Nov 14, 2012 - 4:59 pm
Surgery went well. More extensive than thought it was going to be but all turned out well. They had difficulty getting me to come out of anesthesia. Don't remember a lot about it but remember groaning in terrible pain while going in and out of consciousness. Could hear them talking about what to do but then would go back under. Then remember looking up and seeing four nurses looking at me and wondering what was going on. All day Monday they were watching me like a hawk. My oxygen level wasn't coming up so they wanted me to wear an oxygen mask all day/night. Tuesday was a much better day and today so all set to go home until they looked at that stupid little ball that holds the blood/fluid drainage and it was just too much for them so they checked me again this afternoon and felt it was better for me to stay here just in case it was a suture leak internally, that way they can get me back into surgery if need be. Don't think it's nothing serious though, just think they want to make sure. Really wanted to go home though as I've not slept in 3 nights. I'm serious, you've got anyone from blood pressure/pills/blood draws/check ins/mechanics (yup I'm serious). Can't they all just get together and pick a time and all come in at once? Also this afternoon my little blood ball started leaking all over my leg, gown and binder - geez, it's been one thing after another since I've been here.
Should be going home tomorrow but we will see. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Hope everyone's surgery and tests went well. Well doctor is ready to make his rounds. Hope he has some good news for me.