February 23, 2007

What a week!

The astute among you may have noticed that I have been posting in the morning hours during the week this week. This only occurs if I have a day off or am sick. Well, this week I caught the flu (late Tuesday afternoon) and then yesterday (as the flu symptoms were waning) I had to have surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma (the supposed "mildest" form of skin cancer) from my left thigh. Despite the doc telling me I had "two and a half times the normal amount" of local anaesthetic, some of the excision hurt like hell. Now, I have about ten stitches, a ton of bandage and tape ... and a small limp.

In a word, I'm miserable. To that end, a good supply of sci-fi reading sure helps.

Posted by Hube at February 23, 2007 09:04 AM | TrackBack

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"Despite the doc telling me I had "two and a half times the normal amount" of local anaesthetic, some of the excision hurt like hell."

Soooo........you're telling us you're a big baby. Acceptance is the first step in overcoming a problem.

I jest. I had some of that taken off my back a while ago and the doctor said I would feel a "sharp pinch." Let's just say I wouldn't want her to pinch me.

Posted by: Duffy at February 23, 2007 10:45 AM

Duff: I think he just didn't inject the novacaine in all the right spots. Let's just say the location of this cancer was in a really tender area, natch. It got to the point where I was just "F*** it -- cut the thing out already!" and I'll just deal with the pain!

(Remember Sgt. Barnes in "Platoon" -- "TAKE THE PAIN!!" OK, it wasn't quite that bad ... !) ;-)

Posted by: Hube at February 23, 2007 10:56 AM

Yeah, mine was on the small of my back right at the belt line. Took forever to heal.

Posted by: Duffy at February 23, 2007 01:36 PM

Dude... Sorry you had to go under the knife. Heal quickly, amigo. But enjoy the down time.

Posted by: greg at February 23, 2007 08:25 PM