Surgery experience


Never thought I’d ever have to go for surgery. I had managed to avoid knee surgery so far but I never planned on having my ear operated. Ever since I was young, I refused to get my ears pierced. My reason, I didn’t want a hole on my earlobe.

Today I had a minor operation done on my left ear due to pinna seroma. The entire procedure took less than 20 minutes. The waiting time was long. I wasn’t nervous until my name was called and I had to head downstairs to the O.T waiting area.

I hated the backless gown. Of course there’s a coat we wear to cover our back. Then when I was being strapped on the operating table, I started to feel nervous. I was on local anesthetic. The first 2 injections were painful. Then my ear became numb. But the local anesthetic wore off in about 2 hours and I’m in pain.


Surgery Day

Tomorrow is my surgery day. Going for a minor operation on my external left ear due to Pinna Seroma. I’ll try not get too nervous but I suppose I’m more worried about getting extremely hungry in the morning.

It Is Time

Here’s a brief update for those who have been reading. After efforts in conservative treatment have failed, it’s finally time for surgery. I am scheduled for surgery next Friday. I somehow feel at peace about it. However, peace doesn’t mean I’m not afraid of the fact that someone would be having tools inserted in my joint to relieve me from my misery.

This morning I came across this verse which really spoke directly at me.

Isaiah 43:2

New King James Version (NKJV)

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

I will be rather busy trying to settle things before I go on surgical leave. Hence, I may stop writing for a while.

The Long Wait

My next appointment to see my orthopedic won’t be till 30 January.  I found that this afternoon, whenever I’m walking, the moment I lift my leg from the ground, the side of my right kneecap is slightly tender. The fact is this kneecap pain has been troubling me since late November and it got worse. February is coming. I’m almost ready to give up on conservative treatment and go under the knife. This, I’m sure is another kind of pain. Now I just have to endure till 30 January. But which leg should I get treated first? The left or the right?