April 28th 2008:
This morning I wrote the post below thinking I was having Laproscopic surgery, easy in out, done. Unfortunately, I am now having as my surgeon said “Major surgery that has a high success rate.” I also must wait yet another week because I will be needing a series of pre-op tests this week to prepare for the main event. These include procedures that require local anesthetic and are “generally very uncomfortable.” Once those are done I am expected to be in the hospital for FOUR days at the very least.
For those who don’t know and actually care. I have been sick for the last 2 + weeks and I was supposed to have had (abdominal) surgery this week, but unfortunately I won’t be feeling much better until next week. The healthcare system loves it’s red tape and other people’s money.
I am doing fine under the circumstances and with the help of some pretty powerful drugs, am not in much pain. I am however pretty limited in my movement. Worst of all I can’t really focus on the computer screen and miss writing and doing my online thing with my online friends.
I am pretty calm about the surgery part. Never been much of a hypochondriac, and find it hard to worry about something I have little control over. I know I have a belly problem and with laproscopic surgery I should be feeling better than I have in a long time. My mom is quite a different story and I find myself consoling her, telling her that I will be fine. LOL
So there you have it. I will be checking in of course, so feel free to drop me a message (hint,hint), send an email, telegram, smoke signal, shout out, prayer or what have you. Have a good weekend, Veronica