Have you ever had someone slice you open, with your consent, while you were awake? It may sound a bit ghoulish, but it did happen to me.
I arrived there last Tuesday at 7:45 A.M. I didn’t even have time to post or read any posts before I left the house. Wasn’t sure I would be up to it when I got home. (I was.)
A nurse came out, called my name, and took me back to a room where I swear the temperature was 20 degrees colder than the waiting room. and the waiting room wasn’t all that warm.
After going through her list of questions she told me the doctor would be in when he got there. I could keep my shirt on since it was cold in the room.
Ten minutes later the doctor came in. I took my shirt off and he told me to lie on the table on my stomach.
He looked things over, told the nurse to prep me, and left. She came around to my side, picked up a lidocaine loaded needle and went to work.
I am not a fan of needles of any sort, but there I was on a table, waiting for her to stick me. It would be a lie if I said I didn’t feel the needle. I did. It wouldn’t have been bad if it were just the one shot. No, there were at least five if not more. I didn’t count them, but I felt each one since the numbing had not yet begun.
After the injections she left saying they would be back. Ten minutes later they both came back. Doctor took his place, picked up the scalpel, and told me he was going to make a one inch cut. However, if he saw that wasn’t enough once he got in he would make it bigger. Great!
He cut. I didn’t feel a thing. I couldn’t see what he was doing, but from the corner of my eye I could see his hands moving. I really did not feel a thing while he poked, prodded, removed, or whatever it was he was doing. In a few minutes, from the way they were flying, I could only assume he was stitching me up.
In less than ten minutes the cyst was out, I was sewn back together, bandage was in place, and I was set to go home.
Of course, I wasn’t going home without getting breakfast first. Kathy drove us to a local diner where I knew an omelet was waiting for me.
Thursday I go back to have the stitches removed.