Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Take That Hook Out."

One of the many charming medical phrases I heard during outpatient surgery today. ("Blot" was another.) The cancer was more aggressive, deeper and wider than expected. They had to go in twice to cut everything out, then do a skin graft to cover the wound. Luckily, the cancer didn't migrate into the cartilage or I'd be Mr. Odd Nose. (Clever remarks notwithstanding.) Or worse. Anyway, my wife hung out while the doctors did their medical chores, then drove us home. Blood keeps draining into my mouth, making everything taste like I'm eating at the craft service table on Dawn of the Dead. But I'll take such minor discomforts. In the world of cancer, I skated big time.


Kate said...

It's been on my mind all day-and now it's over.
Thank God.

John P. McCann said...

The most painful part was the needle for the numbing drug they jab into your nose repeatedly.

But God took pity and nudged me into the doctor's office on time.

Virginia said...

Are you trying to show me up?? Seriously, I'm glad it is over and that you are now on the mend. Sending lots of good karma your way.

John P. McCann said...

Thanks, Virginia.

Though compared to you guys, I had Little League cancer.

Better make that t-ball.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking you were going to get a cute button nose out of this. Apparently not.

I am glad they were able to grab what they needed to grab. And that you are home.

For the next few days, try not to laugh when you drink milk.

Tom R

John P. McCann said...

You shouldn't have said that, Tom.

I just had a twin-jetter at breakfast.

takineko said...

Aww.. sorry to hear that, but Im' glad they were still able to cut it out-- when's the next appointment?

John P. McCann said...

Next appointment is this Thursday.

They take out the nose stitches.

If I had Twitter, I still wouldn't Tweet the event.

Craig "Voiceroy" Crumpton said...

Sorry I'm coming in so late on this. I hope it heals quickly.

John P. McCann said...

So far, so good, Craig.

The band aid I have to wear on my nose makes me look like a young Karl Malden.

Craig "Voiceroy" Crumpton said...

@John: I doubt that. Karl Malden was born old.