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Sep. 19th, 2014 02:59 am
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Unbelievably, I have 6 shifts left at work. Also unbelievably, I'd had only one session left at crossfit--that is, of course, til I paid up yesterday to get an additional week and two-thirds (I go on T/Th/Sa, but will be flying to Baltimore on the 4th, a Saturday), and now I've six sessions left of that, too.

I went to get my physical and bloodwork done on Wednesday. It was all rather anticlimactic, and my physician had a good laugh at the papers. "I'd love this job more," she said, "were it not for all the ridiculous paperwork," and I responded, "yeah, I hear you." I'm constantly nervous, every step in this process--I showed up to the physical after work, so I thought the whole time, fuck my blood pressure will be through the roof, always is after work, and sure enough it was in the 130's which is quite high for me. But all things being equal, that's a normal BP for most of the universe, and my labs were boring as well. I email the staff at the surgeon's constantly. "Is this in order?" I ask. "How about this?"

Probably, I won't relax til I'm actually on the table. Even then, I'm fairly certain that I'll become convinced I'll perish immediately. I don't know why I ever chose my profession, I'm such a hypochondriac, and all of you should count some blessings you aren't going to be with me post-surgery to hear about my self-diagnosed DVTs and MRSA.

Less than 3 weeks until surgery. It seems so unreal... It feels like it was just yesterday that I started binding, even. More than five years, and it's passed by like nothing at all.

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Date: 2014-09-19 03:16 pm (UTC)
devon: from LARP attack - see 08jul2005 on my LJ (Default)
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You'll be fine. Being nervous is healthy - it's a pretty significant surgery. You're really unlikely to die on the table, of course. I was freaking out about mine for quite some time.

I went to Baltimore for a woman doctor that I'm not sure is there anymore, but she was one of the few that did the keyhole. I'm sure the keyhole will work great for you, based on that one pic you posted with your cat.

The weird thing about keyhole is that there's going to be a scar line on the edge of your areola. For me, that meant that the edge never got completely soft, and my nipples are almost always erect. Which nobody ever commented on when I was a guy - not being objectified sexually is one benefit of being a guy, but it's sometimes a reminder of how fucked up our society is.

Anyways, I am geeked for you!

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Date: 2014-09-24 01:14 pm (UTC)
devon: from LARP attack - see 08jul2005 on my LJ (Default)
From: [personal profile] devon
Yes, it was Dr. Fischer! I'm sure she's even better now than she was in 1999. You have an experienced and conscientious surgeon on your side. She also had a great bedside manner, as surgeons go.

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Date: 2014-09-20 03:33 am (UTC)
mrkinch: Viggo looking like Hitch flashing the peace sign (hitch)
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Not sure how it happens, but time just seems to keep going by.*hugs*

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