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A Note About The Incision Site

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Good Morning Day Three

I am currently in school studying to work in a medical laboratory. Why the lab; why not, say nursing? There are two main reasons for this. First, I tend to be an introvert, and touching people did not sound like something I wanted to do. Second, I have a very low “ick” meter, and gasping at a sick/injured person while saying ” oh my gosh, that’s nasty!” tends to be frowned upon in the medical field.

Now, knowing my low tolerance for icky, I was terrified to see Henry’s incision site. Here’s the funny thing. It’s nowhere near as bad as I thought. I’m wondering if this is along the same lines as the whole, your own baby’s poop doesn’t smell as bad to you as someone else’s baby’s poop does?


Published in: Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 at8:17 am Comments (9)

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  1. on September 26, 2013 at 10:01 ambenny55 Said:

    LOL! Send us a picture! We love incision sites around nere…it’s a sign of being pain free! And you’re right, it’s probavly not as bad as you thoufht it would be!

    Henry stillis beautiful even in his drugged out state!


    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. on September 26, 2013 at 12:10 pmMichelle Said:

    I think the 1st time we see that incision site its scary or icky. Like Sally said though its a sign of being pain free and we share a lot of pictures for experience.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

    • on September 26, 2013 at 9:22 pmHenry's Mom Said:

      That’s the weird thing. I was prepared for scary & icky, and it wasn’t. Rose colored glasses perhaps? I see the picture I posted the day after surgery and am like, “woe, that looks terrible.” But seeing him in front of me, not so bad.

  3. on September 26, 2013 at 4:37 pmfourminipups Said:

    Like the Michelle said, the first time is the shocking one, but after that it seems to become a topic of conversation!

    Luanne & Spirit Shooter

  4. on September 26, 2013 at 5:45 pmChristine Said:

    I can remember when Franklin had his amputation.. his incision was only about 5 inches long.. I remember thinking… Is that all??
    I had seen pictures of doggers with incisions way up their shoulder and that is what I was prepared for!
    We love pictures… of all things.. it helps others learn and its good to share our stories, etc.
    Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

    • on September 26, 2013 at 9:24 pmHenry's Mom Said:

      I think even in so short of a time it is looking better. I will post a pic of it tomorrow.

      Dawn (Henry’s mom)

  5. on September 26, 2013 at 9:40 pmpenny4weims Said:

    Good for you studying to be a lab tech. I’m a Nuc Med Tech and I wasn’t crazy about the idea of seeing blood and guts but it’s not too bad in my field. But I can deal with the injuries on my horses and dogs. Maggie’s scar was really long but it didn’t bother me and my husband would’ve flat out fainted if he had to deal with it. Hope Henry’s recovery is uneventful.
    Penny, Blink and Angel Maggie

  6. on September 27, 2013 at 12:10 amjerry Said:

    That is an awesome analogy. I’d say you’re definitely right but in time even squeamish people like me learn how to deal with ick better after going through this process.

    Plus, your great attitude also helps to keep the ick factor down!

  7. on September 27, 2013 at 12:34 pmrica55 Said:

    Yeah Jill’s scar didn’t bother me at all, although I’m the same person that watched a youtube video of a cat leg amputation the night before her surgery so……….
    POST MORE PICS WE WANT MORE HENRY! How’s he feelin’ today?

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