Thursday, June 26, 2008

Appointment update

So, everything is all good. My internist said he is almost positive it is a Lipoma. He said that most likely, I traumatized it and that is why it is swollen and sore. He said I could either leave it alone and eventually it would stop hurting, or I could have him take it out. I voted for the latter, since it hurts like hell and is rather ugly. So, he tried to take it out right there in the exam room. He used several shots of Lidocaine around it and started cutting. And I began passing out. I almost passed out twice. I don't know why, I wasn't watching. I told him I had been through much worse (c-section, hematoma) so I didn't know why this was bothering me. Anyway, he couldn't get it out. He said I must have hit it hard enough b/c it is kinda "nailed down" and he couldn't get it out easily. He dug around a lot and got some pieces out to send to pathology to make sure it is just the fatty tumor thingie. Eric said he dug around probably an inch down, and just couldn't get it. Usually they can just pop them up and cut them out. He put in 3 stitches, and showed Eric how to take them out. Now, it hurts like hell. It is really bruised, a huge bruise. But at least I know that will heal quickly.

1 comment:

katg1006 said...

Tali - Ouchie!!! You were probably passing out from nerves. ((hugs)) I am sending positive thoughts your way and hope the test results come back super fast for you with a great result!