"SURPRISE!!! You're having surgery...right now"

For the past several months, I've had a little lump on my back that has gotten larger. For a couple months, Kristin has told me that I need to have it looked at, but between work and school, I don't have much time as it is, so I put it off. Last week, though, it started to become tender, so I thought I'd better go get it checked out. I went in for my appointment today, thinking that they might schedule a time to have it removed, but to my surprise, the physician's assistant told me that the cyst that I had could easily become infected, and that she would like to remove it right then. She had me lay down on the table, told me I'd feel a small poke, (I didn't) and then she started cutting. I didn't feel a thing! In just a couple minutes, she had me stitched up and on my way. So, it was no big deal! But I was a bit nervous during it, because usually, if someone is going to have surgery, they have a few days, weeks or months to prepare themselves for it. So, that's my crazy experience of the day.

6 comments:

raelynn said...

the moral of the story being...always listen to your wife! :) Glad you're oK.

October 31, 2008 at 12:09 PM  
Andrea said...

wow. crazy! At least you didn't worry about having surgery for days, weeks, months...etc. Glad its gone!

October 31, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Kelsey said...

That's crazy! I'm glad it wasn't anything serious! That sort of happened to me once. I went into the ER for the worst stomach ache in the whole world, and like you, surprise! I'm heading in to get my appendix taken out. What fun. My dad didn't even know I had surgery until I was out because he was at church.

October 31, 2008 at 11:00 PM  
Amie said...

wow! glad it was nothing serious. :)

November 2, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

Oh my! Hope everything is alright with that.

November 3, 2008 at 10:18 AM  
Chris said...

Sorry, Andrea! Somehow your comment didn't get approved until now. I'm doing pretty good, everyone! I just really want to scratch at the stitches, though.

November 3, 2008 at 12:37 PM