Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mission Accomplished

My splinter's out! I still don't know what exactly it was, they had to send it to the lab. Sounds kind of ominous, doesn't it?

My nurse was hilarious. Turns out he teaches clinicals for the school I may or may not ever attend. Everyone there was really nice, and the whole thing went very smoothly. There was an one odd conversation, as I was being wheeled into to surgery:

RN: So. The anesthesiologist is going to give you the same thing Michael Tyson used to knock you out.

Me: He's going to PUNCH me in the FACE??

RN: What? OH!!! No! I meant JACKSON. He's going to give you what Michael JACKSON used.

Me: Ohhhh. Whew! Well, just don't leave me unattended then.

RN: Wouldn't think of it.

So, other than that, the fact that I'm on crutches for a week, and that it took four stitches* rather than the one I was led to believe it would take, all is well. It's just starting to get a little sore, 24 hours later. Hopefully it won't be too bad. I can't imagine it will.

I'm off to down some homemade soup and percocet. It's gonna be a fine, fine weekend.


*Does this mean it's going to cost me four times as much for the surgery?


Zayna said...

OMG - The Mike Tyson bit was hilarious.

Glad that it all went well.


lisafer said...

Yeah, it had me in stitches, too. ;)

Oh boy. Sorry.

That was bad, even for me! LOL!

Zayna said...

What does it say about me that I laughed out loud enough to have Hubby ask me what was so funny?

Of course then I had to explain the whole story to him and I laughed even harder.

He thinks we're nuts by the way.


Anonymous said...

I hope it's feeling much better! Any results from the lab yet?

lisafer said...

Sheri - I guess it does lose a little something in the retelling. But it's nice to know I'm not the only one out there amused. Makes me feel much better!!

Mara - I skipped the crutches today, so I hobbled a lot. Big mistake. Now I've got sore leg and foot muscles! But the actual incision doesn't really hurt, just itches like mad. And I haven't heard back from the lab yet, I'm going to have to call and check on them.

SuziQ's Daughter said...

Girl it could only happen to you! Glad youre better now! I stepped on a needle when I was a kid and broke it off in my foot. I still vividly remember the trip to the hospital and the removal of the little bugger! Thats what I get for jumping from the toliet to the counter top and not actually making it! I had stitches too and still have the scar about 1 1/2 inches long! Kinda blends in with the wrinkles on my foot now! ha ha Take care you!

lisafer said...

Youch!! A needle in the foot sounds way worse!! The things that happens to us when we're kids....