Friday, June 5, 2009
We went to Boston this past Tuesday for my pre op appt. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but I think I am okay with it all. They took a bunch of blood, did an EKG, physical, and history. I met with a NP (nurse practitioner) from anesthesia, a nurse from the surgery dept, and a very short discussion with an anesthesiologist. Everything looks good and we are now counting down the days! I will spend at least one night in ICU...I am not looking forward to that! I will be glad to get moved to a regular floor, and hopefully into a private room so that my nursing instincts will not be tempted.
Yesterday I started the new medication...it does make me pretty sleepy and so far I am not too dizzy...just feel like I am walking around on a sailboat that's tipped up on one side.
We are wrapping things up at school with the kids...they finish on June 23rd. There is lots happening with them between baseball, softball, band, scouts, and recitals! We enjoyed our Memorial Day camping trip, but sadly I did not take any pictures!
My sister Terry will be here the eve of the 16th and we will get her settled in to take over the household before my surgery. It's hard to believe that after all this time, the surgery is finally in sight!