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I’m back from my surgery!
The surgery to excise my lipoma was a breeze. (Don’t read further if you don’t want to hear any details.)
Went in, signed stuff, got in a gown, they put in an IV in my hand after injecting it with a numbing thing (which did burn a bit along with the prick), waited some more, then talked to a doctor about Star Trek as she wheeled me into the operating room, then I passed out at an undetermined point. And then woke up and it was done. It hurt more at first, but right now it doesn’t hurt too much, mostly a dull constant pain. I was quite groggy when I first awoke and couldn’t speak well, but I bounced back after only a few minutes.
The surgeon made an incision that was smaller than expected and said the lipoma (which was in my right buttock) came out easily. They gave me some Pepsi after the surgery and I got to take the cup home. I have a follow-up appointment in a week to get the stitches removed and check up on things. The worst of the pain will probably be within the next couple days, but should get better after that.
All in all it was a surprisingly pleasant and quick experience.

So I had a surgical procedure done today, and one of the doctors turned out to be a little bit of a Trekkie. I specifically mentioned the scene from Star Trek IV where McCoy is in the hospital and comes across the old lady on dialysis saying “my god, what is this, the dark ages?”, and the doctor said she loved that part because she was working with people on dialysis at that time she saw it.
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bouncingdodecahedrons:

I’m back from my surgery!

The surgery to excise my lipoma was a breeze. (Don’t read further if you don’t want to hear any details.)

Went in, signed stuff, got in a gown, they put in an IV in my hand after injecting it with a numbing thing (which did burn a bit along with the prick), waited some more, then talked to a doctor about Star Trek as she wheeled me into the operating room, then I passed out at an undetermined point. And then woke up and it was done. It hurt more at first, but right now it doesn’t hurt too much, mostly a dull constant pain. I was quite groggy when I first awoke and couldn’t speak well, but I bounced back after only a few minutes.

The surgeon made an incision that was smaller than expected and said the lipoma (which was in my right buttock) came out easily. They gave me some Pepsi after the surgery and I got to take the cup home. I have a follow-up appointment in a week to get the stitches removed and check up on things. The worst of the pain will probably be within the next couple days, but should get better after that.

All in all it was a surprisingly pleasant and quick experience.

So I had a surgical procedure done today, and one of the doctors turned out to be a little bit of a Trekkie. I specifically mentioned the scene from Star Trek IV where McCoy is in the hospital and comes across the old lady on dialysis saying “my god, what is this, the dark ages?”, and the doctor said she loved that part because she was working with people on dialysis at that time she saw it.

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