Wednesday, May 27, 2009

seriously disturbing medical post

This post is about gross medical procedures, so if that kinda thing upsets you, don't read it.

I am finding it hard to sleep at night due to my upcoming surgery and its accompanying procedures.

Luckily, the earlier biopsy came up negative. After they punctured and bruised and tortured me. But that's okay.

Coming up on the 11th, they will give me another ductogram (battlestar galactogram, redux!) which entails them sticking a fishhook in my nipple at the site of the affected milk duct. Then they will insert a guidewire.

THEN they will put me under for the duct removal surgery. They have to biopsy that, too.

And what will the recovery period be like? I don't know. I'll have 2 days before I get in the car for our trip down to Austin. I hope I get the results quickly.

This is weighing on my mind more than I'd like to admit. It's not like I'm consciously thinking about it, but it's sitting back there. Kinda like when you have a program running in the background on your computer, and it's spinning and spinning away, slowing down your other processes.

I need to keep calm.

3 Comments:

Blogger Freida Bee, MD said...

I am so glad your biopsy came up negative (and, that bodes well for the other, right?). I've been thinking about you and hoping that would be the case.

Surely, there will be a sweet anesthetic involved in what sounds like an awful procedure.

Good on you for taking care of such unpleasant business. I look forward to meeting you in Austin.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Romius T. said...

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11:29 PM  
Blogger Romius T. said...

stay calm. Think of things this way, some guys like a leaky boob. Pron freaks into preggo chicks for sure. But some guys like it. Not me for sure, but maybe the guy who writes my blog...

11:30 PM  

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