So I don’t know how much of use I’m going to get here, but hopefully I get a lot of what do I want to do. Does that even make sense?
We had to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. I was not amused. I was even more not amused when they told me I had to wait to for almost an hour before I even saw the surgeon [which I never even saw until after the surgery]. Hung out with M, my mom, and my father in law, then the anesthesiologist came in to talk to me after someone came into mark the side of my head that Dr. Zager was doing the surgery on the right side.
The only person I recognized was the anesthesiologist who did my anigogram. That was kind of neat, though I only got to noticed him when the the actual other person in the room gave me the stuff that make me kind of sleeping. Apparently I was out for two hours or so before they actually started the procedure.
The did not do the direct by pass. Instead of just laying the scalp artery against the brain, they laid a muscle on my brain and will hope they’ll it will work out in the future. It should take 6-8 weeks for it to show up, but I hope it doesn’t work that way.
The only thing I remember about coming out of the surgery is asking for my chapstick when they told me they were going to go get my husband. My mom told me that until that day, she had never seen me at a 10 on the pain scale. They gave me something in the OR, morphine, dilaudid, and Benadryl all in the ICU room. I remember my nurse telling me at one point she had gotten me percocet, but the nurse practitioner didn’t want to give me two. I don’t know why, but I had stopped asking at that point. It took me until almost 8 pm that night to get me to an 8 point on the pain scale. I got sick a bit that night, but I was fine after she gave me some crackers.
I got home until Thursday night, but I’ll save that for another story. It’s honestly taking me almost all day to write this story. I have pictures to post, but I’ll do that when I have a chance.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be happen to answer as many as I can.