Yes this crazy girl worked the morning of her surgery. It was a good thing because it kept my mind off things and kept me calm. I was able to call into the meeting I was supposed to be in Boston for and I think it went well. I got a couple of things accomplished and as of right now plan on working majority of the day Monday. Thank goodness for being a teleworker.
I had to be a the surgery place at 12:30 pm. We were late because someone decided to take the tour of New Haven to get to I95 North. Everything moved rather quickly from check in to vitals to IV insertion. Here’s a selfie of me waiting with the IV in.
Then everything came to a halt because they were running behind on surgeries. My surgery was scheduled for 1:30 pm and I did not get into the OR till after 3 pm. I used the time to my advantage and took a nap. Hey I didn’t know how I would feel afterwords and I like my sleep.
They wheeled me into the OR, I got on the bed and they set up some of the equipment. I can’t believe my anxiety was as good as it was. I really thought I would have started freaking out and crying at this point. Anesthesiologist came in saying that he was giving me something to forget where I was, I said great and honestly that’s the last thing I remember until waking up in recovery.
I woke up in recovery in a good amount of pain and just feeling plain uncomfortable. I had to eat some crackers and drink some ginger ale before she could give me a Percocet. I don’t thing she expected me to wolf down those crackers and the ginger ale as fast as I did. I was really hungry and more thirsty than that. I’m still really thirsty.
Once the pain meds started working, I started feeling more like myself. I’d say within a half hour of me waking up I was dressed and in a chair. Maybe an hour after waking up I was in the car on my way home. I was not expecting my recovery to go as speedy as it was and was prepared for a lot worse. Hey I’m not going to complain.
Her’e’s my new accessory for the next week and a half.
It’s another splint thank goodness. My follow up appointment is Monday, July 22nd and the stitches come out. I did not get to talk to the doctor because she was back in surgery. She talked to Chris and there’s like 6 screws in my ankle and a plate. I know nothing else. I will call the scheduler on Monday and ask.
The best part was I was on no food restriction. Ok there’s a beer restriction, but I can deal with that. So we had pizza from Olde World and our BFF Matt came over with beer (1 special one for me hidden in the fridge) and Identity Thief. The movie was meh, but it was nice to have the company.
I’m getting around pretty good. I can’t put any pressure on my left leg. I do rest it on the ground for short periods, but mostly it’s up on the back of the couch. I’m supposed to be moving to reduce the chance of blood clots. I have to look up some exercises I can do besides air bicycle. That’s been getting old fast.
My alarm is set for 1 am so I can take meds around the clock. This is one mistake I made when I had my wisdom teeth out. I’m also thinking that this recovery is going easier that my wisdom teeth recovery. Granted we are talking oral surgery there. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.