Monday, April 27, 2009

Just An FYI Before the Drugs Knock Me Out For Good

So I had to get a little surgery today, if you can even call it that. I had to lie on my back while my doctor dug into my chest to remove a mole. It sucked and now I'm tired and a little loopy from the pain meds. I'm trying not to breath too hard so my stitches don't rip apart. Geez I thought he was just removing a mole but after he drew a 2 inch by 1/2 inch oval on my chest I got a little worried.

But mole is gone, stitches are in (and better not scar!) and hopefully the test comes back negative for Melanoma. It's really no big deal, I just feel bad for the nurse because when the doctor started digging, her face went white and she grabbed her mouth and ran out of the room.


Sorry, did I fart or something?

40 comments:

Suzi said...

Hope it turns out negative. Hope you feel better. If it makes you feel any better..I may have a slight fracture in my sternum, or contusion, or pulled/torn muschle/ligament. We can endure the chest pain together!

Kristina P. said...

I hope it's OK!!

Dari said...

Poor nurse... I have had so many moles removed. I can totally relate! I actually have to get my whole body checked every 6 months. Happy Healing!

Courtney said...

Right...is the nurse supposed to get queasy at that type of thing? I think she may need to look into a new line of work...

nikkicrumpet said...

Sorry to you and the nurse for having to go through that! Hope everything turns out great. Hey I'm getting a wee bit nervous. Did you package arrive yet? I sent it the same time as the one to John Deere Mom and she got hers. I'm starting to panic that the Post office lost it or delivered it to the wrong place. Not that they would EVER do that! Let me know when you come down off your meds lol

Call Me Cate said...

Hope it's negative! (Always feels wrong to say that) Enjoy your pain meds and have a good nap!

THE Stephanie said...

Yeah, maybe she's in the wrong profession. You think?

Lindsey said...

I bet that fart freaking STUNK!! Sorry about the oval mole and stuff, but girl you got some fun meds now! Wait... is that illegal to be happy about pain meds. Get well!

Yaya said...

Hope it's negative.

My hubby had a mole removed recently and the same thing-HUGE gash out of him. Wasn't expecting that. Still scarred....hopefully you're lucky.

Tiffany @ Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Hope everything comes back negative. Enjoy your drugs! I gifted you with an award on my blog today... check it out and maybe it will make you feel even better than the drugs!

i'm black betty said...

i hate getting those removed. good luck with the results. may they be negative. :)

Stesha said...

Well! Look who finally checked themselves into Promises Rehab.


Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Ms. Wanda said...

LOL!!! I'm still laughing at the OVAL:) I would say hope you feel better but, you should be feeling pretty good right now on those meds:)

Rebecca Jo said...

I had one on my back removed that was that deep.... & sorry to say, it left a scar because it was so deep... hopefully yours turns out better... scars are fun stories though - I like to tell people I was stabbed in the back while playing tennis with Monica Selles - hehe!!!

Good for you for getting it taken care of though!!! Skin cancer is very dangerous!

LadyStyx said...

Hoping the thing turns out to be negative. *HUGZ*

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love you!!!

Sorry you had to go through this, but glad you shared it with us! Get that scar cream - it really does work!!

Sending get better/no cancer thoughts and prayers your way!

Kasey Hunt said...

Been there done that... I think about 6 times now! My sister and I both have some moley moley issues!! Fair skin, blond hair, blue eyed girls!! I hope the test comes back negative! I scar bad. I'll have to take a picture of one of them and send it to ya. My niece told me I had some nasty red thing on my back!! No sweet heart, it's my scar from cancer!! Actually, I told her a shark bit me!! That way, I sounded tough.

Lyndsay said...

Been there, done that x 6. Damn fair skin, huh?

Amy said...

Haha that nurse should be downright embarassed. I am sure they see stuff like that and worse everyday, what a pansy. Hope everything is ok!

Lee said...

Oh god... I keep going OW OW OW OW OW reading this.
I had my mom's blood poured on my shoe.
That nurse is a wuss.

The Wife O Riley said...

That nurse reminds me of that "Will and Grace" episode when Grace had to give blood and the rookie nurse was drawing it. "I'm all this is hard!"

Hope everything turns out well and you are feeling better soon.

Kathy B! said...

Hope all is well. I had ovarian cancer in my early 20's. I hope you are well :)

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way...

Nana said...

Yeah I bet you farted. Hope everything turns out o.k. Keep us posted. ha ha ha. No really let us know what is going on.

angie said...

I've had a couple moles removed, but it wasn't as bad as yours, thankfully! I could barely handle putting medicine on mine. Hope you're ok!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ouch!

I hope you feel better.

I had a small cyst removed from under my eye and I was scared out of my mind. But everything turned out okay.

Heath'e' said...

Oh kel, I hope all will be well. That is a little scary. Cancer is a new bad word! Just found out today my dad has thyroid cancer :( SUCKS
love ya!

Jon and Steph said...

Yikes, I can't believe the nurse ran out like that! I would have freaked.

I'll be thinking about you girl. Praying everything comes back negative! Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

Tammy Howard said...

Maybe the nurse was sick - and not in response to you. I've heard a rumor that there's something going around...

klynch said...

ooo ok I don't think the nurse is suppose to do that? if it was the nurse hope everything is ok!!

Debbi said...

Yikes. Time for a new nurse.

Hopefully nothing scars, and there's no melanoma or anything of the sort.

Heal soon! :)

JamieH said...

I hope everything turns out alright with your mole. let's put it this way the 3 stitches I recieved in February when I had my cyst removed left on heck of a scar. I hope you have better luck in that department than I did.

P.S. I tagged you over on my blog.

joanofalltrades said...

I'm glad you are alright. Get some rest. I'm going to need for that nurse to have a better stomach.

Mandy said...

I'll be thinking of you....

I had four moles removed myself. Ain't fun.

CLUFF FAMILY said...

That sucks! Kel y is it always something with you? You worry me more than my kids! j/k Hope it heals well with no scar. I was a bit worried about me too. I guess I have been paranoid, I keep thinkin this mole is bigger! It changed shape or color... I am just wierd. Love and miss ya!

Rocksee said...

I've had about 75 of these things done. They never hurt any less!

Praying for you! I've had skin cancer for 8 years.. it's no fun!

Donnetta said...

HOLY MACARONI - she did NOT?!?!

And you do NOT have melanoma. I will NOT allow it.

Julia said...

Seems like each and every time I go into the skin dr he carves something off of me. I never had to have stitches after ward though. Way to be tough lady!!! I bet it is just fine. I have had some nasty looking things removed and all were normal. Fingers crossed.

Megan said...

Holy crap! That sounds so painful! The image of the nurse totally made me cringe for her and also chuckle. I hope you're feeling better asap and get negative-for-melanoma results.!

Tranquility said...

Oh my gosh - I am feeling a little sick just thinking about it... that sounds so painful! I have a few moles that I know I should get checked, but geez... what a terrifying and painful sounding experience!

Good luck! I hope the pain is gone and that the results are in your favor!

ChicagoLady said...

I agree with everyone else, hope the results came back negative. And as Jeannie said, there's a few creams you can get at the store that reduce the appearance of scaring. My aunt used it on her wrist, and it's all but disappeared.