that done for
take a second to do something kind for yourself today. it doesn’t have to be something big. you can paint your nails, or see a friend, or cuddle up in a blanket for a few minutes. if you don’t have time for any of those things, try to do something kind for someone else. hold a door, or give a compliment, or pay for someone else’s meal. you don’t have to do something huge to make yourself feel good. the little things may not always be remembered, but they are the ones that add value.
Okay so: when Peter was 14, he made his spider-outfit big and baggy so he could wear it with just a sports bra under it so he wouldn’t be exercising with a binder on. When he got Tony’s first spider-suit, he went ahead and wore a binder under it because by that time he’d figured out that super-strength (and super-healing) kept his lungs and ribs safe.
When Tony found out that he was wearing a binder under his suit, he freaked out and told Peter that just because you have superpowers doesn’t mean you can suffocate yourself all day. Peter refused to stop Spider-Manning in his binder, and Tony finally said “okay, what about surgery then?” Peter hadn’t even thought of that as a possibility because of lack of money and being a minor, but Tony insisted that it was an investment in the protection of the city and found a surgeon who would work with permission from a guardian plus letters from psychiatrists.
When Peter was almost 15, Tony talked the surgeon into working with Bruce to find ways to operate successfully on someone with super-healing and talked the surgeon into operating with Peter’s mask on. (Convincing him to accept guardian’s permission and letters without Peter’s name on them was actually the hard part; the surgeon was very excited to work on someone with superpowers.)
For Peter, the worst part was the period he wasn’t able to go out as Spider-Man. They had to temporarily slow down his super-healing in order to operate, so for the first two weeks he healed only a bit faster than a standard human, and his arms wouldn’t move properly and his chest hurt and there was no way Tony was letting him go swing around the city and tear open his stitches, especially when his healing factor was offline.
When Peter was 15, his super-healing had fully taken care of his incisions, like they were never there, and he only had the occasional twinge - apparently healing factors don’t entirely eliminate the effects of nerve damage.
When Peter was 15, he went swimming for the first time since he was 7.