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Much less pain with office procedure. Hallelujah

Mar 24, 2016 4:26 PM

So had an abscess lanced this afternoon that was a repeat offender. So it was very interesting to smell smoke in the room. But because it was deep, they elected to use a Bovie to I guess cauterize tissue, but really the only pain that I felt was with lidocaine and skin incision. I must admit that smelling smoke coming up was a little alarming but not to worry. It's also really nice to have a surgeon that knows me better then I know myself at times. She could instantly tell I guess by my body language that something was bothering me. I also really do feel better about Monday morning now that we have talked about it.
She said to me," Amanda, you are going to do just fine. You've always done great with us for any kind of procedure." So that gave me a lot of hope and put a smile back on my face. Blessings.

Mar 24, 2016 9:30 PM

Just a few twinges of pain tonight but much better then normal.

Mar 25, 2016 6:06 AM

Flappys, it also feels very empowering to me to educate some of the individuals in my medical team about pseudotumor. A lot of people have never even heard that term primarily because it is so rare. Approximately 1-2 people out of 100,000 have this condition.

Mar 25, 2016 7:17 PM

Amanda glad it was a positive experience and you were in trusted hands!

Mar 25, 2016 7:54 PM

MSK, the first packing change tonight did not go all that well. Got the dressing off, got in the shower and felt really queezy. I'm okay, no falls or incidents. Just need an extra pair of hands with it. Can deal with it over the weekend, but I need to schedule an appointment to get them to change it. Can't do it alone.

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