day two

April 5, 2010 at 2:39 am (doctors) (, )

My dermoid cyst was apparently not as cool as this one, since it didn’t have any teeth. It was, however, ten centimeters long (the size of a grapefruit). Two days ago, its claws were dislodged from my left ovary by some surgeons that were also kind enough to drain a cyst on my right ovary while they were down there poking around.

The result of this is that the weird pain in my right ovary that I had for about a week should no longer be an issue, that it will no longer come and go at its own leisure, or hurt when I go to the bathroom. It also means I have a massive gash in my stomach that’s taped together, and that I can’t do anything for four to six weeks while I heal. As a result, I began this blog while sitting in my hospital bed, waiting for my boyfriend to come back from feeding the cat to keep me company for the second night of no sleep and sweaty, narcotic induced nightmares.

I’m home now, wondering what I’m going to do for the next month, and slightly concerned about the fact that I’m not going to be able to work for that long. I didn’t do much today other than eat obscene amounts of pasta from Noodles and Co., but maybe tomorrow will yield something more exciting. I lost four pairs of earrings during this ordeal– I had to remove them prior to surgery, and because my mother didn’t put the container holding them in my personal belongings bag, I am now missing one very expensive pair of internally threaded onyx and titanium earrings, another pair that I’ve had since I was a baby, a pair shaped like stars that my mom bought for me, and a lame silver pair from The Icing that had a very finicky backing. Since the decision to retire most of my piercings has been made for me, I think I’m going to take advantage of not having to work to dye my hair purple.


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