Farewell Old Friend…

Today I bid farewell to something that has been with me for quite some time.

A giant cyst on my back.

It was time for us to part, as much as it pained me (literally) to see you go!  I have had this cyst right on the middle of my upper back (really attractive when I wear dresses!) from as far back as middle school or high school.  Funny thing is, my dad has a cyst in the exact same spot! Who knew giant oil-filled growths were passed down from father to daughter?! 😉

I actually had the cyst drained when I was 19, but it grew back.  It’s been back for a while now, I think a few years.  My friends and I would call it my “third eye”.  There was one time we actually drew an eye on my cyst, but I won’t gross you out with the details!

Today I went to the DR to have my ol’ friend removed.  It HURT.  Not gonna lie, I really hate needles.  I even have a tatoo on my stomach and I can tell you that getting that doesn’t hurt as bad as getting shots (in my opinion).  Today I had about 5 or 6 shots in my back.  Ouch!  The whole process of getting it removed was quick, about 10 minutes.  After the shots, my back was completely numb, but I could still here what they were doing when cutting and stitching…ick! 

Are you afraid of needles/shots?

For some reason it really freaks me out when I am getting surgery, but I am completely fine watching someone else get something done.  I have even sat in on an 8-hour open heart surgery while interning in Cardiac Rehab and was not the slightest bit bothered by seeing a man’s chest completely open.  But thinking about someone hacking into my back was really bothering me!

Now, I am recovering.  My back is sore and throbbing.  It’s not awful though.  I can’t really lift upper body too much for the next 2 weeks until I get my stitches out.  I can still do some cardio though, so that’s good.

My poor achin' back

My New Job

No, I didn’t find a new full time job yet, but I did do something new today! Before getting my cyst removed, I worked at the “Student Appreciation” event at the University I work for.  My job was to run the cotton candy booth.  I had never done it before, so I was a complete newbie to cotton candy makin’.  It was hard at first.  You have to really rotate your arm just right to catch the cotton candy. As the day went on, I got the hang of it.  And if I do say so myself, I think it’s definitely something I can officially add to my resume as I search for a new job 😉

Cotton Candy Machine

I actually don’t like cotton candy or really any candy that much (besides chocolate) so I didn’t taste test any of my creations.  I did get some freebies from other booths though!

The most random freebies: Marathon bar, some tooth paste and tampons!

Pizza Friday

Since living alone for almost the past year in a very small town with not much to do, I’ve had to start some traditions with myself.  Fridays are what I like to call Pizza Fridays.  As lame as it sounds, I actually really look forward to getting a pizza and spending the evening on my couch watching movies with my dogs.  And this blog would be a total sham if I didn’t talk about pizza!

Every Friday (unless I am busy. I do have a life sometimes, I promise) I order a Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Dominos.  I also get an order of Cinna Stix because well, I like to eat.   You have to try this pizza, it’s my favorite!  Once I like something a lot, it’s hard for me to try something new in fear of not liking it as much.  So 98% of the time I order this same pizza.  Good thing Andy loves this pizza just as much as me!

I order from Dominos so much that the delivery driver said to me tonight “We were wondering when you were going to order again!”  Yeah, I’m a regular.  I explained to him that I was out of town for the last few weeks and that I was unable to have my weekly pizza. 

Would have been perfect, but they forgot to cut the pizza..!

 I enjoyed half of the pizza and I also enjoyed half of these…

Cinna Stix

I’m actually not even the slightest bit stuffed!

Weird how much pizza I can comfortably consume 😉 

The pups and I are just relaxing the rest of the evening watching the latest episode of America’s Next Top Model.  I love this show.  I’m one of the rare people who loves Tyra Banks.  How do you feel about her?

Before plopping down on the couch for the night, I tried my best to take a good picture of myself and the dogs. But they turned out like this:

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3. Doesn't it look like I am meditating?

 Have a great night everyone!




11 responses to “Farewell Old Friend…

  1. Ouch, I bet that did hurt! Glad you got it removed, though! Hopefully it doesn’t come back.

    Ohhhh myyy, pizza Fridays?! I need to start a Friday tradition. 🙂 Maybe pizza? Ice cream? Pancakes for dinner? =P I usually get ice cream or fro yo with my bf when I see him (usually on Saturdays). Once he is home for the summer I am going to make Fridays a tradition with him. 🙂

  2. hehe meditating with the dogs.. yes it does look liek that. ouch ur poor back- that looks very painful!!

    pizza and cinnstix will take care of that… hehe ❤ xoxo

  3. Oh that was prolly painful… eek. I hate needles! Which is ironic because I gave plasma for extra $$$ in college…

  4. Your poor back! P had one removed from his face twice. 😦 His mom gets them too. So weird how we inherit things like that! Pizza Friday and Cinna Stix…wish i ate at your house last night!

    You have the cutest pups ever!

  5. Awww hope your back feels better soon! I HATE needles…eeek! Just thinking about them makes me cringe!

    I love your pizza Friday idea…and oh Cinnastix are ridiculously good! Childhood fave right there, except I always remember the ones from Pizza Hut!!

    Enjoy your weekend !!

  6. umm i am basically in love with you and your pizza nights.. I WANA JOIN!! I LOVE BUFFALO CHICKEN!! and those cinnastix are sooooo good with milk!!!

    ahhh so sorry about your back! I had a cist where my legs rub against each other when i ran.. IT WAS TERRRRIBLE!!!!


  7. Needles used to bother me a lot when I was younger, but now they’re not really a big deal. But I will say this, I would rather get a quick shot then to have a needle stay in my arm while taking blood out. I love your pizza Friday’s! My husband and I don’t have a pizza Friday, but practically a pizza weekend. So depending on what’s goin on, we’ll order it on Friday or Saturday. We just had Domino’s too! He got the loaded veggie pizza and I got the feta cheese pizza with white sauce. Ahh, I love pizza.

  8. Love the pics of you & the dogs 🙂
    Glad everything went well with the cyst removal- I agree about the tattoo- I am terrified of needles as well, but I thought the tattoo was easier- well, execept when they were right on my bone. YIKES
    Anyways- love those cinnamon sticks- they are DELICIOUS!! I will have to try that Buffalo pizza sometime. – it looks really good!!
    Hope you have a GREAT rest of the weekend 🙂

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