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My doctor's office just called me with details for my surgery.

I'm to report on Monday morning at the NY Ear & Eye Institute at 6:00 AM. Surgery will be at 7:30 AM, lasting for about 2 hours. Add in recovery, and typical hospital delays, and I should be walking out the door with my parents at 1:00 PM.

I am so fucking scared right now.

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meapet
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Big hugs. I would feel the same way, were I in your shoes. All I can do is tell you that many people will be thinking good thoughts for you.
jbsegal
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
*HUG*
It'll be all good. And yeah, we'll all be thinking about you.
redhead_sue
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm also here with the hugs and good, healthy thoughts.
jaspamaster
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
Lori says you havent as much to worry about, things will go better than you think.
Think happy thoughts
chixalfred
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
*snuggles* and *support*

Bring a book and try not to think about it. You've said before it's something they do a lot. You'll be back to giving hello punches in no time!
luna_littleone
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
I know it's scary. But I also know that you will be fine. You will be looked after by family and friends. :)

*happy positive energy your way*
kimberlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Turns out I'll be in NYC this weekend if you want in-person hugs or to just vent about the scary aspects of surgery (I've had a lot of it, still get scared witless every time). Otherwise, please know that I'll be thinking of you and wishing you well every moment - from now until you're feeling completely recovered.

*hugs*
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fortryll
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
I wanted to tell you this earlier, but I've never had "waking up" issues or the vision of a mask coming down over my face before. Tell them you want the Versed, and you want it early because you're nervous. You literally won't remember a thing at that point. The wierdness of the waking up is odd...I remember smells and being a little confused but there was a nurse right there with me, talking to me, as I came out of it.

My experience has been that if you tell them you're nervous, they'll take extra good care of you. I hope that if you choose to do that, you'll find that to be the case. And not to be overly dittoish, but we'll be thinkin' bout ya. Call me if you need to talk or vent or whatever.
naudia
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
*hangs on to you tightly* You WILL be alright. If everyone who cares about you has to beat it into the fates with wooden spoons, you will come out of this well.
rogueboi
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Also, for speedy healing, load up on vitamin C before the day of your surgery. Don't be surprised if you find yourself tearing up a little bit as you come out of the anesthesia - it's normal to do that. Let me know if you need anything - I got yer back. ;)
contessagrrl
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I'm proud of you, and I think you're brave. I hope the surgery goes flawlessly.

Love you.
panther
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking good thoughts for you!

Please know that you will be fine. And I second whomever said ask for the Versed early - it REALLY helps and you won't remember the panic because of it.
water_bear
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thinking about you...

...and forgive me, I just recently had time to really read my f'list again and I missed what you are getting done this time...
sunspiral
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
My thoughts will be with you.
deirdre
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

This is really brave and I am very proud of you.

I will be thinking good thoughts.
professorbird
Mar. 16th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
I love you. You are very brave to face surgery. I don't think I could. In fact, I changed my whole lifestyle to avoid a simple gallbladder removal.

You're going to be fine. Hugs!
lachesis
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
*much love and hugs and good thoughts*
deeahblita
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

I hope you have really cool and demented nurses!

Assuming you get catheterized for the gen anesth, the big item of note is that they're not going to let you go home until you pee after the surgery on your own.

Pee Boymeat, Pee! :)
karikontrary
Mar. 18th, 2005 10:36 am (UTC)
*big hugs* the unknown is always scary, especially when it has to do with your hearing. Your in my thoughts, love.
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