Tuesday, May 8, 2012
They also teased me about my back ink. When you have a procedure done, the doctor initials the area to be worked on (here's the pic from my knee), but he wondered if he'd be able to see it with all the ink I already have, lol. Then they wondered what it was I had inked on my back. Oy. You see, I had a tat put on when I was heavy. At the time, it was a (very large - and not intended to be so) celtic heart with wings. As I lost half of my self, lol, the tat contorted. It now looks like a pretzel with wings. Not what I had in mind. My daughters tell me it's to remind me not to eat pretzels, hahaha. Goobs.
I had to be awake, simply for the procedure, but since I'm allergic to dye, I really had to be awake. Normally, contrast dye is injected into the lumbar area, then X-rays are used to guide the needles exactly where they need to go. It's a wee bit trickier without the dye. My luck. But, I have an amazing doctor, and he zipped right through it. No complications, I was moved to recovery then sent home where I slept away the sedation. I had some pains last night, just little stuff they told me to expect, and I get to remove the bandages tonight. Yay! I'm allergic to adhesive, too, so I'm hoping there's no major blisters under there.
Anyway. I'm back at work today, still icing off and on, but so far no pain. Yay!!! And.... I can cross my legs again! Woot!!
In other news (lol), today's cooler is up http://recipeforfitness.com/todays_cooler.html. What's in YOUR cooler?? :-)