Big surprise huh? This time it was for the removal of a lipoma from my shoulder. I started to feel like Igor from Young Frankenstein ... remember him? He had that hump that moved around a lot during the movie.
Actually, a lipoma is a soft tissue mass that moves too (not quite that much) but in my mind it had become just as noticeable.
Plastic surgeon removed it and originally said it was a simple procedure that should take just 20 minutes.
He obviously didn't know me well. I'm the 5% guy who always has other issues even with simple surgery. This time it was attached to the muscle so it took longer and required a little deeper "dig" (like really close to China).
I thought that was a crazy premise until I had surgery and I looked at my back and shoulder.
Oh well, pain killers, a new attractive accessory called a drain that is pinned to my shirt for a week and a great excuse for a pity party over the weekend will be my life for the next few days. Then back to a normal life for me.
Normal? Is that when the ICU nurse wakes me up from anesthesia and says, "Hi Joel ... are you back again? Hey I read your blog ..."