Friday, July 13, 2007

Post-partum pain

No, I wasn't pregnant. I removed a bad salivary gland today and the post-op pain is... painful. I kept my eyes opened throughout the surgery so I could watch the surgeon work (so brave right!). The glasses they gave me protected my eyes from the blinding light overhead, while the doctor's bedside manners kept me amused despite the swelling numbness and gum aches. "Ohh beautiful, what a nice incision." "Oh look at it, so cute, it's like a little grape." as I grunted my muted responses to his comments.

I didn't get a photo of my salivary gland floating in formaldehyde because of poor bunny memory to remind self to do so, but this site gives a pretty mean summary of the surgery (warning: bloody). 4 stitches; the cut seems very big. I hope it heals quick, it's so hard to talk or eat anything :'(

6 comments:

mehmeh said...

gee. u are damn disgusting, fancy putting a picture of that! hah, nope, this aint gonna illicit any sympathy points from the meme. p/s, hygiene, hygiene!

Sivasothi said...

Aiyoh aunty, how to pout liddat?

bunny said...

boohoo. VERY painfully. to think the doctors all said the swelling would be sexy. ick.

Mykel said...

Wah! The Flaming Lips sial.

Yujin said...

ouch. It looks like having the pain of 5 huge ulcers at the same spot. How come liddat ah?

Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
- kay