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[Comments] (4) The Highlights: Arrived at the hospital at 10:30, right on time, like a good patient. Had to take my blood pressure twice, because supposedly my nerves ruined the first reading. I think the nurse did it wrong. Put on the drafty gown and plunked down in a drab, windowless room for two hours just waiting. Apparently my surgery was delayed because the surgery before me went over by 2 hours. I'm not quite sure how that happens. But never fear, because my doctor was notified of the delay so only I had to wait around. I wonder if I can send them a bill for $900, since I bill $450/hour at work. It was cold. And I was starving.

Gave Susie my glasses and got pushed around enough of the hospital to completely disorient me. Waited for the anesthesiologist. He was funny and kind; the highlight of the surgery. Wheeled into the OR. Fell asleep. Woke up too soon. Ached all over. I'd been iodined, bruised, and shaved. The hernia appears to be gone. I didn't even get to see the laproscope. Trying to heal. In a lot of pain. Refusing to take too many meds.

Not only did my neighbor, who is a surgeon, help with the procedure, his wife made us dinner last night! I'm very grateful. She is the only one who offered any help, and it is appreciated. Even minor surgery takes a lot out of a person. Now I know better. No surgery is too routine to be overlooked.


Comments:

Posted by rachel + at Sun Dec 07 2008 15:06

glad you are healing, hope the pain eases!

Posted by Sumana at Sun Dec 07 2008 18:09

Ditto! *hug*

Posted by Kristen at Mon Dec 08 2008 10:22

Yeah, surgery is a big deal. Lily's simple one to remove the red dot on her face was way more dramatic than I thought it would be. I think it is the anesthesia. Glad you're on the road to recovery.

Posted by Jamie at Mon Dec 08 2008 10:55

I feel for you brother...glad it all went well...take care of yourself!


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