I’m happy to report this visit was pretty uneventful.
To be fair, it was more of a procedure than an operation. As has become usual, anaesthetic induced an itchy nose and tearfulness. You know when you’ve had too many doses when the anaesthetist recognises you and you’ve heard all his jokes that’re meant to reassure you. Ok, they did still work.
General wards are annoying if you’re not one of those people who likes to compare war stories; it’s a ridiculous competition with no winner. On the other hand, it’s a great motivation to get better and go home!
The doctor commented how the lymph node he removed was bigger than he expected but the incision was small. I’ll see him for a post-op exam this coming week. I’ve hobbled around since being discharged (the day after the procedure). It’s in an awkward position so twisting or bending is uncomfortable. I’m spending the weekend mostly sleeping it off and nervously watching out for signs of infection I may have picked up in my chemo-compromised state. All good so far:-)