Friday, June 27, 2014
So at my visit since my neck lump was bigger again and I could feel it at certain points more again, he said they had to drain it. He was going to start with a needle but if it was pus again, then he'd have to make a small incision to drain it that way. Once he went in with the needle, neither of his guesses were right because it was filled with blood. Well he called it a blood byproduct because it wasn't fresh blood. He said it will continue to fill up. He removed 9cc. Good thing I am good with needles is all I have to say. Even with a numbing agent you can still feel a lot. Now the doctor said I should have it removed within a month versus last time when he said "it's not pressing so remove it in a month or two." I got some information on the surgery. It will take 2 hours. I will be under general anesthesia. I have to go in a week prior to the appointment for an office visit. I will be restricted with exercise for a few weeks after. I'm still allowed to hold Ella but I have to pick her up with my legs and she can't touch my neck. That is going to be tough!
I snapped that picture of the tray when we were moving rooms before getting started. I wish I could have had pictures of my neck getting drained.