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#1. If there's anyway to avoid it, do not ever have a cyst excision. Keep your skin healthy, and catch them early. I'll spare you all the medical gore, but the preferred medical procedure these days is to make a very small excision and squeeze the cyst out as much as you can. It reduces risk of infection and scarring. They give you lidocaine for the actual incision, but there's not much that can be done about what they call "pressure." I've felt pain due to pressure; squeezing a sizeable mass through a small opening in tenderized skin is something else entirely. I started alphebatizing numers to keep my mind off it and got all the way to fifty-seven.

Was going to blog deep thoughts about the role of government this afternoon (roh_wyn, celandineb, you both got me thinking - thanks!) Or work on drafting my Euthyphro lecture. But the pain and general discomfort have me feeling a little loopy, so I think I'll just relax and watch dunk-dunk.

Anyone else who had this cyst excision done, do you have any practical advice? I'm doing the gauze pads and the pharmacy should deliver antibiotics tomorrow morning (standing around for a half-hour was not in the cards earlier). But it's really very tender and makes life awkward. What helps?

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#2. The woman from career services at my university sent out a call for resumes, for a specific full-time receptionist job at an insurance corporation in the area. It wasn't really a mass email; at least, it looked to be addressed to me specifically. This amuses me to no end, and worries me. Am I so behind in my program that they think I need to be looking for entry-level work outside of academia?

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#3. Over at FB, Neil Gaiman posted about this guy who asked Neil Gaiman to write him a poem, which said guy would have tattooed. Gaiman agreed, and the poem was illustrated by David Mack (of Kabuki fame). For folks with a FB account, the pictures are available here, and the poem itself is in the comments.

Personally, I doubt I'd ever want a tattoo that large. Really any tattoo - maybe a classy, small and exotic one, something in Mandarin or Arabic that was meaningful to me, but even that just isn't my style. Still, the idea of tattoo inevitably called just_ann_now's Besorg character to mind. Lines like

I will write in words of fire.
I will write them on your skin.
I will write about desire,
Write beginnings, write of sin.


are very inspiring to put it mildly.

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roh_wyn
Apr. 18th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I've felt pain due to pressure; squeezing a sizeable mass through a small opening in tenderized skin is something else entirely.

I think you just described childbirth. ;)

Am I so behind in my program that they think I need to be looking for entry-level work outside of academia?

This is the humorous part of the anonymity of the internet. Last week, I got what looked like a personal e-mail sent to me that asked if I'd like to finally get my GED, lol.
marta_bee
Apr. 18th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think you just described childbirth.

I actually thought of that! But as a non-mommy I didn't want to claim I had anything on that same scale. Still, I think there's something to that comparison. (Not the amount, necessarily, but definitely, the kind of pain.
celandineb
Apr. 18th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'm betting the email was bcc:d to a list; that would make it look to you like you were the only recipient.
just_ann_now
Apr. 18th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, those are inspiring lines! (Let's see if I get inspired).

Thank you for the compliment, but Besorg is actually edoraslass's creation. I just, uh, borrow him *leer*
aliana1
Apr. 19th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh man, that cyst thing sounds positively horrendous. Hope you feel better soon!

While, like you, I don't know if I'd ever get a tattoo, if I did it would probably be some sort of text. I really like the idea of a text tattoo--something about it is more aesthetically/conceptually pleasing to me than the idea of a picture. Probably the English major in me re-surfacing.

Yay Besorg! Or, as I refer to him, "the tattoo guy."
fallingtowers
Apr. 19th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
Yikes, the cyst sounds indeed extremely unpleasant. Get well soon!
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