Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prep for Surgery

Had the pre op today. Not my idea of the fun. I am thinking the surgery might be less painful. The poor woman couldn't find a vein and it took 3 tries to get 2 vials of blood. Fun for her - not so much for me. To her credit she was very nice and kept apologizing.

So that's all over with. If it turns out I don't have any jungle diseases then I will be cleared to go on Friday. Good thing - it's a short surgery. Bad thing- it's not till 2:30 or 3 - which means no food for me. But I will probably be too nervous to eat anyway. I did beg my dr to let me have something to drink - he said as long as I have it before 7am. So I'll get up early, chug some water and go back to sleep :). Speaking of water, I have been told to drink GALLONS of it to help with my vein issue( apparently it's MY issue, not the nurse's issue).

I should be up and around in no time. I can drive as soon as I feel like it, but I will probably stay down for at least the first week.

I have plenty to stay busy - Kindle books, laptop and of course tv ;).... I am all set!


  1. I hope the surgery goes well! I'll be thinking of you!

  2. Thanks! I'll have Margo update everyone as soon as she knows something.

  3. You'll be up and around and back to work in no time! We'll be thinking of you!

  4. I completely feel for ya with the small veins thing. When I had my 2nd c-section, they had to shoot me with lidocaine before each stick because between bloodwork & iv sticks, I had been pricked about 11 times. It sucks having small veins! Drinking lots of water will definitely help. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and sending lots of hugs and well wishes. Hang in there!

  5. I hope you feel much better very soon, and all goes well!