Owchie! OOch!

As I said before, I had to go back to the doctor's on Friday to get the stitches out of my head and because my surgeon was delayed in surgery, an intern of his took the stitches out and remarked that the wound was healing nicely. I went home with some new surgy strips to hold the wound again.
On Saturday I felt a little itchy, like the wound was healing and the hair was growing out where they shaved my hairline. I started pressing on a part that felt like a little swelling was building up and got some fluid pushed out of the top of the wound. By afternoon, the tape strips had fallen off. I went to the bathroom to take a look in my 3 way mirror, and to my surprise a big piece of the skin flap was gaping open and some blood and clear juices was coming out of it. I wrapped it up with gauze and the elastic bandage and told my husband what was happening.

I sort of panicked, and immediatley called the doctor's office. Noone was there, but I called the pager number and got a doctor on call who called me right back and told me to go to the emergency room and they would have a resident meet me there.

I went directly to emergency and the resident told me that indeed the flap was opened quite a bit, and that he would have to put back a few stitches, since the skin had not healed enough to keep it together. After some painful shots to numb the area, he told me that he put 3 inside stitches and 6 outside stitches on the skin, and wants me to go back to see the surgeon at the end of the week to have it checked again. Wheeew! At least he didn't see any sign of infection, and he said that maybe the stitches just came out a little too early. I sure don't want all the complications with drainage and swelling like I had the first time! So far there has not been any more problems with it.

Phew Nervous 2 Fainting


I made it through another surgery again!

Doctor Hospital Bed Well , my surgery on that lump on my perotid is over, and it wasn't bad after all. Just the rest of my body feels like I had to been wrestling and LOST!? I ache all over like they beat the everloving S__T out of me from stem to stern, and I don't know why. The cut is almost about as big as the last one when they took the tumor off my perotid gland, but strangly it does not hurt as much and there is much less swelling and no strange oozing like the last time. I hope it stays that way. I just wonder if I gave them a hard time and tried to fight them off or something? I didn't ache this bad last time. I dont have to see the doctor for a week, and that's probably to get the stitches out.. In the mean while, I'm on pain relievers and antibiotics to keep the uglies away and to make my poor body feel better until then.
Wrestler Thumbs Up At least I made it safe and sound!