I'm sure that was painful! I had a mole removed from my face after it changed shape and color. They gave me a shot before doing it to numb it but it was not wholly numb when they started cutting it. Boy let me tell u, i screamed bloody murder! Luckily the pain went away in a day so u'll feel better hopefully by tmr.
Also had to have two BIG lumps removed from my left breast within two years! First lump was the size of a baseball. Dr couldn't believe I didn't notice it when I showered. I just thought it was tissues or something. How dumb can I be!? Grin. Blondiegirl, I know what u mean about overdoing it and trying not to show that u are in pain- I was very very DUMB. The day after surgery I went and interpreted for a deaf/blind guy at a conference ( to interprete for a deaf/blind person is the same as what u see with Helen Keller- u sign, the deaf/blind person has his/her hands on ur hands as u sign.) Well, I didn't think or realize that as I sign, I'd be using breast muscles and his weight caused me to use more muscles and I was taking pain killers so the pain was not noticeable until after I overdid it. Guess what happened!? I developed a blood clot, my breast swelled almost double in size, it was black and blue from shoulder blade to stomach. I suffered PAIN for over a year after that. 2nd lump was the size of a small lemon (guess better than baseball?
)AND I took it very easy that time!!! Luckily both lumps turned out to be benign - different things but not cancerous. Now I have a BIG PHOBIA of drs and have not gone back for breast checkups because I KNOW they will want to cut me open again! NO THANK YOU!
I don't know why I shared this- maybe to help u feel better?! Grin. Hang in there...