Thursday, March 13, 2008

Finally a date to have my twin (lipoma) removed!

From the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” remember this scene?

Aunt Voula: [to Ian's parents] Now, you are family. Okay. All my life, I had a lump at the back of my neck, right here. Always, a lump. Then it got bigger and started to grow. So I go to the doctor, and he did the bio... the b... the... the bios... the... b... the "bobopsy." Inside the lump he found teeth and a spinal cord. Yes. Inside the lump was my twin.

Just like Aunt Voula I’ve had this lump on the back of my neck practically my whole life; since 1978! I remember how alarmed I was to find it and of course thought the worst immediately. Being a nursing student at the time, I thought for sure I had a new form of a brain tumor or some other rare and deadly condition. It’s actually a common lipoma or “fatty tumor;” not a brain tumor, not my twin.

It’s has grown quite large and it is finally coming out – yeah! The surgery, requiring a general anesthesia because of the size, has been approved by the insurance company and the date is set for March 19th.


bikingbrady said...


Tez said...

OPA is right! Good luck and glad it is being removed!

SD_pedalpower said...

A dude would keep it in a jar of alcohol to show it off to friends :)