health: quelle apropos

Health Care Reform seems well on its way to happening, and I’ve got surgery in the morning. Funny how that happened! Not to get too much into it, but after a visit to the plastic surgeon, she’s decided that a biopsy is in order to determine the best way to proceed. She believes that they are still just keloids, but this is more a just in case type of thing.

I haven’t had surgery for anything since I was a kid* and believe you me, I’m more than a little freaked out about it. I don’t care for hospitals, as much for the smell as the vibes and the way that most hospital employees just seem so indifferent. Still, as scared as I may be about surgery, I am really tired of having my forehead look fucked up. People stare, they can’t help themselves it seems. People have made jokes, even my friends have made jokes–they aren’t funny. Thankfully a recent trip for hats proved fruitful, but around the office I have been tempted many times to say “Hey, my eyes are down here, thanks.” It’d be so nice if I could just roll the clock back to September and burn all the furniture in my bedroom which, considering the bedbugs, would have probably been a good idea anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€

Still, I have great friends who’ll take care of me, seeing me to the hospital and home safely. I have a few days off from work–obviously–and I’ll be able to rest up while they send the bits of me off to pathology and stir their potions, cast their spells and sort out what’s wrong with me. And in the meantime, I have my DC Comics Snuggie knockoff, I mean Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves. Yeah… I’m not proud, I’m just a geek. :mrgreen:

So if my posting schedule remains spotty for the next few weeks, now you know why–I’m going under the knife. Perhaps when I’m back for my next visit, I can get them to throw in a little under-the-radar cosmetic surgery too. Maybe get my eyes done or put in some pectoral implants! ๐Ÿ˜›

* Oral surgery, sure, but that hardly counts. And dentistry has its own collection of anxieties, anyway.

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6 Responses

  1. BustersDad says:

    Will be thinking be happy and healthy thoughts for you tomorrow! Take good care!!!

  2. Mazzie says:

    I’d offer to come over and cook for you while you’re recovering, but … that’s just cruel. I’d be happy to bring over take out, though. Maybe I can convince shaw girl to come with and we can have a pajama party. When can you drink?


  3. Shaw Girl says:

    No convincing needed! You know I’m up for a pajama jammie jam (and I’ll do the cooking)!
    .-= latest entry: Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart =-.

  4. Betsy says:

    Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow! Cool snuggie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just let me know if you need anything when you are all snugged up recovering.

  5. Gilahi says:

    Wow. I’d say you’re holding up remarkably well just to be able to post a blog at all. Good luck with it. We’ll be thinking about you.

  6. lacochran says:

    I hope all went smoothly and you get a good report.
    .-= latest entry: This Space Left Intentionally Blank =-.

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