Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday stuff, and stuff.

I have to go to San Saba today. It's the last make-up day for the week I spent fishing in Canada. No lecture today though. Just giving them a test, so maybe I'll be able to get out a bit early. I need to, seeing as how I'm supposed to be at the Scott & White hospital in Killeen at 3:45 for an operation.

Yep, I'm getting cut on today. I've had a cyst on my neck, where my back and neck meet, for years. It usually doesn't bother me, but Denise has been asking me to have it removed, and every now and then I sleep on it in such a way that I end up with a neck ache in the morning.

The doc says it's no big deal. It's not cancer or anything. But he says it's the sort of thing that will grow back if they don't get every little bit of it. The last time I went in to see him, I told him I'd like to have him cut it out. So, this afternoon, around 4PM, I'll be leanin' over the bench in his office, or somewhere. and he'll be carvin' away. You wanna see what it'll look like when I get cut on, click on this video. I warn you though, stay the hell away from those other zit related videos. Mmmmm, nasty. And by the way, mine should be about eight or ten times the size of that kids.

Also, I know you'll be shocked by this, but I've decided to have the doctor or his assistant take a few pictures of the procedure. You know, before, during and after shots. Denise is gonna drive me to the hospital, thinkin' that I'll probably be in no condition to drive myself home after. But I KNOW she's not gonna sit in on the procedure.

Talk about a weak stomach, Sheesh. All I have to do is start to say the word PUS and she's headed for the porcelain alter. I tell ya, it's almost as fun as chasin' her around with a rubber snake. So, she's talkin' about drivin' me. We'll see. As of now, I plan to be fully conscious and eating large quantities of Chinese food from Dynasty a few hours after the fact. It's my turn to pay, so Denise and Mom both know where they're goin', and that stuff is too good to pass up.

Anyway, Y'all be cool and check in regular for the bloody pictures. I can't wait to show 'em to ya. Cheers!

6 comments:

Suldog said...

Best of luck, FHB! Looking forward (?) to the photos.

Dave K said...

Heh. I have the same type of thing at the base of my neck but mine doesn't get very big, maybe an inch tops and it doesn't bother me.

Every couple of years or so it gets to bursting stage and one time my wife volunteered. She thought it would kind of ooze but it popped and some of it hit her face. She never volunteered again.

Pus is one of her pet "yuck" words along with phlegm. Spit something out in the toilet and she gets bent out of shape if I don't flush it "Because it's gross".

Hope all went well but I'm sure you managed.

BRUNO said...

Not unlike a pilonidal-cyst, except for its location.

And, you're correct---as usual!---in that the entire cyst-"sinus" has to be removed, in order to be a successful operation.

If you come-out with a hankerin' for some of General Tso's pus-filled chicken dishes---then you are, indeed, a much-better REAL-man than I.....!☺

FHB said...

Sully - Thanks man. It was easy.

dave K - Hey thanks for commenting. Yea, it's nasty. I used to see my mom pop the zits on my dad's back and wonder how the hell she stood it. I would have told him "Fuck you buddy! Go to a dermatologist, with you full friggin' govt medical coverage."

Bruno - Oh dude, the Generals chicken was in full effect, even as I filled the bandage with blood. It was a magical evening.

BRUNO said...

Then YOU are, indeed, the better man!!!

Great pics, too! I'm just thankful it was NOT a pilonidal-cyst---don't think I wanna see THAT part of your hairy anatomy...!!!

FHB said...

No doubt!