Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Reporting back from the Operation

Everything went well for  Monday's surgery, except the timing.  We reported promptly at 2:15 but the operation did not take place until 7:15.  That was a lot of waiting on an empty stomach (I had to cease eating by midnight and all clear liquids by 10am).  So I was a bit grumpy by the time the anesthesiologists finally showed up.  However, they didn't put me out under general anesthetic, but instead used a lighter anesthetic that they typically employ during colonoscopies (dare we say propofol?).  So one minute I was joking with the operating staff and the next moment I was waking up post surgery at 8:30 pm.  I was home by 9:15 and friends Anne and Diane kept me company while I ate some wonderful Thai takeout (thank you Anne!). 

Other news was the lump on my neck that has recently arisen to perturb me is over my jugular vein, so a potential "two for one" excision had to be scotched.  And the oncological surgeon said there was a likelihood that more lumps might show up in the future.  Just like whack a mole!!

Got up this morning and prepped  a case and participated in  a hearing in the afternoon.  Had to wear a hat to the office because I'm can't shampoo my head until tomorrow.  As a result, when I pulled off the white stocking cap and bandage from my head this morning, I could see that it was going to be a very bad hair day for me.  Luckily my vanity has been shredded over the past two years.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better hair day.

1 comment:

odp said...

Glad they were able to take care of at least one of the lumps! (And it was probably fentanyl; at least that's what they use for my colonoscopies.) Hope they can take care of the neck one soon.

Prayers and love always,