Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who needs two hands anyways?

  Just got home from my doctor's appointment. New (to me) doctor, new office... nice place (If I do say so myself) Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Dr. Yamamoto (no joke) got my vote right off, since we're both cack-handed. So he takes a look at my wrist, attempts to move my hand around (yeah, no I don't think so) and says "Looks like a pretty good cyst there. You're going to want to excise that one. Oooooook. Can you do that here, what does that entail? I ask starting to breathe rather shallowly. Oh no, says he, you'll want Dr. Gabriel for this job; he's a hand surgeon. I'll give you a referral.

(that pause.... that was me dying a little inside)

Oh.. ok. Is this pretty serious then?

Well (he smiles) a little, you see... the cyst has developed roots that go under your tendons... to remove it he'll have to open up your hand and get up under your bones and tendons to get it all.

(this pause.... that was me trying not to throw up on the new doctor)

Sigh ... ok, so what do I do now?

Now, you wait until his staff calls you to make an appointment. Here's a RX for Naproxen... should last two weeks, by then you'll have heard from them and you can go see him for a consult.

Now I'm at home with my head spinning and I'm starting to get scared. Yes, I'm happy I have an idea now, but that's about all I'm happy about. So now I get to spend then next two weeks (or until they call me) with my hand wrapped up in an ace bandage (drs orders) and taking naproxen twice a day.

Tell me you've had a better day?


  1. Well compared to your day I've had a fab. one...
    Did he say that the referal would get back to you ASAP?

  2. No he only said I should hear back sometime before I run out of meds, and that will be in 2 weeks.

  3. Oh my, that sucks. Here's hoping that you'll breeze through the procedure without any hassles whatsoever.

    ....and hey, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I heart you too!XO

  4. The cyst is on your wrist? My dad had one there too and one night he hit his wrist on a desk or something and it popped...so no surgery for him. Hang in there and let us know what happens. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

  5. Wow, I think I'd be a little scared too. But, I'm sure you'll be fine.

    Stopping by from SITs.


  6. Welcome to SITS! I am also a new blogger. I hope everything works out with your hand, I don't know how I'd manage with only one!

  7. I am right there with you(the pauses, the near vomit) It sounds like you are in good care. Hope everything works out and that you and back to normal soon.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  8. Oh man, that sounds scary...I'd be freaking out right there with ya.

    Visiting you from SITS--have a great day!

  9. Compared to your day, I can't complain. I hope all goes well. Anytime they mention surgery, its scary (no matter how minor).


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