Totally non tech related, and kind of gross (no pictures, though). You’ve been warned.
I went to my doctor yesterday because I had this bump thingy on my right ring finger. It’s been there for months, but only recently started getting much bigger, bleeding, etc. I was pretty sure it was a wart or something, but it was time to get it looked at.
Got to the doctor, pulled off the homemade bandage I had on it (which made it start bleeding all over the place), and the doctor decided it wasn’t a wart (likely a benign granuloma – regenerative tissue around a splinter or something that just wasn’t stopping like it should), and he wanted to cut it off. Yay.
I’m not exactly proud to admit it, but I get faint when I’m in a lot of pain and/or see a lot of my own blood. This qualified as both. The doctor laid me down on the table, so I didn’t pass out and fall off. and proceeded to inject anesthetic in several spots around the tender area. Yee-owch! That was definitely the most painful part. After that, I couldn’t feel much more than a dull ache as he sawed the little protuberance off, then cauterized it with the little electric zapper (worst. smell. ever.). It was very painful for a few hours after the anesthetic wore off, but a couple ibuprofen took care of that, and it feels fine today.
It’s all wrapped up now, and I have to go back in a couple of days to see what it was, and get it checked, but I just thought I’d share. Oh, and the bandage I have on my finger now makes typing take twice as long as normal (and causes typos every other word that I have to go back and fix), so if blogging is a little light the next few days, now you know why.