Realizing the truth of past surgery

You might recall in an earlier post that I said that my recent hernia surgery was my first incision, that the previous two had been laparoscopy.

Turns out I’m wrong.

The steristrips came off today, which was a bit of a relief, as there was dried blood in there that made the wound look far, far worse that it truly is. Removing them revealed a fairly nice, clean line that’s healing quite well.

(To be fair, the nice, clean line is overtop a thick, bulky, stiff mass that Dr. Martin told me would occur. I’m sure it occurred last time, too, but I have zero recollection of this. It’s supposed to go away over a few months.)

Lo and behold, on the left side of my groin, the site of my previous inguinal hernia operation, there’s a (faint) nice, clean line.

And this, folks, is why I keep a journal. ‘Cuz my memory is, apparently, shit.

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