I'm feeling very sorry for myself. Haven't been in this much pain in a very long time, well, if ever!
Yesterday I went to the dermatologist to remove a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck. I've had it for a very long time - years in fact. It started off as a blackhead, then became a small pea-sized lump. It didn't bother me however, it wasn't painful, it was just there. In the last two weeks, unfortunately, it got bigger - to the size of a R5 coin maybe, and became quite sore, tender and itchy... So I knew something would have to be done about it.
I was reassured that at 12 weeks pregnant, it's safe to have the local anaesthetic used.
I had hoped the doctor would only need to make a small incision and drain it, but nope, he said he's going to have to cut it out...
The local anaesthetic injection was so, so painful, but luckily over in a few seconds. Then the doctor said words that he would later have to take back, "the worst part is over now." The cyst was a lot deeper than the dermatologist had initially realised, and as he was cutting, I started feeling it. Ouch, ouch, ouch! He injected me again, and carried on, and after a few minutes I had to tell him no, it's too sore, he must stop, so he injected me a 3rd time. Ouch, ouch, ouch!
I think it took about ten minutes for the whole procedure, but oh my word, it was the longest 10 minutes of my life. The feel and the smell of blood running down the side of my neck and face had me feeling very dizzy and faint!
It's in such a horrible spot, centre of back of my neck (well, luckily I can't see it, I guess) but it means lying down is very uncomfortable, and I also can't move my head sideways.
My expectation had been that, yes, it's going to be painful, but then it's over and done with and I can just carry on. But gosh, it was so much worse than I ever imagined it would be! I can't pick Mia up at all, it's too sore - we skipped our Tots class today because of this, which is a pity.
I have to go back next Monday to have the 3 stitches removed. I'm already dreading it, remember how painful it was when he removed the stitches after he cut my moles out. Ouch ouch ouch.
On a happier, positive note, at least I have something to look forward to - today is our 12-week scan! Very excited to see this lil belly-bean again!