Update + My POST-OP DELIRIUM!!!

SQUEAMISH PEOPLE ALERT! One picture below of the scar on my neck!

So first, an update on my status. It's 6:20pm and my Internal Medicine team just left. The attending and the intern didn't have much to say from the prelim results of my biopsy (10pm yesterday), just that it's not leukemia, it's lymphoma. Here they are (don't worry - they're laughing about something else, not my likely diagnosis :P ).

 DR. TSAO (INTERN) + DR. REDDING (ATTENDING) HAVE BOTH BEEN GREAT TO WORK WITH! 

DR. TSAO (INTERN) + DR. REDDING (ATTENDING) HAVE BOTH BEEN GREAT TO WORK WITH! 

My dad, mom, sister, fiance (acronym: DMSF) were in the room as the two doctors said we'd have to wait  for a few more days before finding out the complete info. Alas - it is all a long waiting game. 

It's the worst part of it all.

But... I understand. So we'll move it along. I am recovering from the biopsy. Neck is sore from the 1.75" incision along my neck. Throat is even more sore from the intubation from the anesthesiologist. What sucks about that is that I can't inhale food the way I want to after not eating for...

22 hours.

I needed to dramatize that because I love food and I was unable to eat any of it or drink liquids - not even water - before the biopsy! They fed me sustenance in the form of fluids into the IV shoved into my arm. Yippee!

 

 THE SCAR FROM THE BIOPSY. LOOK AT THAT BABY - OH YEAH. THE ENT (EAR NOSE THROAT) SURGEONS TOOK OUT AN ENTIRE SWOLLEN LYMPH NODE TO STUDY. 

THE SCAR FROM THE BIOPSY. LOOK AT THAT BABY - OH YEAH. THE ENT (EAR NOSE THROAT) SURGEONS TOOK OUT AN ENTIRE SWOLLEN LYMPH NODE TO STUDY. 

But the REAL STORY HERE is the delirium I experienced after I woke up after the surgery. I got all drugged up and when I arrived back at my room, I apparently announced:

"This girl's coming back the way she left... SPICY!!!"
(I know, palm-to-face. But hey, I was high on something.)

Apparently I also looked like this.

 ME AND ONE OF MY AWESOME NURSES, KALISHA!

ME AND ONE OF MY AWESOME NURSES, KALISHA!

Here are my sis and Tim being super mature about it.

 THANKS, GUYS.

THANKS, GUYS.

 MY PHARMA-DRUGGED OUT VERSION OF THE VULCAN SALUTE. SORRY, TREK FANS.

MY PHARMA-DRUGGED OUT VERSION OF THE VULCAN SALUTE. SORRY, TREK FANS.

Stephanie: *Vulcan Salute* - but backwards
Christina: “Gangstaaaa."
Stephanie: "I was gonna say live long and prosper but… that too."
Christina: "You're such a bad ass bitch!"
Stephanie: "Damn right, 5-1-0! Nickel and dime!"

For those of you who are confused, 510 = area code for where I grew up. (5 = nickel, 10 = dime. I know, super cool.)

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