Sunday, April 02, 2006

Beautiful Day

Today it is gorgeous here in NJ. It will be 65 and sunny, not a cloud in the sky.
I feel much better, a little constipated but otherwise ok. I know my neck is starting to heal because it is itchy, I remember that from my C-Section scar.

A funny story about my surgery, I was taken from E and led into a small cubby to change my clothes. I was given scrub pants, a gown (open in the back), a robe and slippers. I was not allowed my small clip I always have in my hair in some fashion. I sat in a room waiting to meet with my anesthesiologist and my surgeon. I met with them, and then was led down another small hallway to O.R. #2. I laid on the table and was given a fresh from the oven blanket, warm and snuggly. Then a young lady came in as my anesthesiologist was giving my IV line. She introduced herself as a first year resident and this was her new rotation. That had me thinking that she wanted me to use as a test dummy for my tubes, important tubes like for breathing and stuff.
I wasn't down or that. I was nervous enough. I was going to have to tell them that I didn't want her working on me, just observing and make sure everyone in the room heard my wishes.
You really don't want to piss off the people that will have your open throat in their hands 4 seconds before they do, but I had to do it for my own piece of mind.
Just then he put a mask over my face and said "breathe deeply, it is just oxygen". I said to myself "hey self, oxygen isn't given with a mask, they are probably putting you out, but why would they? They haven't asked you to count backwards and my surgeon isn't here yet and..........."
Next thing I know I am awake in recovery puking on myself. I never got to tell the student, no way you are practicing on me.
I am fine though so I really can't complain. I just thought it was funny.

My in-laws are coming for one WEEK (gag) starting tomorrow. This was supposed to be a vacation for E & I but now we are poor and one of us is scarred and the sun would be no good right now.
I am trying to think of ideas of things to do with my in-laws and kids this week while E is working. I do have shopping to do because E's birthday is Thursday and my brother's is Friday and mine is Sunday. Fun!


  1. I am so glad you are recovering well. I would be leery of a rookie working on me too.
    I think your inlaws should be ther to accomodate you. You just had surgery, you have twins that you're around all the time. You shouldn't be expected to entertain them. If you're comfortable with it, I think they should come i, take care of the kids as often as you want them to, and let you do what you'd like. And you shouldn't feel guilty aboutt wanting that.
    I hope it turns out to be a good, restful week for you and not a stressful one.

  2. I'm so glad this went well!

  3. hey
    if you really did puke, remember that. next time tell the anesth... cuz you don't have to puke!

    glad you're up and about. here's a thought - while your inlaws are here, DO A BUNCH OF STUFF ALL BY YOURSELF!!!!! just a thought.


  4. Glad you are doing well with recovery. They are saying that I have to be on bedrest for 2 weeks after I have mine on the 19th. That may be cause I am pregnant too. Make sure you take it easy while your in-laws are there and dont lift anything.

  5. I am so glad that you are recovering well... itchy is good!! Aren't residents already MD's they just try out different specialties until they decided to begin the one they finally pick??? Ok..maybe ER is my newest addiction!!! Have fun with the in-laws and take advantage of the free babysitting and go out a few nights with the hubby!!!

  6. I'm glad to hear everything went great and you're recovering well. I HATED that itch from the incision. Drove me nuts. Good luck with the inlaws!

  7. my comments are getting eaten!

    ok. if you puke after surgery, tell them the next time. they can do tons if they know you tend to hurl. trust me ;)

    and what robyn said! let them take the kids and go! or you go! everyone will live and it's been my experience that when your loved ones spend more than 17 minutes doing what YOU DO EVERY DAY, you're suddenly 'understood'.

    xx and heal well and i hope your inlaws are fabulous in their helpfulness :)


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