Oct 11, 2013 - 3:08 pm
After 7 months of waiting, time is finally flying. I'm a little scared. I'm a big wimp and hate pain-especially after the 4 surgeries I've already had in the last year :(. At my pre-op appt, the anesthetist ordered an Epi and PCA, but warned me I will still have likely signifigant pain. Ugh
We have an added wrinkle as well: due to some Thyroid cancer testing this past week, I've endured 6 blood draws, 1 IV, 2 injections and a PET scan. I have no usuable veins left. The tech blew out my last one yesterday putting the IV in. The nurses sent a request to my Rad Onc for a PICC line, but she said no. They may not be able to put an IV in me on Tues. They definitely can't draw blood tomorrow for my last Thyca draw.