Thursday, March 12, 2009

"It is what it is"

That is the motto that was on the dr.'s company polo shirt that he was wearing when he met with me just before my surgery. On one side it had the name of his practice, on the other was this phrase. It struck me as odd. I guess it's one more thing to ask about during my post op.

That is all.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Not Sarcoidosis

Yesterday was my big day. We showed up to the hospital a little before noon and I didn't have any time to sit and read and get nervous. I was really impressed with the hospital, the least known of the Albany hospitals. I had about an hour in the surgery prep room before they got the iv going and I realized that there are a lot of old people in hospitals. I was by far the youngest person there who wasn't working.

Around 1pm I was taken into the OR and before long I was out. The next thing I knew I was waking up in the recovery room and FREEZING. I guess that can happen with an iv. But the nurses brought over warm towels every few minutes for me. Like I said, I was impressed with everything about this hospital. I got so cold that my teeth chattered at some points. And I noticed that I couldn't move my midsection normally. But I didn't really feel any pain.

After about an hour in the recovery room of warm blankets and juice I slowly dressed myself (yay I can dress myself!) I was wheelchaired to the curb where Husband waited with a warm car.

Because I was still kind of out of it the dr. talked to Stewart and not me after the surgery. He sent us home with some notes and photos. I will not be putting these photos on the blog. It turns out the the dr. did remove my friendly little cyst and they're going to run some tests on it. But other than that I am perfectly healthy down there. So congratulations Mia, you win. I stumpled the dr. so you're invited to the birth, which may or may never happen. I'm a little bummed. I feel like two days ago we didnt' know anything and we still don't know anything except that there's not really anything to know. But I'm glad that I did this and that I skipped the HSG test because it wouldn't have shown anything that the surgery didn't and I would have then had the surgery anyway.

I am feeling pretty good as long as I don't stretch or bend my midsection. I havn't had to take any pain meds because I don't feel any pain, just a minute of discomfort when I lie down or roll over or when the cat jumps on my belly. Husband has been great and a friend brought dinner over last night. Thanks for all the well wishes, prayers and just general good thoughts.