Had my 10-week checkup today (yeah, so it’s been almost 11 weeks, whatever)…
Anyway. Everything looks pretty good, and the surgeon is very pleased with the outcome (so am I, since I am no longer afraid to go out in public. None of you, except Jerry, can possibly understand how liberating this is to me).
I have some “granulating tissue” around the wound, which is now very small — about the size of the tip of a Q-tip, I guess. Granulating tissue is, according to what I just read by googling, the formation of outgrowths of new capillaries, and is very important in the healing process. Wounds that do not granulate require further intervention by a medical professional because they’re not getting blood supply. Or something.
This wound, however, is trying to close. He apparently decided that something wasn’t quite right about it, so he chemically cauterized (ouch) the granulating tissue to help things along. Maybe to stimulate further granulation? I don’t know.
I have another appointment in a month, to make sure it’s all closed up and doing what it’s supposed to be doing.
Again, I have nothing but great things to say about the entire staff of that office. They have been a blessing in my life. Never thought I’d say that about a butt doctor, but there it is. I’ll actually be kinda bummed (har-dee-har-har) that I won’t be seeing them all so regularly (har-dee-har-har again).
Take your fiber.