Some of you may remember my scare last year of a small growth on the crown of my head. It was biopsied in September with negative results for cancer. Well the little sucker came back, bigger and creepier than ever.
On Monday, I had an outpatient procedure to remove it and have another biopsy done. This time a large chunk of my scalp was removed and 7 stitches sewed me back together. First I was given 3 LONG shots in my head to numb the area. Then my doctor cut and cut and cut out an area about an inch by a half an inch. Then he sewed me up. The whole thing took about 40 minutes. They plastered my head with triple neosporin antiseptic and we were on our way.
The procedure was finished at 4:00, and I felt fine for the next 11 hours of so. I went to bed with my head and feet elevated. By 3:00 a.m. I worke up with the mother of all throbbing headaches! OOOWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEE! A Tylenol with codine took a little of the edge off, but I could not go back to sleep, so I got up at 4:00, made coffee, and tried to read with Luigi snuggled with me on the couch. Every 4 hours, I get another pain pill, and am comfortably asleep for a couple of hours!
On Tuesday I had a two hour group to do in the afternoon, cancelled the rest of my clients. I also have quite a lovely hairdo (bed-head with lots of neosporin added). I will be a fashionista in sweats and a hat for my group. Wednesday, my interns are coming to my house for supervision from 9-1. I can lay on the couch in my sweats.
Then I plan an afternoon nap before one client at 5.
Thursday, I will get to wash my hair! Whoo Hoo!
The photo shows my funny and wonderful nurses with my very kind surgeon on the phone in the background! They were great. It's a good thing, as this is just the beginning of a likely 4 more surgeries, skin grafts, etc. YIKES!