Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Alice the Camel has one hump...

WARNING! The following pictures gross my husband out! Proceed with caution!!

About five years ago I noticed there was a lump on the back of my neck, so I went to the doctor to get it checked out. He told me because it was soft and not painful it was probably just a fat pocket. It has a technical name, but I can't remember what that is. I do however say it to the tune of the hot pocket commercial which is hard to explain in writing if you haven't seen the commercials. I digress. I won't say I really forgot about the lump, but I didn't think much of it until about the last year. I thought it may have gotten a little bigger so in November I went to the doctor again. He told me the same thing as the five years ago doctor, but he told me I could get it removed and he would also remove a mole that I have always had while he was at it. Bonus for me because Chris has been threatening to cut that mole off with the fingernail clippers since we first got married. Well today was surgery day. Chris kept asking me if I was nervous, but I was actually excited because with the anesthesia I would get, I would have an excuse to sleep all day and feel no guilt. Everything went really well, but I only got to sleep for about 2 1/2 hours before the kids found me (by kids I mean Dalin). Luckily there is very little pain, I feel completely normal and although they sent the tissue out for testing the consensus is that it is indeed just a fat pocket. Here are the before and after pictures which really aren't very gross, Chris is just a wimp.

It looks like a pretty long incision, but it's only about an inch I don't know what the extra is. The doctor used Dermabond so I don't even have to have a bandage to worry about keeping dry.

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