Friday, November 20, 2009

Question of the Day #380

I'm getting my stitches out this morning. I didn't blog about getting them because it was far too gross, but I had a lump on my arm and the doctor cut it open, scooped goo out and then stitched it up.

I know, super gross.

Anyway, the stitches are nylon. Kinda like fishing wire and she stitched them in with something that kinda looked like a fishing hook. I'd never seen anything like it. And it was really cool to watch her stick that thing in my arm and not feel a thing. (Yay anesthetics!)

Have you ever had stitches? Why?



  1. Only after having my wisdom teeth out. That was the only time, knock on wood.

  2. I had stitches up and down my spine after spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis. Big OWIE.

  3. Gah! Yuck! Yes on stitches, but no on ever being awake while receiving them.

  4. I can't believe you looked! That would make me nauseous!
    Knock me out I always tell them :)

  5. Nope. Not a stitch. Knock wood. Oh wait. I have 3 kids. And there were stitches.

    I just started seeing a Spine Specialist due to my childhood, La Lady Lurkelle...I'm scared.

  6. They used durabond (like a clear sealant) on my son when he had his stitches for a bad cut last summer. No, I have never had stitches.

  7. Yes - lots of them. Probably about 200 total for various reasons...split forehead open as a toddler and then split it open again the day the original stitches were to be removed...several surgeries on my mouth...accidentally put my arm through a pane of glass in a door...oh, and my c-section was good for about 60.

  8. Yes, many times. Two foot surgeries, after getting wisdom teeth out, having babies, and once to have a cyst removed. Was that was you had done recently?

  9. Hi Rena! It wa just a gross cyst. Totally benign - to my delight. I saw a sick video on youtube a couple months ago showing something similar. Weird, icky, fascinating stuff. ;) Sounds like you've had your own crazy stitch stories. Yikes!


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