Charles A. Mackenzie (cleanhead42) wrote,
Charles A. Mackenzie

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My Upcoming Adventure in Day Surgery

On Tuesday, April 20th, I am going to UBC Hospital for day surgery to care of an umbilical hernia. This is something that has given my belly button the appearance of not being able to make up it's mind whether to be an "innie" or an "outie". The state of my belly button first came to my attention about seven years ago. It was one day last summer that I was in such acute pain that I went to my physician. He examined it and referred me to a surgeon.

I am a little nervous as this is the first surgery I've since 1962. I am aware this is a relatively minor procedure. The prospect of a surgical scar does not particularly bother me. It beats having an ugly looking navel. However, one aspect that does put me ill at ease is that I am required to remove all piercings, i.e. my nipple rings (12 gauge). For me, there is just something inherently unnatural about not having metal rings going through my nipples. Mind, I'm reasonably sure that can be remedied with relative ease.

Now all that is left to do is arrange among my circle of friends a "responsible adult" to give me a ride home (or at least escort me home) after the procedure.

As I said before, I am a little nervous about this. As such, I would appreciate anyone out there in LiveJournalland lighting some candles to the gods on my behalf.
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