Friday, March 23, 2012

My first surgery experience (Part 1)

Fret not! Don't be scared by the word 'surgery', it's just a minor surgery but it is still a surgery. What am I trying to say? *Cough Cough* haha...

Ok, let's get serious. Here's the story:

I just had a minor surgery to remove a cyst 2 days ago (Wed). If you don't know what is a cyst, kindly refer to the article below. Lazy to explain, haha.

I know, you wanna ask where did I operated or where is the cyst grown, right?
Ermm, a bit to share to tell, it is at my buttock cheek, the butt area where it comprises of mostly fat. Guess what? When my housemate (a guy) asked, I actually told him that it is at a private part but it is not the part he thinks. He was so fed up with my reply. Lol...just kidding. Well, you can't blame me with the weird answer I gave as I am too shy to tell.

Ok, let's continue with the history of this cyst. I actually found a small hard lump in my butt cheek quite sometime ago. It is at a place where I got accidentally knocked. I just ignored it because I thought it was a bruise that will go away after sometime but it never did. I did not take it seriously because I did not feel uncomfortable. However, I felt a little uneasy lately. It felt like the pain you got due to bruise. I tried to message it as if it is a bruise but it just won't go away. I also felt that it had grown bigger and it turned more and more red.

So what I did then? I went Google for the symptoms. Haha..Google is man's best encyclopaedia. I suspected it was a cyst and I went to see Doctor the next day. My assumption was right.

I went to the medical centre besides my office around 10am ++ with just my name tag and mobile phone, thought that not that serious. The first Doctor told me that a surgery might be needed to remove it and referred me to a surgeon. Before I can do the surgery, Doc said I need to get a guarantee letter from the HR since it was covered by the company.

While waiting for the surgeon, I got to know from my colleague that a few days are needed for HR to issue the letter. So, I thought: Oh, I will be operated a few days later if needed.

I managed to see the surgeon after a long waiting and he confirmed that surgery is necessary. Well, since as expected, I calmly told the surgeon I need to a few days to get the guarantee letter before hand. The surgeon then said he can do it that evening or next morning. Once again, I told him I can't without the letter and I will come back to do it a few days later. While writing something on a paper, the surgeon said that's why I am writing a letter now and you have to remove the cyst soon else it grows bigger day by day. He assured that the nurses will take care of everything for me.

Confused and thought: Ok, maybe I'll come back in the evening and I can go lunch with my colleagues first. I text-ed my colleagues and asked them to wait for me to have lunch. A few minutes later, the nurses called my name and asked a few details. After that she said: "Done, you can admit now, please sign the in-patient admission form. There are only 4-bedded rooms left now."

Shocked! I said: "Huh? now? Can I go back and take something first?"
Nurse: "No. 4 bedded room ok? There is no other room left. Please sign the form."
I signed and asked again: "Can I go back for awhile?"
Nurse: "You can ask your family to pack for you."
Me: "........"

 To be continue....
Taken after the surgery