Thursday, October 29, 2009
Back under the knife
Luckily, my appointment with Dr. B1 Thursday morning went as well as I hoped it would.
I showed up early, Dr. B1 was on time, and he set up a hospital visit on Tuesday for more biopsies. On Friday I have to go back to Kaiser for the pre-op appointment.
I guess I was naive in thinking that this round of biopsies would be simpler than the other two that I have had this year. I've never had a biopsy under only local anesthesia; I've been given full anesthesia and hospitalized for each one.
I'm kind of curious about what I'm missing when I'm knocked out on the OR table with sharp instruments poking around the inside of my mouth. My only reference points are "E.R." and "M*A*S*H." (Come to think of it, Dr. B1 sort of resembles television's version of Hawkeye Pierce.)
I have five days to think about it.