Thursday, March 25, 2010

project 365 day 47

Who's got the Vicodin!? Me Apparently :)
I had minor outpatient surgery today to excise a small lump out of my right breast. I found it a while ago and the doctors think that is a benign tumor (not uncommon for girls). It should be harmless but there is always that slim chance it might turn into something bad. So we decided better to just take it out.
The surgery itself went pretty smoothly except for the fact that I had to be there at 6 am in the morning (1st of the day). This is all entirely new for me. first time staying in a hospital, first time getting an IV drip and of course first time getting myself cut open -_-. All in all, it went pretty well. The doctors confirmed their suspicions. I was sedated for the procedure. I always had a fear of being putting under and not waking up but it wasn't so bad. The anesthesiologist put something in my IV and was like "we will just put some medicine while the doctor get ready" and the next thing I know, I am waking up in an empty surgery with a lonely nurse keeping an eye on me. After lying groggily for couple hours I got to come home and sleep the rest of the day. I can't really even feel any pain right now, I think the local anesthetic is still in effect. Hopefully I won't be screaming later.
PSA: girls, self examination is very important. haha.


Kiratomato said...

Yeah the sedation KO is so fast...I always expected it to be like a slow creeping sleepiness but that was definitely not the case.

Kabitzin said...

What the heck, when I got a lump out of my face all I got was something that was the equivalent of Tylenol!!! Well, glad it went well, and hope you're feeling well (and not all loopy like House).

Tochi said...

Eek, you call that a "minor" surgery? But yeah, it's good you got it checked out. Hope you make a speedy recovery =)