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A Little Surgery

Monday, May 23, 2011

Every year during my annual physical exam I'm reminded to have this little bump at the back my head removed. It's been there for years. It was even x-rayed to see if it's something to be concerned about. Apparently it's nothing serious. Still this year I decided to finally have it removed. It's a minor, outpatient procedure. It was done by a doctor in our office clinic who's also a surgeon. He said he's authorized to use the operating room in Megaclinic in SM Megamall so that is where he'll do it. 

We met at Megaclinic after work and I got dressed in a hospital gown and changed my shoes to a sterile one from their shoe rack. But they told me to put my shoes on the same shoe rack so those shoes aren't really sterile anymore. I lay on my stomach on the operating table but had nowhere to put my arms where it would be comfortable. So the attendants attached a makeshift arm rest to the operating table. I was amused by the whole thing because it's like a comedy sitcom. The procedure too about 15 minutes including the closing of the incision. 

Then Dr. D said the tape to hold the gauze in place won't stick to my hair. We needed to improvise. He said I needed a headband such as those worn by athletes to keep sweat from trickling down their face. Since I didn't have one with me, I got changed and went to SM department store to buy the headband. Couldn't find one so I got a headband for the hair with ribbon. P and Via met me after and we had dinner. I looked ridiculous walking around the mall wearing that headband with ribbon around my forehead. I even met an officemate who thought I did it on purpose. Some new style I was trying out.
I wasn't supposed to get it wet for about a week but the next day we played badminton and I just had to wash my hair and I washed it everyday after that. Luckily it didn't get infected. I blow dryed my hair each time making sure it was thoroughly dry and applied betadine plus I took antibiotics.

I healed quickly and the bald patch is not noticeable once hair is brushed over it.


lina May 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

Glad it's nothing.

LOL on the headband improvisation. :)

Catherine May 24, 2011 at 7:16 AM  

Dear Lina, I am glad that it was not serious and all is well. Blessings, Catherine xo

jellybelly May 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

Hi Catherine, thanks for visiting :)

Tetcha May 28, 2011 at 7:56 AM  

It's good to know that your minor surgery went well.

Anonymous,  May 28, 2011 at 11:05 PM  

Good thing, it's really nothing and you're fine. I also had some outpatient procedure before----I had a cyst removed from my breast. Now it's gone and it's a relief.

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