Getting the Stiches out!
Well three weeks after the operation on my shoulder, I finally got to the doctor's office to get the now well grown in stitches removed. The doctor was setting beside me while he removed the stitches and Roxie was in front of me seeing my skin pulled very far, as the stitches finally realised. I could see Roxie, just wince in her pain I never felt.
I asked the doctor if it should hurt? He didn't say much- until I commented you could remove the stitches with a machine gun and I would never feel it. The doctor had the puzzled look on his face just as nurses did in the hospital nurses and staff did as they realized I was mostly painless. Once again Medical science has never had the privilege of experiencing our pain tolerance. Initially the doctor comment as all do, well it is good you don't feel pain. However, in reality it is damn dangerous when you don't feel pain. Case in point this shoulder was infected and 'hurting way too much for too long and thus that is why it got so bad and so messed up. The real surgery and damage to my body was much worse than it would have been had I felt something below 7 on the pain scale.
Well at least the stitches are gone and I can do a shower now. I discovered my shoulder movement is a bit less now but that is a small price to pay for keeping the shoulder in some working order.
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism