Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just hit me with the Bible...

WARNING! This may be a little gross to some of ya'll. I know it is to me.

Ok. So for years I've had this thing on my arm. Just beside my elbow. It started off as a small knot, but through the years has grown to about the size of a quarter.

I actually had my doctor, Jeff Laubenthal, look at it about a year ago. He said it is a ganglian cyst. It's benign.... not really much to worry about.

I looked up ganglian cysts on Wikipedia. They are also called Bible bumps. Wanna know why? Because people used to get rid of them by whacking them with a Bible or other thick book! I can tell you now that's not going to happen here. No way, Jose'!

But it freaks out Heather. And honestly, as you can see, it really is kinda gross looking.

So Heather has been trying to get me to have it removed. In fact, she called me at the office earlier to remind me to call and make an appointment.

So since I'm not getting rid of it with the Bible, I called the doctor's office, expecting to get an appointment in the next couple of weeks or so.

It's at 7:30 tomorrow morning. They had a cancellation. Joy!

Ya'll, I have a very weak stomach and don't handle things like this well. I asked some questions, and basically have determined that I will be awake while Dr. Laubenthal is cutting this thing out. Kinda makes me queasy just thinking about it. I may pass out and bust my head open and then I'll really be in a fine mess.

Stay tuned.... If I can use my arm after he gets done cutting things out of it, I'll let ya'll know how it goes.


Wade's World said...

My sister passed out at the doctor once, fell off the exam table, smacked her chin on the tile floor, and her teeth went through her bottom lip.

But I'm sure that's not going to happen to you!!!

Good luck tomorrow and I'm sure it won't be too bad. Just don't look at what they are doing!!!

Dirt Princess said...

I dunno...whacking it with a Bible seems better. Take a few shots and let HEather beat on it!

Lianne said...

Woo. I wish I hadn't seen that.

My daddy used to get these on his wrist. His doctor always drained them with a needle, but they always came back. Good call getting it removed.

Hope it goes well!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Eww. Dang, hope it all "comes out" ok.
I thought maybe you had a bionic chip or something of the sort.