Friday, February 6, 2009
Yesterday morning bright and early (actually it was early but not so bright) I went in for my operation! First off I muist say I was quite pleased when they didn't tell me at check in that I have a $1500 deductible to pay. I know it's supposed to be an annual thing but I think its cal;andar year not based on services. Whatever the reason I hope I don't get a bill for it! I went in and they had me change into the lovely gown and stuff. I got an IV and saw the anesthesiologist came in and talked to me. Then Dr Davis came in. He stamped my leg with a "YES" so I knew they would operate on the right leg (well actually the left leg) he asked if I had any questions and I didn't. I was ready to go. Life was good, considering I was about to have an operation. So then the anesthsiologist came back and gave me something in my IV to start the process. I was taken to the operating room. Before I went in they had taken my glasses off. so I was blind. When I was being rolled into the room I could see someone sitting in there but couldn't tell who. I guess I was squinting (as most people do when they can't see without glasses or contacts) and he said "it's me Adam" so I said hi. (Adam is Dr Davis' physicians assistant) so then they had me scoot over to the table I put out my left arm on the thing and they got me one for my right arm. Then they were putting the oxygen mask on me and I asked if Adam was still there so he came over and said yes. I asked him if I was going to get a photo CD from the surgery again and he said yes and that they would go over it with me and explain the images. I told him they didn't do that last time and he was like "we didn't?" I said no and he said this one would be much more exciting anyway. That was the last thing I remember until I was in the recovery room. Where I didn't want to wake up. But that isn't as exciting a story! I was telling R about this last night and said I should blog it and she agreed. She said it was definately a unique to me story. I wasn't asking surgical questions I wanted to see the surgery first hand! :) THats where my priority was! Anyway all went well and I am sore. THe pain meds put me to sleep which is a first, I usually can handle meds pretty well. But not this time. Anyway I have to get back to elevating and icing!