Saturday, February 21, 2009

2 Days To Go

It's been a hectic few weeks and I have been bad about posting. Just haven't had the energy to rehash it all.

Over the past few weeks I've had a few more checkups and a scan of my Thyroid and a Mammogram. There are issues with both so now I have to get them done again after surgery. I can't say I'm thrilled but whatever is going on will get taken care of.

The one thing I am happiest about is I am now 83lbs lighter. What a wonderful feeling it is. I can't wait to see what even more feels like after surgery.

Yesterday I had my IV filter put in. I did ok .. but had a momentary panic when they covered up my head to drape off all the areas except for my neck. The worst part of the whole thing was the Novocaine injections. It felt like my clavicle was being ripped out. Thank God it was only momentary and the effects of that and the drugs they were giving me through another IV kicked in about the same time and I went nite nite. The Docs called me a cheap date. Most people just get relaxed from the drugs and I fell off to la la land.

I have been pretty anxious about the up coming surgery but this procedure was a bit like a dry run. I have to say I am feeling a bit calmer about the whole thing. I know where I will be going and who I will be seeing. I have been told by many in the Hospital I am in good hands and that my surgeon has hand picked all his crew. I think he is wonderful and has fabulous credentials, so yes I put my life in his hands. I feel secure he will take good care of me.

Today is my last day of my shakes and a meal. Tomorrow is just clear fluids. Then clear fluids for a week after surgery and pureed foods for a month after that. I'm actually looking forward to it. I can have yogurt and cottage cheese again. I have been missing them. *wink*

This will be my last post for a while. I will be back after I am home and able to sit comfortably at the PC again.