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Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring "Cleaning" Medical Torture Style

Yesterday I did laps in my hallway at home. It is a pretty long hallway as hallways go and I managed 30 laps (front and back) so that was probably better than the walk I got outside. Today I went to the doctor and after his torture I didn't feel like doing much at all.

He said that it looked like the previous docs hadn't been treating it appropriately. Apparently they should have kept packing it until it healed, but they didn't and that is why it keeps coming back. He said that the "cyst wall" was still there so he had to "clean" it out at the office today. Of course "clean" was a euphemism for "get-out-my-scalpel-and-cut-away-at-your-abdomen-with-absolutely-NO-local-anesthesia." Yes, it was horrible because he gave me no warning. One second he's telling me he has to "clean" the wound and the next I feel him slicing into my stomach. He also felt it might help if he told me everything he was doing as he was doing it. Oh yeah, thanks for the visual imagery I can now pair with the searing pain. All I wanted to do was go to my happy place until it was over.

I have to get back to him on Monday so that he can change the packing and bandaging. Here's hoping the pain was worth it and we can finally say adios to this thing once and for all.

I didn't walk today, but I'll get back on board tomorrow.


cmoursler said...

well, ow.
Sounds like a competent doctor though.
He may well cure you. As long as he doesn't kill you.
And your hall walk was probably longer than your outdoor walk.
Great JOb!
consistency is the key...keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the doctor packed it for you; it should help with healing. If it happens again and you need to get it cleaned out; ask him to numb it with some lidocaine beforehand! You sound like a very good patient though.

I hope you feel better tomorrow. Great job on walking your hallway! All exercise counts; doesn't matter where it's done!

Take good care of yourself and the wound!

P.S. Have you been checked for diabetes? That can cause wounds to re-occur.

Diana said...

I'm horrified by this. Was there a reason there wasn't a local anesthisia? OMG! I would have died. Actually I would have grabbed the scapel out of his hand and stabbed him with it. I couldn't have stood it.

So sorry you had to go through this torture. I hope it heals up properly and you're okay. :)

gettingandstayinghealthy said...

Holy Crap! He's lucky he didn't get a punch in the nose!!