Friday, March 16, 2007

Bye Bye Lump

Well, I survived it. Interestingly enough, I was awake and aware the whole time. I thought I'd have been in and out of it, but I remember a lot. I remember joking with the staff, telling my surgeon not to sneeze, and asking, and getting, to see the tumor when they took it out. I was right, it was about the size of a peeled hard-boiled egg.

I'm supposed to be having discomfort, but I really don't feel any pain at all. Perhaps a bit of numb tingling and pulling, but that's about it. I'm not doing any calesthentics, however, just taking it easy and napping.

They tell me I can call in 2 days for pathology results. I'm hoping that's all just formality - they seemed fair convinced it was the "lipoma" - a fatty tumor - that they'd said it would be, and that it's all out now. My back neck doesn't feel lumpy there anymore so that's a good thing.

The surgeon did say that it MIGHT need to be drained out if the empty space left by the tumor fills with water/liquid, but maybe not. I'm just glad it's all over.

695 Days


Peacechick Mary said...

Whew! Glad to hear all is well and you are comfortable. I'll bet that does feel much better now. Take good care of yourself.

BBC said...

I'm sure that everything will be fine.


BBC said...

Still napping?

Wake up, Sew.

Anonymous said...

EEK! I missed a memo. You're OK, right?

Calm down Kvatch. Pathology's coming...thinking good thoughts, sending good vibes!

jules said...

Glad you're okay hon. :) Best wishes.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Glad to hear it's gone...and wasn't more serious than it was!!