Woke up Saturday morning at 4:00 am. Pretty early for me . . . 5:15 was the time I always set my radio alarm for when I worked. Then, I laid i bed for an hour and got up at 6:15 and was normally at work by 7:00 or 7:30 for school which started at 7:55 am.
So, needless to say, this was an early morning. I think we were even up before the birds started chirping.
I had to be at Sister of Charity Hospital by 6:00 (per dr's office) or 6:30 (per hospital call on Friday) for a hysterectomy. We made it by 6:15. We know now why the hospital says 6:30 . . . that is when the nurse on duty came in.
There were only two of us scheduled for 8:00 surgeries so it was a quiet morning for the nurse.
The last time I saw a clock it said 8:15. Next thing I remember I was waking up in my room. I was SO HAPPY to wake up. For some reason this surgery had me worried. I didn't tell anyone else because I didn't want to deal with anyone elses fears.
I sent Gene home, not sure what time that was either. But the next time I woke up I had no idea if it was still Saturday or I had slept through until Sunday . . . it was 5-something Saturday. I got to order a clear liquid supper . . chicken broth, lemon ice and a 7-Up. Not bad . . . the chicken broth gave me flavor and the Lemon Ice gave me a little texture to move around in my mouth.
Breakfast was Beef Broth, Apple Juice, Cherry Ice and 2 Cokes. AGain, not bad . . some flavor and the Cherry Ice gave me mouth feel I wanted.
Dr came in about 11:00 am . . he apologized for being late, didn't bother me . . they get there when they get there. This was the Intern who was in on the surgery and coming in behind him was a partner of my doctor who had assisted. He said it was a perfect surgery. So I guess my never used Ovaries, Tubes and Uterus must have been where they belonged and the size they needed to be.
They both released me a soon as I peed 250 whatever they measure. Lord, It felt like it took forever, but by 3:00 I had accomplished it along with a couple of walks around the floor.
We didn't get out until almost 5:00pm. I am always amazed at how you can be dismissed early and the paper work, which is all on computers, takes so long to do. If I had been by myself, it wouldn't have really bothered me, but the husband is getting less and less patience as he gets older. I must learn to just close my eyes, put my head back and ignore it. I'm trying, but it sure gets old fast.
Anyway, I gt home about 18 hours after I went in so I guess, all in all, it was a productive week end.