Not for the squeemish: Post surgical incisions

If you’re viewing this post from my blog’s home page, you’ll have to click the continuation link to view the photo. It’s a little bit gross.

Post surgical incisions, originally uploaded by jronaldlee. Some rights reserved: CC BY 2.0.

If you click the photo, you will be taken to my flickr page where you can zoom in a bit. The photo was taken about 20 hours after my surgery. Dr. Klingler ripped the packing material he left in the incisions out without warning, leaving me no time to get dramatic about how much it was going to hurt.

I admit it. I screamed.

I’m feeling woozy as I type this. A little nauseous, pretty shaky. The combination of adrenalin, pain, and Percocet has me well below 100 percent. As I type this, I’m getting worn out, and thinking about a nap. Good news: will be discharged after a tetanus shot. Get to sleep in my own bed tonight.


  1. mom says:

    OK, I think I finally think tattoos may have their place. For Christmas, I’m going to pay for one for you. It’s almost Biblical. Visualize this with me: it will be on your forehead. It will be a tattoo of a power drill (or stapler :) . There will be a red circle around the drill, with a slash through it, and around the circle will read: “No Power Tools Allowed”. Then we will come in the dark of night and slip away with all your power tools, and you will not be able to buy, and no will sell you any more.
    Good idea, huh.

  2. Melissa says:

    I will be glad to take the power tools off your hands…I mean if what your mom said is going to happen ;)

  3. mom says:

    Hi Melissa – is there a pun intended with “off your hands”?! hands, arms, legs, feet, head, torso – off all body parts! We may have to gang up on him ;)

  4. maura297 says:

    V for victory!

  5. James says:

    You can have my power tools when you pry them from my surgically repaired fingers? Actually, I think I’d rather just keep them, thank you. Too many projects left to do. ;-)

  6. mama-san(se) says:

    Is that a question??! You may be ichi-ban? but I know Mexican judo? AND those lightening fast ninja t-shirt folding moves?, and I brot you in to this world and I can take you out?… (to mix a few famous quotes into fearsome questions myself), but if you can keep all body parts a reasonably safe distance from your power tools?, we’ll call it a draw for now?. . . . . . . . .
    PS love the fire place pic, did you cook more hot dogs?

  7. James says:

    No more hot dogs… yet. Someone said something about providing advanced hot dog cooking utensils, and I felt it would be disrespectful to do it before that happened.

    Here’s me committing to keeping my fingers out of the power tools. Yeesh. Maybe I’ll buy some steel gauntlets.

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