A %^&%ing needle in the eye. Oh, details? I've had a growth on my eye for quite a few years now. Never really paid any attention to it because it never bothered me. Last fall, I noticed if I looked all the way to my left, it was visible in certain conditions. That seemed to get worse, so I finally saw a doctor about it a couple weeks ago. Doc came in, looked at my eye and said those words you always want to hear a doc say - "Yeah, that won't be a problem," followed by the ones you never want to hear - "I'm not worried about that, I'm more concerned about this." I thought it was a patch of dead skin on my eyelid - he's concerned it may be something more. Gave me a cream for it, looked at it today, said it looks a bit better, but he wants to monitor it. But the main reason for today's visit was the growth. I had a choice two weeks ago - outpatient surgery under sedation, which meant a hospital visit, or do it in the office under a local. Said it would be maybe about half an hour. I decided to do it in the office. He came in, took a look at the eyelid and a couple pics of it, and said to hop up on the table. That's when my wife vamoosed (she's not good with blood and cutting). He told me about the shots, that I'd feel a pinch followed by some stinging and maybe some burning. First shot - no issue. Second shot, about the same. Felt a little stinging on the third shot, and a little pain from the shot. Those were all on the side of my head. Number four? To the inside of the growth, not quite in the eye, but very near the tear duct there. Mentally, I went through a lot of my vocabulary. But after that, the growth came off pretty easily (from what he said - I had my eye closed, not that I'd have seen anything anyway). I could feel him working, but no pain from that. The weirdest sensation was the thread dragging across my eyelid when he stitched it up. He gave me a mirror afterwards and said he thought it would heal up nicely. Seriously? I said, "If it looks like this when it's done, I'll be more than happy." You couldn't even tell I'd had anything done. Back in three weeks for a follow-up. Very minor discomfort tonight, a little bleeding and pain when I yawned earlier and kind of scrunched up my eyes reflexively. I was out of the office in under 15 minutes. The look on my wife's face was hysterical - like I was the last person she expected to walk out. Oh, and no bandages, either - she said our daughter will be disappointed because she was hoping I'd have a patch. Very happy with the doc - there was just an article that rated him one of the best in the area (rankings were done by other docs). Not hard to see why.