Thursday, May 28, 2009

Under the Knife

I had surgery today. I have had a cyst near my left ear for about two years. Today after months and months (OK, let's get real...years) of Kody begging me to get it looked at/taken out, it happened. I just received local anesthetic, no full blown knock out. It feels like bees stinging your face when it is injected. Actually, my doctor was amazing. He is the same plastic surgeon that helped with all of my dad's surgeries for the stupid melanoma in December. Anyway, I was in a gown, on the table, my face draped and totally numb. I could hear and smell everything. Yes, I could smell my burning flesh as the cauterized the area. Fantastic. I enjoyed be wheeled via wheel chair to and from surgery. My nurses were awesome. I even got animal crackers and juice afterwards! Sure, I wasn't coming out of full unconsciousness, but I had still had surgery. I deserved it! I was very brave. Listening to your own surgery is very strange...

My face is now throbbing, I have eight stitches by my left ear and my cyst is gone. They are sending it off to pathology just to make sure there is nothing to be concerned about, which we are almost positive will be the case. I got to see it. It was the size of finger tip. WOW! I never imagined it would be that big. They said cysts are like icebergs....you only see the tip on the surface under the skin. Kody is going to be so jealous he didn't get to see it. He is weird and is actually intrigued by things like that. I guess that is why he wants to be a surgeon.

The worst part now is I can't work out for two or three days. Ugh.

Twilight Update:
I am 130 pages into New Moon. Last night it brought me to tears. I was literally reading in bed, tears running down my face and cursing paper cuts/birthday parties cuts in my head. I know everything will turn out better, but I'm not there yet. I need to get there...my heart can't take this! Oh Edward...

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

I'm so glad you made it through your surgery ok, sounds like you were a brave girl!!

Robertson's said...

I could not have done that - much braver than me!! Glad it went okay.

Desiree said...

Ouch! Hope you are ok!! Brave girl...