Well, the first part is over. Infact yesterday was the ligation only, the scleroptherapy will come mid-August. This is how I looked yesterday:
And this is how it looks today, although it is starting to bruise up now and is pretty achey and sore:
This is the lower cut. The upper one is right in my groin. Noone wants to see that. Or this probably.
It was an interesting experience. I had just a local anaesthetic, which means that I could feel no pain. Well almost no pain, but i could feel everything. I could feel the surgeon digging into my leg. That was painful. Very strange sensation, just feeling the inside of my leg being dug into and a dull pain coming from within. Very very strange and horrible. The nurse was so nice and kept stroking me, giving me a sense of well being. I tried deep cleansing breaths and thank the lord that I have been recently watching 'Dharma and Greg' to remind me about deep cleansing breaths. When I believed in God and was an active Catholic, I used imagine Jesus Christ's suffering on the cross when I was in pain and difficulty and it would help me through. Being a catholic rocks so much, to have such effective pain relief on hand at any time and such a close relationship with pain and suffering is the best. Don't even get me started on the joy of guilt and shame. And the rituals. The standing up and sitting down, the holy water, the cracker that is the flesh, the wine that is the blood. I rue the day when I woke up and smelled the soy latte.
Anyway, it was all over in an hour and we hobbled home. I hardly slept last night because: a) it was about 100% humidity last night and b) There were only 2 positions that were comfortable with the wounds and 3) I was really snoring so I woke Kei and myself.
I had to be at the hospital again this morning for a dressing change and wound check. At 8.30. So I am really knackered now. I have many things I would like to be doing but, although I am allowed do everything besides serious sports, it does actually hurt a lot after wandering round for an hour or so and I think I shoud rest a little and let my body heal after a fitful night.
So I am avoiding all workish things today and am staying home and trying to stay of the painkillers. For the baby Jesus.
Labels: leg, operation