Thursday, November 08, 2012

I Hate Going To The Doctor

I really do hate going to the doctor. The poking, the prodding, the touching, the cold hands, cold steel on the stethoscope, the crinkly paper on the exam bed and that smell! Disinfectant everywhere you go. 

So when I think I can do something myself..I do. 

For about 6 months I had a small lump on my eye lid. I didn't know what it was, only that it was getting a little bigger and bugging the hell out of me. So me with my big bright ideas. I thought instead of going to the doctor and getting it taken off by them, I would just take it off myself. 

Now before all the oohs and aahhhs and people telling me I could have lost an eye, caused an infection ect...let me tell you, this is not the first time I've done something like this. I disinfected the area, used new, clean razors and if I hadn't thought I could do it myself, I wouldn't have. 

So I got a brand new disposable razor from the package and broke it open, I was just going to use the sharp razor part anyway. I got the razor out and set it aside. I got out a pair of tweezers, boiled them and disinfected them with rubbing alcohol. Put aside a few paper towels and went into the bathroom to do this in the mirror. 

The lump was about as big as (*) that little star. Not very big but it was on my eye lid and bothering me, right in the corner of my eye next to my nose. So I pinched my skin with the tweezers right underneath the lump so the skin was tight on top of it and took the razor and cut a little hole right over top of the lump. Out popped a little hard white thing. And it was hard, like a piece of bone...hard. Weird, right? O.o

I put a tiny bit of neosporin on the now bleeding hole in my eye lid and after a few days the swelling went down. 

It's now been about a month and the lump is completely gone and you can't even tell there was anything there. 

Who needs Dr. House.  lol 


  1. lol, you're crazy but I've been there. I get something similar but have been able to just scrape them off--I was told they were calcium deposits and are rather common. I'm so glad it's all healing well!

  2. Eek! I got all squirmy reading that. Not a fan of doctors myself!

  3. Calcium deposits...that sounds about right.

  4. Yuck, sounds like it might have been a sty that got infected. I don't think I could even do minor self-surgery, so I commend you.


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