As some of you know, I had a little fat tumor growing in my arm which is called a Lipoma. It has been there for a few years but recently it started hurting, so I opted to have it removed. My doctor was able to cut it out in the office, so I didn’t have to worry about all the bills associated with a general surgeon.
After a few injections of local anesthetic he made an approximately one inch incision in my arm, all the way through the skin and down into the fat layer where he carved out the lipoma. Then he stitched me back up with three sutures. The whole procedure took about 30 minutes from the time he injected me to the time I was headed out the door.
It has been about 24 hours since I had the procedure. The wound is periodically sore, kind of feels like somebody punched in arm really, really hard. Other than that it only hurts if you poke the wound directly.
Part of me was worried, as you never know what you are going to find when you start cutting something out of somebody, but luckily for me every thing went OK. I really shouldn’t be typing this, as it makes the arm a little sore, but fuck it. I’ll take it easy tonight. But tomorrow, I have some more writing to do 🙂