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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Surgery Day 2 Was a Go

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.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to hear all went well! Hope you just keep doing better and better.

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  2. Now rest, take it easy and heal. Glad everything went well, strange our feelings before surgery.

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  3. Hello Paula,
    seems paperwork is getting worse everywhere! I'm a nurse myself and I've noticed getting the paperwork done is (a) taking in most of the time and (b) more important than taking care of the patients - at east according to the administrative director. Glad all went fine for you though!
    Take care and don't take on too much this week - one step at the time...
    Marjan

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  4. I'm glad everything went well, Paula. I hope you recover in no time. I HATE paperwork! I think that's half the reason I hate when the kids go back to school.

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