Mindful Doodles #456 – My Laser Surgery Experience (Comic of 33 frames)
What is laser surgery? Its Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. How is laser surgery done? Follow the pictures below to understand the basic steps. What does laser surgery feel like? This is answered below. What is the aftercare for laser surgery?
Step 1. Book appointment.
Checking out my skin tags.
Prepare to visit the clinic. Eat a good meal before setting out.
We missed our bus by a split second.
Get the alternative transport. We have an appointment to keep.
Taxi sends us to destination safely. Step into the building where the clinic is.
Get into the correct elevator to reach the clinic. The elevator is tiny. It can only fit in around 4-6 adults.
I have to explain to the clinic’s receptionist that I DO have an appointment. She is utterly confused. Then she looks into her appointment book and viola! My name has already been written to reserve a time slot.
She has an appointment book.
We sit and wait for the doctor to be free to see us.
Finally a staff assisting the doctor comes for us.
The surgeon is a kind man without much airs.
Change into clean footwear that has been specially reserved for patients to use inside the clinic.
I wear a pair of plastic slippers on loan from the clinic.
After some waiting for a spare clean room to be vacated by other patients, its now my turn! My turn to have numbing cream slathered on my face.
Assistant prepares patient’s face for laser surgery.
Finally, the long awaited numbing cream. And the day my face was cling wrapped.
Mandatory 15 minute wait for numbing cream to take effect.
Actually, she wants to go visit the ladies room.
After 15 minutes, nurse comes to clean away numbing cream.
I’m too numb to feel nervous.
I’m still too surprised to slow down to feel nervous.
Let’s take it slowly, ten skin bags, pardon me, tags, at a time.
The beam of laser is very bright. It is a tiny beam. Both my eyes are closed and I still see bright light.
Remember to use self restraint to keep eyes tightly shut.
Making the obvious remark on burning smell. Surgeon confirms the smell is of burning skin tags.
Surgeon explains why eye cream is applied. Oh, and stay out of the sun for about 5 days while the skin heals under the scabs.
Eye cream minimizes infection risk. Burned skin will fall off after a few days.
Evaluation of procedure, assessment of pain level & etc. Have you had laser surgery? What do you think of it?
Receptionist calls for payment.
Its time to go home.
Writing prompts –
As this is a long series of 33 picture frames, I hope to get as many readers to look at these pics as possible. That’s why I’ve combined several writing prompts here. I hope at least, the hosts of the individual writing prompts of MLMM will visit. I know all folks are busy and nobody has the time to come around but at least, the hosts will come. Thank you, you beautiful people.
Curiosity and desire to get rid of my skin tags encouraged me to fix a consultation with a laser surgeon. He explained that laser will be like sniping off a skin tag; only that it is burning it dead. My desire to be bare-faced without skin tags persuaded me to undergo the surgery.
A Distant Hum:
The roar of the machines in the surgery theater were like a distant hum.
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