Saturday, June 28, 2014
My BP was 126/71 and weight was 140.1.
I had to change my clothes into a gown. I put my belongings in a bag and waited for someone to come in. I couldn't handle the lack of clock. Also I didn't have a phone or anything.
A nurse came in to ask questions. The dr came in during this process and drew lines on my neck for where he'd make the incision. I couldn't see the marks because there was no mirror and I didn't have a camera.
The anesthesiologist came in and spoke to me about a difficult airway. He thought by looking at me that I might have one. The nurse finished asking questions. These people would ask the same questions. They just wanted to be sure. Questions like the last time I ate or drank anything or if I'm allergic to medications.
I got my IV. She was going to put it right at my elbow but then said if there were complications and they had to turn me at all, then having it on my wrist was better so she did that. Wow did it hurt while she was poking me. I even had a good vein and everything. She said they do hurt more there.
A different nurse came in to take me to the OR. I talked to him about the lack of clocks. We passed 2 on the way and 1 was in the OR. They said 10:30, 10:27, and 10:31. Then I talked about how their clocks weren't the same time. I think the nurse thought I was nuts.
There were a few nurses and the anesthesiologist in the OR. They were getting set up. The anesthesiologist was asking for some extra things in case I had a difficult airway. I moved to the OR table.
I remember being talked to about how he was giving me something to make me sleep and then nothing until I woke up.
I had to go to the bathroom. I remember telling them that. I was told the doctor would be in in 10 minutes to talk to me. Then I vaguely remember getting in a wheel chair. As I was being wheeled down the hall, I remember talking about how it'd just be a little trickle and a waist their time. Then I went and it was a decent amount so I said good. I don't remember washing my hands. I wonder if I did. I also don't remember getting back to my room either though.
I was talking to the nurses about how I could see sort of clearly straight ahead but my peripheral vision was still all fuzzy from the drugs. I talked about how I was probably like what being drunk is. I kind of wish Dave was there at this point so he could have told me later now nuts I really was.
I was wheeled out in a wheel chair. I got home and remember walking into things like I couldn't walk straight. Sachi said Ella didn't cry. Then she went off to work. I'm not sure if she was there 1 minute or 10. I was quite loopy.
Ella went to sleep. I thought she'd sleep for a long time since she only slept for less than an hour with Dave when he took her for a ride. She only slept an hour again but I think she woke because she had the most full diaper ever. I was still loopy but Dave said it was full to capacity with poop. I tried to take a picture and he said I was nuts.
Ella went to sleep near 8 PM and actually slept the night. She was exhausted from her day.
I took my antibiotic. I didn't take the prescription pain medicine. I only took Tylenol since it wasn't that bad. I took some Tylenol before bed too since the nurse recommended pain medicine before bed.
I woke up in the night a few times so stiff and I had trouble getting comfortable. Also Poly woke me up too.
I should have Dave write about my day. I was so out of it, who knows what actually happened.