The actual procedure was more or less the best part. I wasn’t put to sleep but had local anesthetic and laughing gas (nitrous oxide). The laughing gas was awful because it felt the same as “coming to” after passing out, which is not only very painful in your hands and feet, but also made me panic. It worked well when I wasn’t hyperventilating and in the end the whole appointment only lasted about half an hour and I got out with no stitches or swelling.
Sadly, that’s only part one.
Day one on my pain medication was just fine. I felt super tired but didn’t have any pain. Today was a different story, though. I threw up several times trying to eat my high-fat food that would help keep the Vicodin down and ended up losing the fight. Now I’m using ibuprofen and trying to sleep off the remainder of the Vicodin. It’s for the best. I’m much too busy to not be able to do things like drive, take care of myself and concentrate (or best of all, eat).I’m quite bored and sick of being sick (I started off the week with nausea and puking). It’ll be a nice change of pace in a couple of days when I feel better.