Sam: Two Days After the Cutting

November 18, 2007 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

I skipped an update on Saturday, but nothing eventful really happened anyway. 

Jack just put me through my paces walking here and there and all over the place.  I never had any pain, I just felt like I should be relaxing instead of hoofing it all over the neighborhood.

I did sit down for a bit during his nap and watch football, so that was relaxing.

Here it is Sunday and there is no pain still.  My only concern is swelling.  Since I have not used the frozen vegetables or an ice pack at all, there is some minor swelling.   It’s nothing obscene, but it is unusual to look at.

Speaking of looking: I did inspect the work.  It’s amazing that you can go in and stay awake during the whole procedure.  And it’s amazing now that I see it’s just two small incisions.  I have to assume the skin is very stretchable on this part of the body, but still, the cuts and stitching are so tiny.

I have had the urge to scratch more than usual, but I haven’t given in because I fear hurting myself or doing damage.  I think the urge may just be phantom itches anyway…sorta like when you feel like to have to swallow every 10 seconds during strep throat.

Earlier today during another inspection, I noticed the right side was a bit bruised…as in black and blue bruised.  I don’t remember the doc being extremely rough on that side, although it was also anesthetized, so who knows.  To me it’s no biggie, but I’m sure anyone else looking at that area bruised may be concerned.

Yesterday afternoon I did have a lot of neighbors ask me how I was (since I was walking all over).  The guys who’d had it couldn’t believe I was not on my back, feet up, with my frozen peas.  I told them it was nothing.  Either they or their wives told me how much they had milked the “pain” when they’d had theirs done.  I still haven’t taken a pain pill and at this point I know I won’t need one.

Overall this has been pretty uneventful and didn’t live up to the pre-procedure hype.  It was literally a quick office visit with a few needle stings and my typical pre-passout reaction.

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