Here we go…surgery

Yesterday I got a call from my surgeons office to go over insurance stuff and turns out it makes more (financial) sense to have the surgery done this year. I asked if they had any openings and they said the only appointment was this Wednesday. Like a day and a half from then.

After thinking about it for a bit I decided just to go and get it over with rather than have it hang over my head. Plus Em told me recovering over Christmas was a great idea. She always knows what to say. πŸ™‚

I spent the rest of the day doing laundry, getting as many things in order around the house, getting my shift covered at work for today, and stressing out about going under general anesthesia. Actually the recovery part is what I’m most nervous about. Remember my completely irrational fear of yacking? Please cross fingers they have some good stuff that prevents that. That, and the drive home from SF post surgery. It’s supposed to rain and my discharge time is smack in the middle of rush hour traffic. Lovely.

The good news is I will be running 3 weeks earlier than I anticipated and Mike is taking some time off work to be my slave take care of me. And I can stare at my Christmas tree all drugged up. That is shall be interesting. Ha!

Plus I already have some volunteers to come chill out on the couch, watch Christmas movies, eat popcorn & ice cream and get fat with me. πŸ˜‰

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So today will be all about getting my pre op stuff done, wrapping up loose ends, hopefully getting a pedi and trying really hard not to freak out. Can you believe I have never had surgery (do having my wisdom teeth out count?) or stitches? The fear of the unknown is quite terrifying.

Since I will have quite a bit of time on my hands, I’ll check in with you on here in a couple days. In the meantime, Mike will probably be making fun of me on Insta so maybe check there for updates if you are interested. Feel free to join him, it’s kinda how we deal with tough stuff ’round here.

Catch ya on the flip side.

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20 Comments on “Here we go…surgery

  1. Best wishes tomorrow! Everything is going to go smoothly and like you said just think about the fact that you’ll get to run 3 weeks earlier than you thought! πŸ˜€ That’s such a fun thought!

  2. Best wishes! I hope all goes well. I’ve never had surgery either {unless we ARE counting wisdom teeth removal} or stitches.

  3. Girl, we are the same person. I am absolutely white-knuckled terrified of puking. And for the record, I was not nauseous nor puking after my foot surgery. Just felt kinda loopy and out of it for the first day, and then back to normal (minus some pain near the incision site). Good call on the pedi! Nothin like pretty toes to stare at while your leg is elevated. πŸ˜‰

  4. Good luck tomorrow!! I had surgery on my abdomen a couple years ago and coming out of it was hilarious! I have a tattoo on my foot of a flower and the nurse commented and said it was pretty I told her thanks considering I got it done under the bridge at the skate park! Which is completely inaccurate LOL. I did get sick when they gave me my first pain pill, but that was because they didn’t listen to my mom or hubs when we told them they made me sick. That also ended up being a little funny, those disposable tiny puke bags were nowhere in site so hubs was trying to lift the giant trash can onto my bed so I didn’t yak all over myself.

    It’s going to go great!!!

  5. I have a totally irrational fear of barfing too! Oh my gosh, so funny.

    Good luck! I am sure Bam will appreciate the extra cuddle time while you recover.

  6. I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow! It’ll be so nice to run pain free again…and three weeks sooner even! Don’t worry too much about vomiting after. Tell them you are concerned about that before you go to surgery. It’s not uncommon to be nauseated following and there are medications they can give you to help with that. Zofran is your friend.

  7. Poor thing. Follow their instructions, do your clear liquids, and you most likely will not barf! Looking forward to hearing how you are feeling in a few days!

  8. You might want to remove the nail polish — They will likely use your nails as an indicator healthy blood oxygen levels.

  9. Best of luck to ya. Having had surgery three times now I can tell you it will be ok. I had no issues at all the most recent two surgeries as far as the anesthesia went.

    The beginning of a long healthy running life is closer than you think now.
    Enjoy the down time. Don’t fight it πŸ™‚

  10. Talk to your anesthesiologist before surgery and tell him you’re sensitive and ask him to give you the good stuff that will make sure you don’t puke. You’ll do great.

  11. Oh, I wish I had read this sooner – take the meds before surgery and it will hopefully keep you from being sick!
    Best wishes!! Glad Mike will be able to take some time off to take care of you!!!

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