I was supposed to continue what I have wrote 13 months ago but that didn’t happen. Since I am currently doing some web assignment for my company, I’ve decided to do a spring cleaning for my blog and resume what I had left on my draft list. I have like thousands of spam attacking my blog and luckily I update my blog to the latest WordPress regularly. Anyway, I wanted to continue my previous blog post and finish it off with the end result.
After having my CT scan, I was then scheduled for surgery on the 1st April 2008 at Selayang Hospital. I’ve applied for a 4 days of leave from my company. Along with my mother and my girlfriend (now my beloved wife), I drove over to Hospital Selayang with my mother not having any food from the night before (a normal procedure before surgery). Checked-in the first class/VIP ward and waited for further instructions. The nurse took my blood pressure and sugar level and I waited for several hours before my turn for surgery was up. I had to endure starvation before the nurse finally decided to hook me up on the Intravenous therapy/IV therapy to prevent from dehydration. It was only until 4pm that I was brought into the operation theater. The nurse hook me up with the anesthetic mask. After that, I couldn’t remember anything.
When I woke up, I could move but I felt like throwing up. I somehow made a signal to the nurse nearby and the nurse used a vacuum to suck away all my vomit. I couldn’t really see well without my glasses so I just calm myself until it was time for me being delivered back to my ward. It felt very uncomfortable having a tube sticking out from my neck with a bottle attached to it. It felt even worse the last time I had the tube on my neck 11 years back. I vomited like another 2 times and I couldn’t even pee until I got up myself and went to the toilet (my family member’s didn’t allow me to get up but I did it anyway). I spent the next 5 days in the hospital and during the final day, taking out the tube on my neck was very painful with all the blood spilling over. It was awe full. 3 days after that, it was time to get the staple removed. The doctor gave me 2 weeks of medical leave.
Anyway, here’s a slideshow of the my experience before and after my lymphagioma surgery:
If you have any inquiries regarding my symptoms (swelling on the neck or lump on the neck), what treatment I had to go through and other stuff, feel free to comment below. Thank you for visiting my blog.