January 2, 2001
Well, I had a wonderful holidays. My pre-op is tomorrow, and I am so excited. I can't believe this is happening! I wonder if he will be doing the markings tomorrow? Also, I'll ask him if he'll need to take some of my blood in the case that I would need a transfusion, or what not. I'm still okay with the nerves and everything. I know the "What am I getting myself into" will kick in soon. Ha. Well, I hope time flies by quickly. I just want it done and over with.
January 3, 2001
My day of pre-op: I showed up on time and waited for 40 minutes to be called in. He handed me one of those tissue tops, again, and said to get dressed in it, he would be right back. He did his check over.( I guess as a refresher...so many women, so many boobs. hehe) To answer my markings question: No he did not do the markings. He'll do that the same day as surgery. I got dressed and we went into his office to run over the last minute questions, make sure I still wanted to do this, and to go over the details of prepping for the surgery. When we left his office, the nurse took us over to the other building where I would be coming the morning of surgery. I got my blood taken. EEk. I hate needles. No one would know it. I act completely fine. But, I'm thinking "I hate this, I hate this, I hate this" Then we got my pre-admission set up and signed all of the legal papers. So, the day of surgery would be as stress free as possible. Then we left. Pretty simple. Although we were there for 2 1/2-3 hours.
So, I'm supposed to show up at the hospital on January the 8th at 6:30 am. My surgery won't be 'til 8:00 am. I'm not supposed to eat/drink anything the night before (after midnight) and that morning. I'm so freaked out. I hope it all turns out okay. I've never had surgery of any kind before, and never any broken bones or serious injuries. So, although I know I have a high pain threshold, I hope I will survive all this. Pray for me!! Lol. Well, we're almost there. The interesting stuff won't start 'til after surgery, so keep reading.
January 06, 2001
Well, the day after tomorrow is my surgery. I have to start getting the last of the catching up to do on my laundry, arrange things to be in reachable distance (So, I don't have to raise my arms above my head for anything), and prepare myself emotionally. EEk. I'm nervous. I just want it to be here. Just get here, already!! I still need to go out and buy some sports bras. Haven't done that, yet. I'm not sure what supplies to get for recovery, yet. I have a pretty good gist of what will be needed, but I'm not sure about brands and stuff. I'm trying to go over everything in my head, so I won't forget something that'll be a hassle after surgery. I've been so ready for this for the longest time, and now at the last minute I'm acting like I haven't been researching every microscopic detail of this surgery for years now. I'm just being weird. Oh, please let today be over soon! I can't wait! Sorry for whining so much. Last minute jitters. hehe Well, I'll go for now. My Anesthesiologist is calling tomorrow to go over the little details, then it's just a matter of trying to get to sleep, so I can get up at 5:00 am to be at the hospital at 6:30. I pray, I pray, I pray this all turns out well. God, I pray there are no complications. Well, we'll see. Later, gals. ~Alecia