Surgery went OK

The surgery went OK – I didn’t freak out too much. And I didn’t even back out at the last minute even though they gave me that option. The most frightening part is when they move you from the gurney to the table and strap you down. I was really fighting panic at that point as you can imagine. But then they give you the anesthesia which burns like a fire in your vein and lights out.

I woke up in recovery and wanted to vomit so badly and couldn’t. They kept telling me to open my eyes but whenever I did that the room spun and I wanted to throw up. I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I couldn’t keep the room from spinning and I couldn’t vomit. I kept saying I’m nauseous, I’m nauseous, then they gave me something for the nausea. “This is going to hurt.” Never trust a nurse who says that because it’s probably going to hurt worse than you think.

WHAM! A needle slams into my thigh. Does that help? Not really, no. Then I heard them saying the doctor says maybe she just has to vomit. (I’m sure that’s good for the rearranged digestive system.) I didn’t vomit after all, but I got a little blue baggy to take with me just in case.

Anyway, it’s been 3 days and my leg STILL hurts! I’m not sure the shot helped the nausea much either.

I’ve been lying in bed or on the couch reading, watching tv, or sleeping for the past 3 days. I’ve tried getting up & walking around – hobbling is a better description. I tried the solid food thing too soon & felt like crap so it’s soup, crackers & yogurt for me. I can only sleep in 1 position so my back is cramping up. Hopefully this will only last a few more days.

Speaking of cramping, I think I need to rest now. I’ll write more when I am feeling better.


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