Neck Surgery

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Mendacity, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i don't know what's cuter, you or the cats! so glad you're ok, hope your recovery goes just as well!
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  2. Mendacity

    Mendacity I’m meaner than my demons

    They cut about an inch of my skull out around where the brain stem enters so that the pressure could be released. Basically 2 surgeries in one.
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  3. Mendacity

    Mendacity I’m meaner than my demons

    :p I'm not that cute!
  4. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    you are totally cute.
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  5. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    The patient doth protest too much methinks
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  6. pixels

    pixels hiatus / only back to vent

    pile of kitties! you are a dragon and they are your hoard. or maybe they're hoarding you.

    hope this past week has been restful for you and recovery goes smoothly going forward!
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  7. Mendacity

    Mendacity I’m meaner than my demons

    I'm feeling a little more lively now, and the Oxy / Percoset / Flexoril isn't knocking me out SO hard anymore

    Anyway, here's some pictures!

    This is me Pre OP, being bored because they had an AC failure and so we had to wait 4 hours before the OR was open.
    THIS is me Post OP. This is my normal 'coming out of anesthesia' face, which is to say that yes I always look really pissed off for whatever reason. who knows.

    They're under a cut because they are nasty.

    As a side note, he only did one incision on me instead of the normal three (one large and two smaller) because I had a LOT of muscle tissue on the back of my neck. It's a bit more invasive this way but it turned out well, would have been utter hell for me if he'd tried to do the three with how thick my muscle is.
    scar2.jpg scar.jpg

    Edit: Not actually a scar, still stitched up incision wound
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
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  8. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    That is a v nice stitched up wound, 10/10
    Also nice grumpy face.
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  9. Greywing

    Greywing Resident dead bird

    NICE. You officially have an excellent battle wound to show off. Doesn't counteract the unpleasantness and expense of the injury and recovery, I know, but it'll a damn cool scar.
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  10. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    your post op face is a+, it looks like ur staring into a camera a la "the office" style just like "fuck this shit. fuck ALLLLL of this shit. every single one of these shits should be fucked. and furk your shit too. amen."

    (i'm glad to hear you're doing better btw!! :"D you are a real trooper)
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  11. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    that is some pretty stitch work and will probably become a badass scar. A+
    also glad to hear you're feeling better!
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  12. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    that IS a cool scar and your post-op face is like- "this again??"
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  13. Mercury

    Mercury Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you're doing well. That is one HELL of an incision wound, dang! You don't even have to make up a badass story for how you got it when it scars - it's already badass!
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  14. Mendacity

    Mendacity I’m meaner than my demons

    It's hard to see in those pictures because of the bruising but they used purple stitching because my hair is purple. :')
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  15. Mendacity

    Mendacity I’m meaner than my demons

    Update! This is week 2 I think????? Idk
    But here's wounds!
    Under cut again for the faint of heart
    Week 2.jpg
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  16. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Looks good! :)
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  17. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    hey, that's healing really well!
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  18. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    woo! looks like it's healing pretty well!
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  19. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    That's awesome :D glad you're doing good
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  20. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    Nice, it really looks like it is doing well! I also have the weird impulse to kind of poke and play with the stitches, but that is pretty common in stitches. When my foot got stitched it was the same.
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