Monday, June 8, 2009

Shot in the Back

Needles, pricking, cutting or anything that has to do with poking something into the body is not my thing at all. Even after having a baby… I’m still not comfortable having this stuff done when I’m by myself. Call me a baby… or a scaredy-cat, but it’s just not something I like doing! It has always gives me the hebe-jeebies and deep down I think it always will!! But I must say I have gotten much better; I didn’t even ask the nurse to hold my hand this time! ;)

This afternoon I had a dermatologist appointment. Dermatologist and my family… well let’s say I think there has only been ONE time a mole hasn’t been removed from someone’s body during a visit! SO I went in there fully knowing that there would be needles, pricking and cutting going on! My family (mostly my mom) has been asking me for about a year, maybe longer, to get this terrible mole removed off my back. I meant to do it 6 months ago… but pushed it off because I knew what “getting it looked at” entailed.

It turns out my mom was right; when the doctor looked at it he said it was a good thing she made me do it. He told me he would remove the two moles and took off what he could see and sent it out for testing. It wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, I’m pretty darn proud of myself. However, he is pretty sure that I will have to come in for a deeper extraction. I should know more in two weeks, but all-in-all, it wasn’t that bad!

As I was driving home and talking to my sister-in-law Tara, I began to feel something wet and warm on my lower back. I reached back to feel what it was and pulled out my hand only to discover that my little band-aid was not holding back the bleeding! I said “Tara, I’ve been shot!” I couldn’t see anything but a blood stain on my seat, but I also knew my clean white shirt had a huge blood stain right where the mole had been removed.

I quickly got off the phone with her and showed up at my friend/babysitter/TRAINED EMT’s house!!! I slowly got out of the car… she asked me what was wrong and then I slowly turned around. She gasped told me to come in and she would clean me up. I told her the first thing she needed to do was take a picture because this would be a killer blog post! (Can you believe THAT was what was on my mind!?!?)

Look at all the BLOOD!




Ok… I need to go take some Tylenol, now!

19 comments:

Mika said...

OUCH! Dang it. I hate needles too!

Looks like you have an excuse to go shopping now, though!

renee said...

just be glad you don't have to give yourself shots...i speak from experience...pretty dang freaky.
sorry about the shirt! that's not cool!

Katie said...

you seriously look like you've been shot! oh dear....

and my dear, I don't think that stain will be coming out of that shirt...or your car seat :( Oh boy...

Sarah said...

Ugh! No fun - I wish I had some grand tip to share about getting blood out of a shirt. (If it's ever chocolate, I got ya covered!) And yes, totally cried at Up! So sweet and so sad - my hubby and I are going on a road trip in a few weeks and it's like our own little adventure.

Meagan said...

Oh my goodness....I would have freaked!

Hope everything is better now!

Susan said...

yea you are definitely going to have to throw away that shirt... haha... no amount of bleach or vinegar or anything else is gonna remove that. ugh this is not making me want to go to the dr. to deal with some of my moles... haha

Kait said...

Hello, ouch... Hope it's feeling better soon. Good luck with that stain too!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness...I completely feel your pain with the needles....I HATE THEM!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Leigh said...

Oh my gosh! I hope that looks worse than it felt!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for commenting! I know, I'm starting to get the feeling that this worry thing is not going anywhere. I guess that's the price we pay for being so lucky as to have people to love :)

Rhiana said...

oh my goodness! I had the same thing happen to me last time I had a mole checked. I walked out and before I even got to the counter to pay, it had run all the way down from my knee and was getting on their carpet!! Luckily I had on black pants though and it was a non issue. hahahaha.. I can only imagine Kim's first thoughts upon seeing you... without knowing what happened. lol :)

Mrs. McB said...

Awww poor you!!!! That hurts me looking at it!

SassyTimes said...

Ouch! ...and a white shirt at that! Try Dreft on the blood stain...it works great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your name.

RedCurlGirl said...

ugh! that sucks!!! hopefully bleach gets all of that out!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, it's nice to hear from new people!
I can't believe how much that bled and all over the white shirt :( Hope the shirt isn't ruined and your recovery is quick!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

AHHHH! That looks terrible!

Glad your friend could help you!

lyn said...

how is your car? is that mean to ask that before asking how you are? oops! ;) i sure hope you're doing okay too and the tests come back normal!

That Fresh Feeling said...

WOW! i got a shot last week for traveling to Puerto Rico soon and i have a huge bruise on my left arm.....no blood though!

emily said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Your is too cute!

The Novelista Barista said...

omg!!! im glad ur okay!!!!!

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