Missy had those bumps removed from her back and the base of her tail. I was pretty impressed with the veterinarian (Greg Benson, DVM, North Ranch Animal Hospital). He called us after the surgery was over and let us know how the surgery went. Hell, my room mate didn't get that kind of service from my surgeon when I had my gallbladder taken out.
She's still not feeling all that great. She wouldn't eat until I started feeding her one piece of food at a time with my hand, and drinks a few sips of water when we bring her a little bowl. But it's still the first 24 hours and I remember after my gallbladder surgery I was quite the helpless mess for 4 days. But we are the perpetually worried parents keeping the other 2 cats at a distance.
We also have meds every 12 hours -- 1cc of an Amoxicillin slurry, and 0.1cc of Buprenorphine for pain. And we have to take her back in a couple of days to get the dressing on her tail changed.
We also had an issue with our goldfish. We were about to sit down to dinner when we noticed she (we assume it's a she but we really don't have any idea) had apparently attempted to swallow a large piece of gravel at the bottom of the tank. She managed to get it into her mouth but was too big to push out. We managed to catch her in a net, and while I held her with one hand, I used a straightened paperclip to pry the stone out of her mouth. She was amazingly calm about the whole procedure.
Yes we've been one long episode of Animal Planet's Emergency Vets the past couple of days.