Many things are going thru my head about the surgery like, what
is the after affect going to be like, and if I will have to have
drainage tubes and for how long.
am starting to get nervous of the unknown factors of the outcome
of the surgery, after talking to Geoff, it is starting to bother
me more in what the condition I am going to be in after the surgery.
I have always bounced back after any kind of surgery, from getting
my appendix removed, laser treatment, wisdom teeth removed, and
ingrown toenails removed. I have never liked being in hospitals,
and never will. It is just that smell or aroma that hospitals have
that just makes me sick to my stomach, on top of that the sight
of needles make me go crazy. I can’t stand the sight of them
and never will, it be like a phobia I guess.
was surgery day and it was a very long day. I was supposed to have
surgery at 2:30pm, and did not get in there until 4pm. I was very
hungry, and just wanted it to be over. The surgery was about three
hours, and I did not wake up until 9pm. I was very groggy and hardly
remember TLC being in my room as I woke up and saw my parents for
the first time. Today was the first time I was able to eat anything
in thirty-four hours. I could not wait to get the IV out of my hand.
I think that hurt more than my face at the time. It was plastic
instead of a needle.
lip is very swollen, and my eyebrow is starting to swell a little.
I have two drainage tubes and I was surprised that they do not bother
me as much as I thought they would. I have one attached to my lip
and one to my eyebrow. My laser treatment is somewhat swollen but
not as bad as my excisions are.
I am currently in my hospital apartment doing this entry. My parents
are starting to be very bossy telling me what I can and can not
do, but I keep setting them straight and have to remind them that
I am not 12 years-old anymore. I know they are just doing the parent
thing but it is starting to get on my nerves.
the past two days I have been pretty swollen, and tired. On the
19th my cheek and eyebrow where so swollen in the morning that I
could not see out of my eye for several hours. Day by day the swelling
has gotten better in the morning. Yesterday my cheek was really
swollen, but has gone down today. I really don’t feel too
much pain because of the meds, and my toleration of pain over the
years on my face.
I got my drainage tubes removed yesterday, finely, and does it
feel good to have them gone. Now that I am at home I slept a lot
better last night than the rest of the week put together. I will
be able to get my stitches removed in four days.
This will be going on for the next month, I will not be able to
see any good results for at least a month, after the swelling goes
Well it has been over two months now since my surgery and all is
healed up. My eyebrow looks very good. You can barely even see the
scar from surgery. My lip took almost a month and a half to heal,
but now is starting to go back. I have some sort of bubble under
the skin. Dr. Waner does not think it is a problem, but everyone
knows what goes on in the back of the mind when a doctors’
My next surgery is Aug 2nd. I will be having surgery the same day
as Geoff Ritchie.